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The technology company plays up its municipal offerings and highlights case studies from commercial customers, while talking about a "waste wake-up call." More detailed climate metrics are expected in a future edition.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is searching for savings due to the pandemic's financial effects, with funding for curbside collection, community composting and recycling outreach set to be cut.
Pricing had been depressed since last year, due to a variety of global factors. Now, suspensions of some container redemption and curbside recycling programs are further complicating supply issues.
Market analysts expect the cost of recycled PET will eventually start to gain parity with virgin, but recent low oil prices and issues with container redemption programs are complicating that outlook.
The parties have less than two months to receive Department of Justice approval and close this $4.9 billion transaction under original terms. A look at competitive concerns around Chicago show the complexities involved.
One of the industry's largest transactions in years, between two of its biggest companies, has generated significant interest since being announced in 2019. Catch up on all of the latest developments with our ongoing coverage.
Recent proxy filings detail the rising, multimillion-dollar figures paid to the CEOs of Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Covanta and Casella Waste Systems.
Even as coronavirus waste ramped up, prompting concerns about China-like levels, public companies largely saw a decrease in overall volume following the cancellation of elective procedures and other effects.
Testing done near a Norlite facility in New York indicates incineration of PFAS may be spreading the toxic chemicals. Sen. Chuck Schumer has asked two federal agencies to launch a probe amid broader federal scrutiny.
By funding education, sorting technology and end markets, the industry-backed Carton Council earned highly-sought federal recyclability status. Yet some MRFs and governments question if this packaging is worth the effort.
Results are in for seven publicly-traded North American companies, and it's clear the industry is resilient. But many questions remain about adapting to volume shifts and whether early optimism for economic recovery will bear out.
In its first report since going public, GFL outlined financial effects from the pandemic and optimism for an economic recovery. Executives also previewed future growth plans after starting the year with significant M&A spending.
Environmental groups have decried the push for additional infrastructure funding as a "plastics bailout." The picture is more complicated when factoring in stances from other trade groups, including the glass and fiber sectors.
The economic effects of COVID-19 will be much more prominent in Q2 reports this summer, but early indicators of revenue and volume declines began appearing in March.
Q2 results will be affected, with April revenues down by 6%, but executives reported early signs of a potential turnaround. While M&A activity has been delayed, multiple deals are still in the works.
A prior contract expired last month and the city declined to accept a new bid that would have reportedly cost around $200 per ton. The sudden processing suspension caught residents and some local officials by surprise.
The company suspended 2020 guidance, repeatedly emphasizing unpredictable conditions. While executives were optimistic about early landfill trends, long-term effects on small business customers were described as "the big unknown."
Q1 earnings were positive, but more recent double-digit percentage volume declines from the pandemic shutdown have been difficult. Still, executives reported early signs of recovery and heightened M&A activity.
A momentous policy change will have to wait as companies ranging in size from Waste Connections to a local three truck operator report substantial volume declines due to the novel coronavirus.
After a proposed incinerator project stalled in 2018, the territory's long-term plan remains uncertain as noncompliant landfills are reaching capacity. Meanwhile, recycling programs and waste reduction efforts are still evolving.