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E.L Harvey, a multigenerational Massachusetts company, has a large collection fleet along with sizable recycling and transfer facilities. The deal is the latest sign of a very active M&A market regionally and nationally.
Governor J.B. Pritzker supports a ban, but he urged the state legislature to update the bill's definition of “incineration” so it would not unintentionally prohibit companies from using other types of pollution control.
The recent run of strong pricing, especially for HDPE natural, has caught recyclers' attention. At least one expert believes market dynamics have decoupled recycled resin prices from virgin.
Multiple groups are working with lawmakers to potentially introduce national container deposit legislation as soon as next month. They hope recent bipartisan support for recycling in Congress could boost its chances.
While major private-sector employers haven't announced any vaccine mandates to date, government employees in New York, Philadelphia, Denver and elsewhere face new requirements.
Most small businesses would not face higher taxes under Biden's spending proposal, the White House said, in response to Republican criticism. This is part of a broader discussion on potentially raising corporate tax rates.
Pilots collecting glass separately from bars and restaurants show positive returns, speakers at Southeast Recycling Development Council event said. Meanwhile, glass recyclers are certifying MRFs with cleaner glass streams.
Among others, employees in areas of substantial transmission should wear masks to protect unvaccinated co-workers, the agency said.
There are multiple factors to consider even before examining overall cost, including range needs and infrastructure access, one executive said.
After years of scrutiny, local haulers now must follow new labor and vehicle safety requirements within the city. It's the latest in a series of reforms leading up to commercial waste franchise zones.
Local news reports reveal coronavirus-driven worker absences and pickup delays reminiscent of earlier in the pandemic. Industry leaders are still encouraging vaccinations, as some cities require them for their own employees.
Convenience. Scope. Processing and marketing locations. Those are issues some paint EPR stakeholders wish they had handled differently when that industry-led program began in the early 2010s.
Major corporations have pledged to make big recycling-related changes by 2025, and environmental groups are holding them accountable through reporting requirements, shareholder agreements and lawsuits.
The delta variant is driving new outbreaks and government guidance. Whatever employers choose, inconsistent enforcement is a "recipe for disaster," one attorney said.
Panelists at last week's virtual event discussed how positive market shifts for certain postconsumer plastics and fiber grades are influencing MRF investment decisions, while labor availability is a key issue in servicing local programs.
The bill, backed by President Joe Biden, features the text of the RECYCLE Act, funding for Save Our Seas 2.0 and battery recycling provisions.
The draft bill backed by President Joe Biden features the text of the RECYCLE Act, funding for Save Our Seas 2.0 and battery recycling provisions. Stakeholders are cautiously optimistic some will survive to the final bill.
Like competitors, the company has largely recovered lost pandemic business and is raising prices to stay ahead of wage pressures. To date, 14 acquisitions have closed and many more are in this year's pipeline, leaders said.
Major companies saw strong results from recycling and highlighted active M&A opportunities. Catch up on takeaways from Waste Management, Republic Services, GFL Environmental and Casella Waste Systems.