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Upcoming hearings — with input from numerous creditors — aim to hammer out final details of the proposed $12.6 million sale to private equity firm Platform Capital.
By 2024, retailers in the state could face fines up to $500 for offering single-use plastic bags.
Two newly announced transactions in the region add recycling, transfer and disposal capacity for multiple streams. This is part of plans by Allied Industrial Partners to invest $150 million into the business.
Preparing for SB 1383’s recycling requirements is a bigger lift for areas that didn’t already collect food scraps. Program officials in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino County share their stories in Part 4 of our series.
Proponents of a nationwide container deposit bill are revising a draft first announced last year, which would call for a 5-cent redemption value on most container types, with the hope that it can get bipartisan support.
Waste and recycling workers are among those at risk for heat stress and illness as many parts of the U.S. experience record-breaking temperatures.
Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt, talks about growing her urban composting initiative and encouraging companies to make waste diversion and environmental justice a larger part of their ESG strategy.
The Environment and Climate Change subcommittee discussed merits of the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act, Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act, CLEAN Future Act and Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
The Texas-based company is in talks to be acquired by a private equity firm. Meanwhile, the Indiana city is cutting ties after months of service issues that have also been seen in Nashville and elsewhere.
The landmark legislation sets ambitious recycling and reduction rate targets for plastic and other types of packaging. Its passage is intended to narrowly avert a plastics fee ballot initiative that was set to appear in November.
The company — formerly known as BioHiTech Global — has seen its stock price plummet following financial, operational and legal issues. Former partner Entsorga sees a path forward for its shuttered showcase plant.
After four years of attempts, this major legislation could finally pass. The bill must now make it through the state Senate and reach the governor’s desk by the end of June to avert a competing plastics ballot measure.
A rural recycling infrastructure bill gets a House version, efforts to reduce plastic packaging at the U.S. Capitol move forward, and USAID tackles ocean plastic with new Save Our Seas funding.
See the latest compensation data for executives at WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Clean Harbors, Stericycle, Harsco and Casella Waste Systems in our annual report.
The city recently approved its first waste rate cap increase since 2018 and added greater weight to pricing proposals for a bid process that will reshape the market. Local stakeholders remain wary about how things will unfold.
SB 54 is supported by major recyclers, including Republic Services, but it is drawing opposition from key environmental groups. It must pass by the end of this month to stop an upcoming plastics fee ballot initiative.
Regulations weren’t finalized for years, and the pandemic delayed many plans. New state grants worth $180 million will help, but more will be needed to meet this unfunded mandate. Read Part 3 of our series.
Amid new producer responsibility action in states such as Colorado, New York and Hawaii, Neil Seldman of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance weighs in on the best way to approach this policy going forward.
The circular economy can offer “transformative promises” and potential job creation, but a recent literature review found many reports overlook EJ's role in sustaining such systems.
The supply of corrugated boxes could improve in the next six months, according to Fastmarkets RISI, but other categories may be challenging until 2023.