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In this week's municipal news roundup: more methods to reduce roadside trash, plus ongoing waste collection issues and new compost initiatives.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Neil Seldman responds to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's description of extended producer responsibility as “a necessary part of the solution to packaging waste and pollution."
Catch up on event coverage and interviews about the labor shortage, emerging ESG pressures, fleet technology, PFAS and more.
At WasteExpo, executives, vendors and regulators were vocal on everything from policy to PFAS, and plastics to the problem of not being able to hire enough workers.
Leaders from Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental and other groups weighed in on labor solutions, fleet technology and the economy at last week's WasteExpo.
"If I ordered a truck and I got it in nine months, it may sit for 14 months waiting for the ability to plug it in," one Los Angeles sanitation official said at WasteExpo, highlighting the need to focus on the electricity poised to power upgraded fleets.
In this week’s municipal news roundup: commentary from officials in Atlanta, Austin and Phoenix. Plus, multiple pandemic-delayed plastics laws begin taking effect.
Pending finalization, the Recycling Modernization Act would require producer funding, set MRF labor standards, establish a standardized material list and much more. A new labeling task force could also feed into national debate.
As many employers across the industry say it’s harder to fill open positions now than it was before the pandemic, some conference speakers sought to spotlight the potential in currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.
CFOs confronting growing pressure to disclose climate change risks can find in their analysis opportunities to improve capital allocation and risk management.
Respondents to an American Staffing Association survey also expressed both a desire to keep their own vaccination status private and a belief in their right to know others', resulting in a "challenging privacy paradox."
The two programs, which show growing momentum for EPR policies, would target most types of consumer packaging and require producers to pay into stewardship organizations regulated by state environmental agencies.
The Recycling Partnership and Recyclops share how they're working with municipalities to expand the scope of U.S. curbside recycling. Also in this week's municipal news roundup, truck news from Alaska and South Carolina.
Multiple states introduce bills each year to update their container deposit laws, but few pass. Experts say balancing competing interests and tough compromises may be the only way for them to make it to the finish line.
Conference speakers pointed to the U.S. Plastics Pact road map and Ellen MacArthur Foundation's recent endorsements as signs that EPR is coming into its own — as long as state and federal policy can catch up.
The city aims to release the next part of a waste and recycling zone RFP within two months. Waste Connections, Interstate Waste Services, Winters Bros. Waste Systems and other local companies are among the high-profile bidders.
Landfill operators must be proactive about PFAS and methane issues to position themselves as responsible material handlers amid new and forthcoming regulations, ​speakers at the June 17 event said.
Legislation sailed through Congress this week and was signed by President Joe Biden in time for the day's celebration.
SWANA's Sustainable Materials Management Summit and the NYC Food Waste Fair brought together local leaders from Florida to Maryland and Georgia to California. Catch up in this week's municipal news roundup.
"Europe may be ahead of the U.S. in requiring recyclable systems, but all will soon follow," said Paul Veers, chief engineer at NREL's National Wind Technology Center.