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After starting out on the back of a truck, the CEO of Maryland-based Goode Cos. has since grown a multi-company portfolio. He reflects on what it took to get there, a tough contract experience in Florida and what's next.
Coming on the heels of the state's ban on single-use paper and plastic bags, shoppers at select locations can now use in-store kiosks to rent and return bags through a program supported by Closed Loop Partners.
Speakers from Recology, ERI, Generate Upcycle, Orlando and the state of California shared advice on how to advance waste, recycling and organics operations.
Hear what executives from Casella Waste Systems, Coastal Waste & Recycling, LRS, Republic Services, USA Hauling & Recycling, Waste Connections and others had to say about key trends at WasteExpo.
Though the U.S. EPA has touted environmental justice as a major priority, many waste and recycling facility operators are unclear where they fit in and how the concept translates to day-to-day actions, panelists at WasteExpo said.
The Russia-Ukraine war and booming EV demand are contributing to surging battery commodity prices. Federal funding and private-sector investments could boost recycling to make the domestic supply more sustainable.
Timeline predictions vary, but conversations at WasteExpo suggested a wider consensus is forming that refuse fleets are destined for electrification. With that, the focus shifts from doubts about trucks to infrastructure stresses.
This could be the third state bill of its kind to pass so far. The law would create an advisory board with recycler representation, but the American Forest & Paper Association wants to see it vetoed over recycling rate and cost concerns.
For consumers looking to avoid e-waste, retailers are filling a gap left by manufacturers. Best Buy sees this as a convenience service that can appeal to consumers regardless of policy drivers in their state.
The waste sector presents some of the best opportunities to reduce methane emissions and global warming through organic waste prevention, source separation and composting, writes John Ribeiro-Broomhead.
The industry's largest event kicked off with sessions focused on the link between diversity and sustainability, young rising leaders, fleet technology rollouts, a notable new PFAS law in Maine and more.
Achieving exponential growth organically and through acquisition, LRS remains hungry for continued expansion, and in attracting successful, family-owned businesses in search of continuing their legacy with LRS.
After finalizing the $2.2 billion US Ecology acquisition, Republic said it has another $400 million worth of solid waste and recycling deals "in the advanced stages of closing" and is eyeing tuck-ins in environmental solutions.
The first such case, involving a woman who claims her husband died after she brought home the coronavirus from on-site work during the lockdown, has been cleared to proceed to trial.
Following the Sprint purchase, executives anticipate further M&A opportunities. They were also optimistic in an earnings call about further potential from recovering Canadian volumes, price increases and lower labor turnover.
The company discussed a strong start to the year due in part to solid waste pricing and revenues from its resource recovery sector, but inflation and labor challenges remain.
Executives touted plans for an upcoming Nebraska incinerator and are optimistic about gaining further ground in a market that has become more consolidated following Republic's purchase of US Ecology.
Faced with a patchwork of inconsistent measurement frameworks, regulators and other standard-setters worldwide are now building a consensus behind uniform rules for gauging sustainability.
Catch up on the latest round of financial results from WM, Waste Connections, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors and Stericycle.
The Minnesota city has over 50% program participation after going citywide around 2015. Meanwhile, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are among the cities eyeing expansions to collection options.