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The project is not owned by a major waste industry player, making it an outlier for the region. With construction beginning later this year, it will enter a market with increasingly high recycling expectations.
The Northeast company reported a positive quarter despite facility construction setbacks, inflation issues and lower landfill volumes. It also previewed upward of $500 million in potential acquisition opportunities.
As it saw a decline in pandemic-related waste, Stericycle experienced its most acute period of driver illnesses yet. The company also previewed a new medical waste facility and closed out a $90 million corruption settlement.
Plastics remain a potent issue for shareholder advocacy this year, with commitments already made by companies such as Coca-Cola and votes still pending at Amazon, McDonald's and ExxonMobil.
As current and former EPA officials called for greater action on environmental justice, the author of seminal research on inequity issues around Houston landfills and incinerators shared how the concept got its start.
Executives at the industry's top company kicked off earnings season with updates on efforts to offset inflation, reduce head count through automation and focus more on ESG investments than on big acquisitions.
Employers also could face increased union activity, one employment law attorney said. The proposed regulations are similar to an Obama-era rule that the Trump administration ultimately rescinded.
The Teamsters and investment firm Parnassus say independent audits could clarify progress on corporate ESG and DEI goals. The companies say they already provide needed data on the issues, therefore audits are unnecessary.
After years of discussion, the city and its growing zero waste staff intend to announce details next month for an opt-in pilot that will start in 2022.
The pandemic threw startups for a loop, but many are still seeing strong demand. Now, companies and restaurants may have to balance brand identity with a factor that could be most helpful for reusables to succeed — uniformity.
At a virtual Northeast Recycling Council event, the DOJ weighed in on its antitrust review process, panelists discussed "rethinking our internal structures" on DEI and electronics repair advocates celebrated legislative progress.
The grocery chain, which has already eliminated the bags at more than half of its stores, plans to fully do away with them by the end of this year.
The agency will inspect the jobsites of over 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor settings when the National Weather Service issues a heat warning or advisory for a local area.
The bill's unique "transitional" model sunsets after five years and creates a fund for reuse and waste reduction projects. While some local recyclers are supportive, national packaging trade groups are opposed.
JRM is one of the last large independent companies left in the Greater Boston market. The deal fits in with Republic's existing transfer infrastructure in the region and will give it a MRF north of the city.
The ocean carrier had committed to not carry plastic scrap on any of its ships by June 1, leaving plastic scrap shippers to find another carrier as of mid-April.
The multi-league coalition will see some teams deploy "recycling hawkers" at games to collect bottles and cans from fans in the stands.
Gov. Kathy Hochul spearheaded the effort to implement producer responsibility for packaging, but it didn't survive budget negotiations. Attention now turns to other pending legislation that would enact various forms of packaging EPR.
Closed Loop Partners Pledges up to $5 Million to Support Innovations from RRS NextCycle Initiative Closed Loop Partners, through its Closed Loop Infrastructure Group, pledges support to Resource Recycling Systems’ (RRS) NextCycle, a customizable accelerator-style program that facilitates... Read More...
"The biggest piece of it is to know the company you're working for," said Sue Wingert, vice president of human resources at RoadRunner Recycling.