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The pandemic spurred an uptick in plastic bag use as already limited retail take back options became more scarce. Stakeholders from all sides think it's time for new ideas.
New York – hit harder than many markets in the country – has seen numerous workers become ill with the coronavirus, have their hours cut, or get laid off. And hopes for federal hazard pay legislation have not materialized.
Rubicon led the pack with a nearly $9.78 million loan in the Paycheck Protection Program's first round, which helped the sector retain more than 66,000 jobs. The new package puts a fresh $284 billion up for grabs.
Lost revenues, rising operating expenses and limited federal aid have left local leaders looking for creative solutions. Though in some cases, the pandemic has also created opportunities to update their practices.
ICYMI: Recycling RRS-Authored Articles It is the end of the year and we won’t say it…you know what 2020 was. We thought we would gather up the RRS-authored articles that hit industry publications this year and recycle them right here…in case you missed it. A Plan for Reinvigoration by: Matt Naud (... Read More...
From manufacturing effects to the difficulty of recycling PV panels and turbine blades, solar and wind in particular can spur consequences the industries are trying to reduce.
Under Michael Regan's watch at the Department of Environmental Quality, Duke Energy agreed to the largest coal ash cleanup in U.S. history. If confirmed by the Senate, he will be the first Black man to lead the agency.
It's the first time since 2012 refuse and recycling collectors haven't landed in the top five most fatal occupations, as tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatal transportation incidents fell dramatically after a 2018 spike.
Recycled content, plastics policy, climate connections and racial justice are among top priorities heading into 2021. The event also marked the latest sign of a revived National Recycling Coalition.
A $1 trillion infrastructure plan Buttigieg unveiled in January as part of his presidential campaign hints at what could be the agency's future priorities.
Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Wheelabrator and many others all had a particularly active stretch of deal-making across numerous states.
The private equity-backed players are just two examples of companies making moves in a region many view as primed for consolidation. As other companies expand their footprints, there may be more to come.
Initial members of the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance include Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America, all of which will direct their organics to a rapidly expanding network of Vanguard facilities across the country.
Blades, the only turbine component not getting recycled, will now be shredded to replace raw material for cement manufacturing with lower CO2 emissions.
The Department of Streets and Sanitation was found to be falling short in multiple areas, when it comes to enforcing recycling for numerous buildings in the city. Local aldermen are calling for a hearing on the issue in January.
The manufacturer of Everboard, a unique roofing material, sees opportunities to use more plastic packaging in addition to its usual feedstock of cartons. Construction could begin as early as next year.
Recycling Association of Minnesota Recognizes RRS’ Kris Kaar Kris Kaar RRS Sr Consultant & Carton Council Rep Kris Kaar, RRS senior consultant, was awarded the Denise Kolar award by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). The award honors a member of RAM who has devoted a tremendous... Read More...
The Presidential Plastics Action Plan calls for eight types of action by the president-elect, including support for the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
A recent report, stemming from a shareholder resolution this year, shows the financial complexities around managing mixed plastics. It's also the latest sign of an industry shift on the rising producer responsibility discussion.
If approved, Texas would be the third state to run or partially run its own permitting program for coal ash management.