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The report analyzed material from landfills, transfer stations and wastewater treatment plants — including some Casella Waste Systems sites. ​While state officials assert the "forever chemicals" are largely contained, pressure continues to rise.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/cardboard-parcel-...
Manufacturers set their sights on packaging as a means to reduce waste, improve sustainability and lower shipping costs.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/udall-lowenthal-...
The bill would also establish a national container deposit system, ban single-use plastic products and set recycled content requirements. Staunch opposition is expected from some recycling and plastics trade groups.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/udall-lowenthal-...
Rep. Alan Lowenthal, sponsor of the upcoming Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, rallied activists around the bill at a Washington event. The film teases out likely divides over the legislation between industry and advocacy groups.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/maine-packaging-...
Initial language is close to final, kicking off a complex debate around whether producers should help pay recycling and disposal costs. The proposed model would be similar to one shaped in Québec, Canada.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/hill-mccollum-...
During Wednesday's House subcommittee on "challenges and opportunities" facing recycling, lawmakers hashed out questions about the EPA's authority, EPR policy, municipal funding and more.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/cascade-cart-...
Waste Management will be its first customer — as well as the company collecting the necessary curbside materials from residential customers – but municipalities are also looking to purchase the new "EcoCart."
https://www.wastedive.com/news/remade-institute-...
Grand plans of recyclability and reuse often fall short of real-life implementation. REMADE wants to close that gap, and quickly, with industry input along the way.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/republic-services-...
Devens Recycling, permitted for up to 1,500 tons per day of C&D and MSW, is among the largest of its kind in a capacity-constrained region. The deal is expected to open up valuable internalization opportunities.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/baltimore-...
Wheelabrator and other opponents argue the law is intended to force closure of their incinerators. In a sign of potential national significance, a Covanta-affiliated group of 11 other local governments has also filed an amicus brief.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/plastic-bag-...
The American Progressive Bag Alliance is now the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance and aims for 20% recycled content by 2025. Anti-plastics groups remain skeptical. 
https://www.wastedive.com/news/waste-management-...
The company is leaning into CNG much more than any of its large competitors as part of a greenhouse gas emission "offset" target, and not making any public commitments yet on electric vehicles. 
https://www.wastedive.com/news/pennsylvania-waste...
Pennsylvania is among the most landfill-friendly states, but some community members are increasingly skeptical. County commissioners are likely to push back on the Camp Hope Run proposal from PA Waste. 
https://www.wastedive.com/news/florida-...
Under the industry-backed legislation, municipal contracts with haulers or MRFs would have to include specific contamination-related elements required by the state.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/2020-legislative-...
An influx of legislation in Congress aims to tackle problems facing the recycling industry amid rising public attention. The bills range widely in their industry backers and odds of success.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/tracking-the-...
Spurred by market challenges, the Hill has seen a historic influx of big bills. Keep up on all the latest developments with our legislative tracker.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/notable-waste-...
With confirmed deals by GFL Environmental, Waste Connections and Interstate Waste Solutions, the year is off to a busy start. The pending Waste Management-Advanced Disposal deal is among more to come.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/los-angeles-...
LASAN Director Enrique Zaldivar pledged to procure only electric vehicles in two years and gradually convert the fleet. While the market continues to evolve, adoption is far from widespread.
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Following ongoing Department of Justice dialogue, a package of potential divestiture assets is circulating that could clear the $4.9 billion transaction for antitrust approval. Many view multiple buyers as increasingly likely.
https://www.wastedive.com/news/nestle-waters-...
Joining multiple environmental groups, Nestlé Waters North America is pushing requirements for plastic bottles to have 30% PCR by 2030. The beverage giant is among many that needs much more material to hit sustainability goals.

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