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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.
Manufacturers set their sights on packaging as a means to reduce waste, improve sustainability and lower shipping costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under the industry-backed legislation, municipal contracts with haulers or MRFs would have to include specific contamination-related elements required by the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.