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Analysts said brands may struggle to reach their packaging goals, but investments in mechanical and chemical recycling infrastructure, plus growing consensus on EPR policies, could help.
A canned wine bottle bill and mattress recycling EPR passed in Oregon, along with a chemical recycling bill in West Virginia. Meanwhile, the fate of New York's packaging EPR proposal is pending in the state budget process.
The bill is seen as a natural evolution from the state's recent work on recycling and climate change. Organics recyclers are especially focused on new compost procurement rules and first-in-the-nation compostable product guidelines.
The complaint alleges the company "went in a different direction," which was "a white male with far less experience," after the Georgia employee was previously "paraded around" as an example of diversity.
The retailer worked with vendors including third-party brands and its own private labels to design more eco-friendly packaging for hundreds of products.
Watch the videos from our Feb. 10 virtual event to hear perspectives from the Waste Dive team, The Recycling Partnership and Reloop.
At the Plastics Recycling Conference, IHS Markit analysts suggested volatile crude oil prices from the war in Ukraine could drive up virgin resin prices and recycled resin demand. Meanwhile, supply is still tight for PET, PP and PE.
The Biden administration announced new grant funding for OEMs and a proposed rule to dramatically curb nitrogen oxide emissions by 2031.
Industry employers Republic, Casella and WIN Waste, as well as recruiters and other partners, talked through the do's and don'ts of job postings, hiring processes and creating attractive workplaces during recent SWANA events.
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Although companies are revealing more about employee race and ethnicity, their reports are not standardized and are often spotty, JUST Capital said.
ISRI, NWRA and other waste and recycling organizations expect the landmark treaty to affect high-level operations, but the details won't be known until 2024.
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A 20-plus-year reputation and broad range of clients — including municipalities, military bases and private companies — will keep the company going as competition ramps up in the waste sector, executives said.
This shift "will result in most Americans no longer being advised to wear masks in indoor public settings," according to one law firm.
Molson Coors will spend $85 million to start the transition to cardboard-wrap carriers for the brew while upgrading machinery so its entire North American portfolio can use the material by the end of 2025.
The second-largest U.S. city tapped LA Sanitation & Environment for more details on how to actually make the transition, as the county and state also pursue related policies.
The waste & recycling industry have recently continued to step up and play an important role in sustainability. More and more industry players have been implementing greener incentives, which is a step in the right direction.
The Spanish company's U.S. division recently purchased a Texas hauler to help densify its commercial routes. CEO Inigo Sanz discusses other recent developments as the operation works toward $300 million in revenue.
The SEC soon plans to propose rules for sustainability disclosure that will feature detailed guidelines for reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, according to SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee.