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Rhodes Yepsen, executive director of the Biodegradable Products Institute, says a broader materials management discussion is key to understanding the shift toward new waste reduction targets.
Head of Sustainability Bea Perez said people like being able to reseal the drinks in lightweight packaging, adding that alternatives could push up the company's carbon footprint and hurt sales.
The coffee giant's "resource positive" goals seek 50% reduction in waste sent to landfills by 2030. Its emphasis on changing cup design for recyclability, as opposed to compostables, differs from some competitors.
NASA data indicates Republic Services, Waste Connections and Waste Management are among the state's "super-emitters." Truvalue Labs Research highlights the possible financial and regulatory perils of failing to reign in methane emissions.
Beverage distributors would be required to form a product stewardship organization for container collection. The state's container redemption program has experienced mounting financial strain.
The initiative will partner with city officials to pour $3 million into improvements to a Balcones Resources MRF, in addition to targeting low recycling rates at multifamily housing complexes.
IWS acquired the rail-served Apex landfill in Ohio and is now majority-owned by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. This makes it the largest vertically-integrated operator in the New York City metro area ahead of a major shift to commercial waste zones.
The service provider leads an effort to fund a range of new waste and recycling efforts with billions of dollars in fees from producers, while banning expanded polystyrene containers. The question could go before voters in November.
The global company wants to lead the shift to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of more environmentally friendly solutions with a venture fund.
The proposed legislation would impose stricter regulations on coal ash cleanup. Waste Management is among the companies that have pointed to coal ash as a potentially lucrative waste stream.
Founded in 2000, Penn Waste has grown to include a collection fleet that services counties throughout South Central Pennsylvania and one of the largest residential MRFs in the United States. This marks the latest in a series of major industry acquisitions.
As more municipalities drop glass over financial pressure, processors maintain the market is viable. Neil Seldman of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues glass is still essential.
The enforcement could affect U.S. fiber imports at a time when India was expected to increase its paper consumption. Yet parts of this policy have been in place for years so it remains unclear how widespread the effects could be.
State lawmakers got close on multiple waste and recycling bills, but most didn't make it through. Sponsors have pledged to revive the efforts when they return for a new session later this month.
Residents have expressed repeated concerns over a potential increase in radioactive fracking material at the site. But Casella argues the Hakes Landfill is safe and in full environmental compliance.
Warren County is seeking a replacement program, but it is unclear what commodities will be included. Other local counties are choosing to scrap their programs without immediate replacements on the horizon.
The chain will also remove harmful chemicals like PFAS, phthalates and BPA from its consumer packaging as part of a larger sustainability initiative.
The Forward Landfill's lifespan will be extended to 2036 under the plan. The move comes as the state launches a major organics diversion initiative and seeks sweeping waste reduction goals.
New funding from The Recycling Partnership and Michigan EGLE will be used to deploy more than 17,000 recycling carts and enhance education. Sustainability Director Joel Howrani Heeres shares more on the city's strategy.
The pending deal would expand GFL's presence into northern Michigan with a landfill, MRF, C&D recycling facility, collection fleet and other assets. It comes as the company's U.S. revenue continues to rise.