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Catch up on the latest local waste and recycling headlines from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and numerous other municipalities around the country.
The Closed Loop Partners CEO, and author of new book "The Waste-Free World," shares his views on how CPG companies, service providers, local governments and consumers must adapt to build a more circular economy.
NRDC, ReFED and other partners, backed by cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, want federal facilities to divert their organic waste and purchase finished compost. They also seek $650 million in federal funds annually for local efforts.
Panelists at the Northeast Recycling Council's spring conference covered how lessons learned from Canada and Europe could help improve U.S. recycling systems while also debating the merits of chemical recycling.
Box producers are running on lean inventories as online buying booms and creates greater demand for packaging materials.
The legislation with big organics diversion implications for businesses, among other categories, was adjusted to take into account ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
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The sector reacts to the president's $2 trillion proposal, Eunomia digs into state recycling performance, organics pilots are on the rise, New York City is tackling litter and more local stories from around the country
A proposed settlement would see landfills, transfer stations and commercial collection routes in four Southeast states going to portfolio companies of the private equity firm. Texas routes would also be sold to Waste Connections.
The recently reintroduced RECYCLE Act is a distraction from the systemic changes offered by the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, writes the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers' Kate Bailey.
The long-anticipated elevation of Jon Vander Ark, currently the company's president, takes effect in June. Don Slager, a multi-decade industry veteran, will continue in a consulting role through the end of the year.
Establishing public-private partnerships and sustainable distribution of responsibility at community composting sites are among the important tenets to consider, panelists at a U.S. Composting Council event shared.
The quantity and quality of feedstock must improve to support industry pledges and government initiatives to increase recycled content — making deposit return systems all the more important, writes Reloop's Elizabeth Balkan.
A Washington city explains ending its 15-year relationship with Waste Connections, Waste Pro plans to walk from contract troubles in Memphis and more local stories from around the country.
The bill would ban some single-use plastic products, set recycled content requirements and enact a national EPR program. Opponents criticize the bill's efforts to suspend permitting for plastic production facilities.
The coming need to address renewable energy assets that reach the end of their useful lives is spurring conversations about creating an economy that's circular as well as green.
The wide-ranging bill, which calls for numerous energy grid improvements, names landfill gas and municipal solid waste as renewable energy resources. It's one of multiple new federal proposals with waste implications.
The companies, acquired separately by a Macquarie fund in 2019, have a $1 billion annual revenue run rate. Following a recapitalization, CEO Bob Boucher said more M&A is planned and an IPO or sale could happen in the future.
After a year-long pandemic delay, the city is moving on an RFP process to reshape the open market system. Dozens of companies recently took the first application step, potentially including newcomers Waste Management and Winters Bros.
The news follows recent efforts by business groups to extract more clarity from the EEOC. The lack of federal guidance has resulted in a "gray area" for employers.