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Understanding Recyclable and Renewable Materials for Sustainable Living

March 15, 2017 by Philip Piletic

Sustainability is a necessity in the 21st century. Both recyclable and renewable resources will aid in making the planet safer, greener, and better for future generations. Recycling is the practice of transforming waste products into new supplies and products. Renewable resources are resources that have the capability to be naturally and organically replaced in a set time period. With the impending threat of climate change, understanding the difference and spreading awareness about both recyclable and renewable materials for sustainability is essential.[read more]

How to mitigate odor issues amid the growth of organics processing

March 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

As residents and regulators push back on high-profile facilities, industry professionals say community engagement is key.[read more]

Turning Trash Talk into Action: A Story of Ibadan, Nigeria

March 3, 2017 by Ivan Bruce

A new blog analyzes Ibadan’s solid waste problem and the ways in which local government can leverage the private sector to create a better waste removal and management system.[read more]

Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste

February 28, 2017 by Waste Dive

Combustion remains steady, but most of the action right now is in RNG.[read more]

Republic to preserve landfill capacity in Boise, ID through curbside organics program

February 16, 2017 by Waste Dive

Residents of Boise, ID are being asked to opt into a new citywide curbside organics collection program managed by Republic Services that is set to begin in June.[read more]

Renewable energy on the rise, but WTE has stalled

February 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S., but waste-to-energy (WTE) is not part of that growth according to the Business Council for Sustainable Energy's new 2017 "factbook" produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No new financing was reported for WTE technologies in 2016 and no new facilities were built last year.[read more]

New York's plastic bag fee on the chopping block in state legislature

February 7, 2017 by Waste Dive

A new set of bills has been introduced at the state level that would delay implementation of New York's 5-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags until at least 2018. The state Assembly intends to pass a bill on Feb. 7. The Senate passed similar legislation last month and is expected to support this new bill.[read more]

Zerocycle pilot program reduces waste 13% in Fremont, CA

February 1, 2017 by Waste Dive

Data analytics company Zerocycle has announced results of its Resident Engagement Platform pilot program in Fremont, CA, touting a 13% reduction in overall trash bin weight among participating households[read more]

Carton recycling now available to 60% of US households

January 26, 2017 by Waste Dive

The Carton Council of North America has announced that 60% of U.S. households now have access to recycling options for standard aseptic and gable-top cartons.[read more]

Report: Only 22% of companies work with suppliers to reduce emissions

January 25, 2017 by Supply Chain Dive

CDP, the former Carbon Disclosure Project, announced that 89 companies, with a combined purchasing power of $2.7 trillion, have cut 434 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their suppliers, more than the total emissions in France in 2014.[read more]

Ohio EPA shuts down Cleveland C&D facility, engineer warns of air pollution

January 24, 2017 by Waste Dive

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued an order of violation and shut down Arco Recycling, a construction and demolition debris facility, for storing waste in an open dump rather than recycling it.[read more]

Ohio waste authority sees sharp decline in use of recycling drop-off bins

January 19, 2017 by Waste Dive

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) has seen use of its public recycling drop-off sites decline by almost 50% since 2011[read more]