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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]

Who's responsible for making plastic packaging more recyclable?

January 17, 2017 by Waste Dive

In the ongoing discussion about whether manufacturers, material recovery facilities (MRFs) or recyclers should be responsible for the sustainability of plastic packaging, the answer still seems to be all of the above.[read more]

NRG completes Texas carbon capture plant retrofit

January 11, 2017 by Utility Dive

Dive Brief:NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration have completed development of Petra Nova, a retrofit of an existing coal power plant that is now the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, the Houston Business Journal reports. The Petra Nova project pipes captured carbon dioxide to an enhanced...[read more]

Milwaukee rolls out pilot organics collection program

January 10, 2017 by Waste Dive

Milwaukee has become the latest city to explore curbside organic waste collection with a pilot program for about 500 households[read more]

Let’s get serious about plastics

December 23, 2016 by Charles Arthur

Plastics have boosted our economy but we have also created a massive problem of garbage soiling beaches with masses of it floating in the ocean.Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750bn global industry, we have also created a...[read more]