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Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, USGBC, CH2M, NG Advantage, Stem

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

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The Future of Recycling, Waste Management is Resource Management, Experts Say

The recycling industry has taken a beating lately in the press. Earlier this year Waste Management CEO David Steiner declared the US recycling industry is facing a “nationwide crisis” as recycling facilities increasingly lose money and demand plummets for recyclables. And while it’s not a new debate, John Tierney’s latest … Read more »

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Can Waste Management Save the Recycling Industry?

These are troubling times for the recycling industry, according to an article in Fortune. The demand for and price of recycled material is down. Low oil prices have made it more cost effective for producers to make new plastic than to use recycled material. And because plastic is so inexpensive … Read more »

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Recycling Industry Facing ‘Nationwide Crisis,’ Waste Management CEO Says

The recycling industry in the US is facing a “nationwide crisis” as recycling facilities increasingly lose money and demand plummets for recyclables, Waste Management CEO David Steiner told the Washington Post. The company’s recycling division posted a loss of nearly $16 million in the first quarter of the year, the … Read more »

Waste Management Sees Coal Ash Disposal Opportunities

Waste Management is expecting to see a significant growth in its sales if a pending EPA rule requiring coal-fired power plants to dispose of ash byproduct in engineered landfills is passed, according to Bloomberg. According to David Steiner of Waste Management, the EPA rule will most likely require coal ash … Read more »