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3 Tools the Make Recycling Easier for Businesses

3 Tools the Make Recycling Easier for Businesses

It’s not always easy to know how and where to recycle various waste streams. Additionally, contamination remains a problem that can render some materials un-recyclable and worsens the economics of recycling. These tools address these challenges and make it easier for businesses to recycle.

Walmart Foundation, Target, US Chamber Foundation to Launch Circular Economy Pilot

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Resource Recycling Systems, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Republic Services will launch a circular economy pilot project in January.

LA Approves Franchise Zones to Drive Zero Waste Plan

As part of its zero waste plan, the city of Los Angeles has approved a $3.5 billion waste hauling contract that will divide the California city into 11 commercial waste franchise zones served by seven haulers.

Environmental Executive Moves: Enviance, Siemens, NRG Energy, GE’s Current, Republic Services

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Enviance: The environmental, health and safety management software developer has appointed Amy Stelling (pictured) president and CEO. Stelling was previously an executive-in-residence at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, the backer of Enviance. Siemens: The energy efficiency and … Read more »

Republic Services’ Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects Online

Republic Services’ latest landfill gas-to-energy project will generate 24.1 megawatts of electricity when at capacity at three Georgia landfills. The waste management company partnered with Mas Energy on the renewable energy project, which involves capturing methane — a potent greenhouse gas — from the landfills and routing the gas to … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Amici Enterprises, Schneider Electric, Aqua America, Evoqua, Trina Solar, Carbon Trust

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Amici Enterprises: The energy conservation technology company said Derek Chan, former chief operating officer of DreamWorks Nova and chief technology officer of Oriental DreamWorks, resigned from DreamWorks to accept the chief executive officer post at Amici Enterprises. Schneider … Read more »

metal ash recovery

Republic Services Opens Landfill Ash Metal Recovery Facility

Recycling and waste management company Republic Services and environmental technology firm Lab USA have opened an ash metal recovery facility at a Washington landfill. The facility, at Roosevelt Regional Landfill, will recover metals found in ash previously lost through traditional methods of resource recovery. The facility will process new ash … Read more »

glass bottles

Exclusive: Beverage Giants Team Up with Glass Makers, Recyclers, Waste Haulers to Increase Recycled Glass

Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, along with the Glass Packaging Institute and the glass processing and recycling industry, have formed a coalition to make glass recycling a successful industry in the US.

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

If the 5,589 largest publicly traded companies in the US reduced their paper waste by a mere 1 percent, it would save them nearly $1 billion in total, according to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A new study by the Foundation — the US Chamber’s research arm — says these … Read more »

LV recycling center

‘Largest, Smartest’ Residential Recycling Center Opens

Republic Services has opened a new residential recycling center capable of processing 2 million pounds of recyclable material per day, or 70 tons per hour, and is expected to double recycling capacity in the southern Nevada area. The Southern Nevada Recycling Center uses several advanced recycling technologies, including five optical … Read more »

Republic Services Adds 74th Landfill-Gas-to-Energy Project

Republic Services latest landfill-gas-to-energy project will bring the company’s total to 74 such projects, reports Waste Management World. The new site will be located at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. Company subsidiary, Republic Services of South Carolina, partnered with Lockhart Bioenergy to develop the Upstate Regional … Read more »

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