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Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, LaSalle, Bolder Industries, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, BioHiTech

Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, LaSalle, Bolder Industries, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, BioHiTech

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

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

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

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.

Environmental Executive Moves: Ford, Axio Recycling, Carbon Clean Solutions, IIRC, DNV GL

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Ford: The automaker has hired Rajendra “Raj” Rao (pictured) as CEO of Ford Smart Mobility, Ford’s mobility services business unit. Rao most recently serves as vice president of digital business model innovation at 3M. Axion Recycling: The recycling … Read more »

Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage. But it’s typically not accepted in North American recycling programs, which means that flexible packaging usually … 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.

Purina flexible packaging

How to Improve Flexible Packaging Recycling

A project that aims to increase recycling rates and divert flexible packaging from landfills has attracted major brands, including Dow Chemical, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, as partners. The flexible packaging recycling project, Materials Recovery for the Future, brings together brand owners, manufacturers, and packaging industry organizations that want to … Read more »

plastic bottles in trash

Crushing Containers Makes Them Harder to Recycle

Educating consumers not to crush their recyclables can improve the rate at which these items are recovered by today’s single-steam material recovery facilities (MRFs). This is one of the key takeaways from a report prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) in conjunction with Reclay StewardEdge and Moore Recylcing Associates. The MRF … Read more »

Benchmarking Study Dispels Foodservice Packaging Recycling Myths

Contrary to popular perceptions, foodservice packaging has widespread acceptance by material recovery facilities, according to a new study. The survey, commissioned by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) finds facilities already accepting various foodservice packaging. The survey counters the notion that both the industry and consumers think these products is not recycled. … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Union of Concerned Scientists, E-Waste Systems, WateReuse

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Union of Concerned Scientists: The advocacy group has named Kenneth L. Kimmell as its new president. Kimmell will leave his post as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to take the job starting in early May. E-Waste Systems: The electronic waste … Read more »