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Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target says it will use its “power and scale” as one of the country’s largest retailers to advance the idea that all packaging will be recyclable one day, and to help consumers understand how and why recycling is so important. With that in mind, the retailer has joined the Material Recovery … Read more »

Tom Carpenter

How To Eliminate Waste at the Source: Q&A with Tom Carpenter

“You’ve seen companies like Nike and Adidas ask ‘what if we no longer used water to dye our clothing?’ UPS asked ‘what if we no longer take left-hand turns?’” says Tom Carpenter, director of sustainability services for Waste Management. Carpenter will be speaking about the what-ifs of eliminating waste at … Read more »

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.

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Nearly two dozen companies will pay more than $40 million to clean up a superfund site in Rhode Island after disposing hazardous waste at the site, which environmental regulators say contaminated the soil, groundwater and surface water.

How Hospitals, Recyclers Can Make Recycling Healthcare Plastics Economically Viable

How Hospitals, Recyclers Can Make Recycling Healthcare Plastics Economically Viable

To address low recycling rates and increase the amount of healthcare plastics managed in a circular economy approach, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council and the Plastics Industry Association launched a multi-hospital plastics recycling project in the Chicago area.

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

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

plastic recycling

America Recycles Day: LEED for Waste Management, ACC, Coca-Cola, Cox

The recycling industry in the US last year transformed more than 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics into specification grade commodities for use in new products, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

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.

landfill

SEC Files Charges in Waste-to-Energy Fraud

An Alabama attorney allegedly defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, which he claimed would be used to develop waste-to-energy projects, according to the US Securities and Exchange Commissions.

Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, PowerCell Sweden, ACWA, T&M Associates

Environmental Executive Moves: Waste Management, PowerCell Sweden, ACWA, T&M Associates

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Waste Management: The waste management services company has appointed James C. (Jim) Fish, Jr. as president. Fish, who joined Waste Management in 2001, retains his existing role as chief financial officer while the company conducts a search to … 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.