Arlene Karidis | Waste Dive

The definition of waste-to-energy (WTE) can be an edgy topic, surrounded by cloudy waters and steeped in heated debates. more

Apr 8, 2016 1:00 PM News

While crude oil shipped for more than $120 per barrel in 2012, it has steadily dropped, dipping below $30 in recent weeks, according to, and this downward spiral has impacted plastics recyclers in a bad way. more

Feb 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

There are 200 million tons of plastic in use today, volumes of which will eventually end up in the waste streams harming sea life, devouring landfill space, and gumming up recyclers' equipment. more

Feb 9, 2016 12:00 AM News

A study conducted by Vancouver, WA on a Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) campaign found that during the campaign, there was a 125% increase of plastic film wrap retrieved through at-store collection/recycling programs. more

Feb 9, 2016 12:00 AM News

SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, launched its Zero Net Waste (ZNW) program, providing members a tool to use in their facilities and offices to evaluate waste reduction opportunities and to increase landfill diversion. more

Feb 9, 2016 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory report reveals the release of toxins has decreased due to higher recycling rates and other "preferred practices" such as energy recovery. more

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

A rising number of contractors are recycling or reusing construction materials through green deconstruction, easing landfill burden and capitalizing on resources. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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The Rockefeller Foundation announced Thursday that it will launch a seven-year, $130 million initiative called YieldWise to reduce food loss and waste globally. more

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Only 35 to 40 eligible households and small businesses in New Orleans’s French Quarter and Downtown Development District — out of 4,062 — are recycling glass, despite a voluntary program encouraging them to do so. more

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 AM News

Wisconsin’s Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) will pay a $200,000 penalty to settle allegations that the company improperly disposed of cathode ray tubes that contained illegally high levels of lead and mercury. more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM News

California's biomass energy plants are shutting down as competing, subsidized solar farms emerge, mainly in San Joaquin Valley. more

Jan 11, 2016 12:00 AM Features