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Kristin Musulin | Waste Dive

The Missouri General Assembly has approved Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA), making it the 16th state to pass this legislation, according to an emailed National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) press statement. more

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"This job is as sweet as July jam," said Allen Davis, a nine-year employee of the DC Department of Public Works, when asked what he loves about his recycling collections job. more

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Consumers are doing their homework on companies before they choose to do business with them," said Nielsen Project Development Director Erica Parker at the recent Global Sustainability Summit in New Orleans. more

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This week, a roomful of sustainability coordinators, educators, government leaders, waste professionals, and various decision makers gathered to discuss one topic that will transform the state of all industries in years to come: the circular economy. more

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As the late author and poet Maya Angelou once wrote, "Everything costs and costs the Earth." Her statement reflected on the everyday actions of global citizens, and may be more applicable to the human relationship with waste. more

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A napkin. A Starbucks cup. A plastic bag. Each item is used by millions of consumers every day — sometimes multiple times a day — resulting in enormous quantities of waste. more

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A coalition of environmental and health organizations, state legislators, and other stakeholders has requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate a single national disposal system for pharmaceuticals. more

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"Proper" disposal of nuclear and radioactive waste has been debated for decades — yet as the nation debates, it slowly becomes deteriorated by the hazardous waste being stored in the ground. more

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On Wednesday, Entsorga West Virginia held a ceremony to announce the groundbreaking of the nation's first waste-to-solid fuel facility utilizing Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). more

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California has recently become the second state to implement the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)'s Bye Bye Mattress program, a free recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. more

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Last Week, President Obama approved and signed the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which completely bans the manufacturing or sale of personal-care products and cosmetics which include plastic microbeads. more

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