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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

Recently, Bloomberg BNA released its annual outlook related to chemicals, waste management, and hazmat transportation. more

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

Mexican EcoDomum is a dual threat in terms of Doing Things That Are Good—it has constructed more than five hundred affordable houses in several cities around the country and is working on contracts for several hundred more ... and that's not all. more

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

As the people of Flint, MI turn to bottled water for drinking, cooking, and bathing, they're rapidly signing on to recycling services — a situation that Republic Services calls a "silver lining." more

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

British Columbia has rejected a proposal for a second packaging and paper product stewardship option in the province, which its advocate said would give businesses and residents more recycling options. more

Feb 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Erosion and sediment control. Although still considered relatively unknown in certain regions of North America, the use of compost in erosion and sediment control has been a very successful landscaping practice for over 25 years. more

Feb 5, 2016 12:00 AM News

Cities across the country are examining methods to cut back, or even eliminate, recycling programs to save money, even though industry experts say costs could be cut by just encouraging residents to be more responsible. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd., which has agreed to merge with Waste Connections Inc., has appointed Dan Pio CEO of the company and said that Joseph Quarin, current CEO and president, is leaving the firm. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM News

The world wastes more than $750 billion worth of food every year — 1.6 billion tons of food left in farm fields, sent to landfills or otherwise scattered across the countryside, plus 7 million tons of fishery discards at sea. more

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Aker Solutions recently started a five-month test program to capture carbon emissions from the municipality-operated waste-to-energy Klemetsrud plant in Oslo, Norway. more

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

This month, Matthew Hollis’s company, Elytus, celebrated its ninth anniversary. In the beginning, the Columbus, Ohio-based company set out to develop software for large hauling companies to manage subcontractor relationships. more

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

A major produce retailer in Canada has decided that the growers who supply it with fresh fruit and vegetables should choose which container to deliver their produce in. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Columns

As world governments mull over global emission targets agreed at last December's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), attention is turning to which new technologies can help them achieve this. more

Jan 29, 2016 12:00 AM News

The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) and CalRecycle announced at a public meeting yesterday an updated assessment fee of 20 cents per square yard on all carpet sold or shipped in California, effective April 1, 2016. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

Edmonton's expertise in waste management is heading to China. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

Carpet tile manufacturer and sustainability leader Interface is expanding its ReEntry recycling program by “creating a new network of regional recycling allies.” The company is seeking additional strategic partner recyclers across North America. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

EcoSolve has sourced a banana bark extract that could kill odours from East Richmond composter. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

An all-girls robotics team from Sunset Park School help persuade council to lobby for a province-wide mattress recycling program. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

As states and municipalities continue to enact food waste bans, there’s increasing pressure to develop new ways to repurpose food. more

Jan 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

Say hello to the “grey box,” Vancouver. more

Jan 26, 2016 12:00 AM Features