Hello readers. We’re introducing Usman Valiante’s blog on Solid Waste & Recycling magazine’s website. Usman is a contributing editor to the magazine and is well known to readers, having written many articles and columns over the years. This blog allows Usman to periodically communicate on issues that are timely in between print editions of the magazine. Watch this space for updates and news that’s pertinent to the business of waste management, waste diversion and producer responsibility. — ed.