Which Bin is for Glass Again?

Which Bin is for Glass Again?

Glass is increasingly being rejected from curbside single-stream recycling programs, prompting consumers to question whether recycling is truly worth their time. However, more and more businesses – such as bars – are engaging in multiple-stream recycling, sorting bottles from cans at the point of consumption. With the challenges of single-stream recycling and the growing rejection of mixed paper and other recyclables by China and other historical export destinations, will glass recovery continue to expand?


List of Cities Banning Polystyrene Foam Grows

List of Cities Banning Polystyrene Foam Grows

In the US, a considerable number of cities and counties have passed ordinances banning foodservice disposables made from polystyrene foam. Some localities have even banned a wider range of consumer products made of polystyrene foam, such as beach and pool toys, coolers, egg containers, and marine navigation markers. While polystyrene foam bans have not made a large impact on total US demand yet, an increase in bans throughout the US by municipalities and foodservice companies could impact sales in the future.


Composting: The Next Frontier (in Waste Management)

Composting: The Next Frontier (in Waste Management)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) presents two major challenges for municipalities: collection and management. Over the past few decades, many cities have addressed collection by outsourcing it to firms...


Waste Managers Find Opportunity in Environmental Cleanup

Waste Managers Find Opportunity in Environmental Cleanup

On December 22, 2008, a wave of coal ash – unleashed by an impoundment rupture – surged across the landscape surrounding the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil plant. The gray sludge buried homes and inundated waterways in its path, and was as much as six feet deep in some places.