Extended Producer Responsibility in British Columbia, Canada: Detailed Analyses and Evaluations

Date: 9 Apr 2019 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for hard-to-recycle materials and products is an established management tool in the U.S., used in numerous states for mercury switches, tires, medicines, mattresses, and carpets. British Columbia established EPR for traditional recyclable materials by creating a non-profit stewardship organization to control municipal recycling and private sector recycling. … Read More

Report on the Proposed Baltimore Clean Air Act

Date: 6 Feb 2019 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On January 30th, the Land Use & Transportation Committee of the Baltimore City Council voted 7-0 on the Clean Air Act Bill that would close the Wheelabrator garbage incinerator in downtown Baltimore, and have wide implications for solid waste management policies and programs in the city.… Read More

Recycling Is the Enemy of Wasting

Date: 7 Dec 2018 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recycling has long been known to be the enemy to waste management companies as it diverts materials that could be going to landfills, threatening profits and political influence. It makes sense. Landfilling waste is highly profitable, while recycling materials is marginally profitable and can also lose money. Flat recycling rates allow for companies to require more for processing recyclables while more waste flows to landfills. Profits from hauling and landfill operations supports high stock prices for consolidated national monopolies, which in turn allow them to use stocks to further consolidate hauling, landfilling, and most recently recycling processing capacity at centralized plants, or Materials Processing Facilities (MRFs).… Read More

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