Review of the “Facts” that Guide Waste Management, Inc.’s CEO

Date: 20 Oct 2016 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

The CEO of Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) commented to CNBC that, based on the facts, glass and organics should not be collected because they lack economic value for shareholders. In a related panel discussion, the need for top-down legislation to help … Read More

Letter to the Editor: EPR Debate Needs Some Perspective

Date: 3 Sep 2012 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Published in Waste & Recycling News, print edition  Please keep Waste & Recycling news reporter Shawn Wright assigned to cover the important extended producer responsibility (EPR) debate, such as in his story, “Study shows landfilled resources worth billions,” WRN, Aug. … Read More

Recycling Stimulates Economic Development

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. recycling movement benefitted from the decentralized nature of our government. Today in the midst of the Great Recession, decentralized recycling is proving its worth to the country once again. The recycling industry has created well over 1 million jobs and is projected to add another million jobs as recycling levels continue to divert more and more material to industry and agriculture. The following stories introduce just a fraction of the new job creating and job sustaining endeavors from around the U.S.… Read More

Twenty Jobs Created at Bridgeport Mattress Refurbishing Plant

ILSR, working under a recycling and economic development grant from US EPA Region 1 and the Office of Mayor Bill Flint of Bridgeport, CT, facilitated the development of a mattress refurbishing and recycling plant that opened for business on June 27.… Read More

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