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Life (And Lobbying) Must Go On

2020-07-07 13:00:00| Waste Age

It seemed for the longest time that there were no other issues impacting the waste and recycling industry aside from those directly related to COVID-19. When that finally changed, it did so suddenly and felt like a breath of fresh air reminding us of


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Highlights from SWANApalooza

2020-07-07 13:00:00| Waste Age

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hosted its first virtual SWANApalooza from June 22 to June 25. In this months edition of Business Report, we present highlights from several sessions we attended on various topics of key interest to the solid waste industry.


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Efforts Underway to Design Packaging for Recycling

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

How recyclable a package is depends on its design. And between new innovations in some of these designs and a spike in shear volumes of these spent products, materials recovery facilities (MRF) are hard pressed to manage what comes into their plants.


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Findings from The Recycling Partnerships 2019 West Coast Contamination Initiative Report

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

The Recycling Partnership (TRP), a national nonprofit committed to improving recycling, estimates that contamination costs the U.S. recycling system at least $300 million every year. And, as the organization points out, this cost gets passed down fr


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NWRA Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Fix IRS Ruling on Taxability of PPP Loans

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

Arlington, VA  Today, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined other associations on a letter to Congressional leaders in the House and Senate urging them to pass the bipartisan Small Business Expense Protecti


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Plastic Waste Bans Stall Amid COVID-19

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cities and states were making progress on plastic waste bans. But after months of quarantine, dependency on single-use plastic has skyrocketed. According to a World Wildlife Fund report, the increase in sin


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Hazel Tech and PureFresh Sales Partner to Fight Food Waste

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

Hazel Technologies Inc., the developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, and PureFresh Sales, a grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit, have formed a partnership. Pure


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LOréal Makes New Sustainability Commitments for 2030

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

The LOréal Group has announced its goal of being fully sustainable by 2030. To that end, it has launched the LOréal for the Future program, which marks the second phase of its sustainability journey. The Group says, It is


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MRFs & Brands Working Together to Design Packaging for Recycling

2020-07-07 09:00:00| Waste Age

How recyclable a package is depends on its design. And between new innovations in some of these designs and a spike in sheer volumes of these spent products, materials recovery facilities (MRF) are hard pressed to manage what comes into their plants.


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Waste Pro Acquires Angies Disposal Service, Inc.

2020-07-06 09:00:00| Waste Age

CITRUS COUNTY, FL July 3, 2020 Effective July 1, 2020, Waste Pro has acquired Angies Disposal Service, Inc., based in Citrus County, Florida. The company has been servicing approximately 4,500 customers in the area for the past four years. As p

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