Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?


The news doesn’t appear to be good for the recycling industry. The front page of the Business & Finance section of the May 14, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal carried the headline, “Recycling Firms Hit by Crushing Economics,” and wrote in a sub-headline, “plunging prices for scrap paper, plastics prompt cities to send some … More Recycling is Big Business, but is it Profitable?

Why Alternative Fuel Vehicles Still Make Sense


There’s no denying that many early alternative fuel adopters made the transition years ago because gasoline and diesel were much more expensive in comparison. Although anyone at the pump knows traditional transportation fuel prices have remained relatively low for a while now, what might be in store for gasoline and diesel costs in the near … More Why Alternative Fuel Vehicles Still Make Sense

23 Survival Skills that Our Great Grandparents Knew (That Most of Us Have Forgotten)


When you look at the technology boom of the last century, you could say that we’ve come a long way. We’ve eradicated diseases, made international travel and communication possible, and come up with all sorts of gadgets to make our lives “easier.” ​While all of this technology may seem like a good thing, it is … More 23 Survival Skills that Our Great Grandparents Knew (That Most of Us Have Forgotten)

How Banning Food Waste from Landfills Affects the Industry


As a way to reduce the amount of waste sent to its landfills, Maine legislators have begun looking for ways to require composting for food and other organic wastes. Originally included in LD 1578, sponsored by Sen. Tom Saviello, (R-Wilton), a mandate required those producing more than one ton of food waste to divert it from … More How Banning Food Waste from Landfills Affects the Industry

List of Top Waste Management Twitter Users


A&WMA @AirandWaste The Air & Waste Management Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of environmental professionals in 65 countries. Amy Marpman @AmyMarpman Director of Sustainability @RTSBulk. Continually exploring ways to take recycling beyond the blue bin. Barry Caldwell @barryhcaldwell At Waste Management. Love talkin trash, politics, policy and community. Love my family too. Views my … More List of Top Waste Management Twitter Users