The concept of burning trash and extracting energy to make electricity has been a tough sell in the U.S. Here is a look at what is going on in various regions across the country. … More The State of Waste-to-Energy in the U.S.
“No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.” As he watched the No. 7 paper machine hiss and hum for what he thought was the last time, Rick Strick felt a lump well in his throat. It was Sept. 21, 2017, and the paper mill that … More The Great American Cardboard Comeback
Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash. … More Is This the End of Recycling?
Some cities are closing recycling plants. Others are ending curbside pickup. For recycling to be sustainable, consumers must learn to sort their trash better. Ever since cities began offering curbside recycling programs, skeptics have joked about how it all ends up going to the same place as the garbage. In Franklin, N.H., that’s actually true. … More Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers
It’s one of those headlines you can’t ignore: “People Are Living Inside Landfills as the World Drowns in its Own Trash.” The Huffington Post recently published an in-depth report about Bantar Gebang, Indonesia’s largest landfill, and the villages that are crammed against its compressed trash mounds. As many as 3,000 families live within the footprint … More Families Living Inside Indonesia’s Largest Landfill
Over the past several months, a number of solid waste and recycling industry reports have been released from varied sources. In this post, WIH Resource Group combines highlights from all of them. Recent Forecast by the World Bank In late September, the World Bank Group released a report entitled “What a Waste 2.0: A Global … More Spotlight: Summary of Recent Solid Waste and Recycling Industry Reports
Are you up to speed on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z245 policies for your operations? If you are in the solid waste & recycling industries – collections & compactors, transfer stations, landfills, MRFs and / or involved in Safety, you need to know them. ANSI Z245 standards are national industry standards for waste … More ANSI Z245 Standards for the Waste & Recycling Industries – You Need to Know These