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A Sweet Year: The BUZZ Around the Cisco Beehives in RTP

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Time has buzzed by – especially if you are a Cisco honeybee. Last year, we installed beehives near our Research Triangle Park campus, in partnership with Bee Downtown and the RTP Foundation, to support the growing pollinator population in North Carolina, advance honeybee e

Tetra Tech's Kevin Friedman Wins Company's 2020 Project Management Achievement Award

Incorporating advanced energy-efficient technologies to improve treatment efficiency, reduce power consumption, and minimize future rate impacts for residents
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Incorporating advanced energy-efficient technologies to improve treatment efficiency, reduce power consumption, and minimize future rate impacts for residents

As part of the Garney and Wharton-Smith design-build team, Tetra Tech’s Kevin Friedman and his design team developed innovative and cost-saving design solutions for the award-winning Hillsborough County Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility—the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hillsborough County, Florida.

Back to Basics: Recycling Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

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Do you find recycling confusing? If so, you’re not alone! According to a 2020 survey by OnePoll, one of the biggest barriers preventing people from recycling is a lack of understanding. Approximately 26% of survey respondents admitted they don’t know what materials can and cannot be recycled. 

Dark Sky, Bright Lights: Protecting the Night Sky

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Venture outside the city and you’ll see how beautifully dark the sky can get. But in metropolitan areas, the starry night sky is overpowered by the lights we use to illuminate our roads and pathways.

Light that stretches beyond its intended area creates an inefficient use of energy. It also confuses animals with their migration and breeding habits, causing a ripple effect in the ecosystem. Harsh night light can even affect night vision and sleeping patterns in humans.

Plastic Bank Celebrates Stopping Its 1 Billionth Bottle of Ocean-Bound Plastic, Partnership With SC Johnson Accounts for Half of the Total

Partnership Also Creates Pathways to Greater Economic Success for Underserved Communities
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RACINE, Wis., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Plastic Bank®, a social enterprise revolutionizing the global supply chain for recycled ocean-bound plastic, announced today it has reached the significant milestone of stopping 1 billion plastic bottles from entering the world’s oceans. Plastic Bank’s global partnership with SC Johnson, an industry leading manufacturer of household consumer brands, has accounted for more than half of this environmental achievement.

CNH Industrial Promotes Good Water Stewardship

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CNH Industrial N.V. is committed to optimizing the usage of water across all of its global facilities and has set the ambitious target of reducing the volume of water used by each manufacturing plant by 24% by 2022 vs the 2014 baseline. A number of initiatives have been implemented across the Company’s 66 global production facilities, including recycling wastewater either for reuse during the production process or more broadly within its manufacturing plants’ campuses.

Republic Services, Inc. Releases Inaugural Report Aligned With Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Company first in its industry to comprehensively report risks and opportunities through investor-driven framework
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PHOENIX, April 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today released the Company's inaugural climate disclosure report aligned with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The report, which identifies the Company's climate-related risks and opportunities, is the industry's first comprehensive TCFD reporting and represents Republic's commitment to environmental leadership and sustainability.

Port of Long Beach Goes Green With Renewable Natural Gas

Converting biogas to vehicle fuel at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District’s Joint Water Pollution Control Plant
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Tetra Tech’s Mike Michels led the team that completed the design-build project for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) to convert biogas to fuel near the Port of Long Beach, the second busiest container port in the United States. In this blog he discusses using this project as a model for future conversions of high-quality digester biogas—produced by municipal sewage combined with commercial food waste—to vehicle fuel.

Wisconsin Takes Proactive Approach to PFAS Regulation

Developing an action plan for PFAS regulation by collaborating with solid waste and wastewater industries and state agencies
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Tetra Tech’s Erica Lawson and Meleesa Johnson, the Director of Solid Waste Management for Marathon County, Wisconsin. wrote this piece to discuss the how the solid waste solutions and wastewater industries work together with state agencies to develop an action plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulation.

The original article appeared in Waste Advantage Magazine’s March 2021 issue.

Recycling - Why It's Essential

by Mike Witt, Dow Corporate Director, Carbon, Circularity and Safer Materials
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Recycling is essential to the transition to a circular economy.

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Recycling is essential to the transition to a circular economy.

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