Republic Services President and Chief Executive Officer Don Slager discusses the impact of China's crackdown on scrap-material imports on the solid waste and recycling industry with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." (Source: Bloomberg).
80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
PHOENIX, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, Americans generate 25 percent more waste than average between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day – equating to almost 1,000 pounds of trash per household. However, roughly 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The experts at Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S.
Republic Services® offers tips to reduce contamination over the holiday season
PHOENIX, November 15, 2018/3BL Media/ – Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, is celebrating America Recycles Day by offering simple tips to help consumers be better recyclers.
The recycling business model is "broken" according to the CEO of waste management company Republic Services, but the company is still beating the market thanks to its trash business. Jane Wells reports on how consumers are contaminating recycling and causing issues for the industry.
For years, the United States sold materials for China to be recycled, but with changes to environmental standards required for purchased materials (the "China Sword") recycling programs stateside are in transition. Republic Services' Marek Crabbs and Alberto Guardado spoke with Jill Buck for Go Green Radio about "Recycling Simplified," a program designed to help customers understand what these new regulations mean for curbside recycling and where we go from here.
Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins Operations at Southeast Oklahoma Landfill
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and energy partners Aria Energy and BP celebrated the commissioning of a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project located at the Southeast Oklahoma Landfill, outside of Oklahoma City.
Most people know Republic Services for the big blue trucks that collect trash throughout their neighborhood. But we don’t just deliver garbage to the local landfill, we also work to keep some things out – such as perfectly edible food.
Supermarkets and restaurants often are left with food that’s beyond the “sell by” date but is still safe for consumption. At the same time, hunger is at epidemic proportions in the U.S., affecting one in six Americans.
So our team got to thinking . . . how could we help get that extra food to those in need?
Republic is a leading provider and trusted partner in the energy and environmental services industry. We deliver a variety of solutions for our manufacturing, industrial and energy customers — from field services at the point of drilling to the refinery and industrial services within the plants. Our advanced technologies and integrated solutions are meeting our customer’s evolving needs while enabling them to reduce their environmental footprint.
Environmentally conscientious communities across the country are seeking our help with sustainable solutions for their organics, which includes food and yard waste. The good news is that organics are highly biodegradable and can be recycled at our compost facilities — benefiting our planet and business.