waste management

Embracing the Complexity of Waste

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board
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It is no longer enough for a company to just track statistics on how much plastic they collected for recycling, or their reduction in waste going to landfill. The world is facing a waste crisis and the solution is simple: organizations need to embrace the complexity of the waste problem.

Time for Trash Talk: GRI Waste Standard Out for Public Comment

Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
Press Release

May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.

International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the mounting disconnect between food waste generation and global hunger – illustrate why businesses and other organizations need to play their part by improving waste management practices.

Teck Employee Introduces Sustainable Solutions in the Frozen Arctic

Teck’s Red Dog Operations creates sustainable waste removal process and recycling program
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When Johanna Salatas arrived at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, she discovered most of her colleagues were concerned about the limited and outdated options available to dispose of waste: burial in the landfill or incineration. Relying on the landfill wasn’t a sustainable long-term option, and incinerating high volumes of trash contributed to greenhouse gas emissions.

Rock and A Hard Place: How Hazardous Waste Generators Can Avoid Missteps in The Changing State Regulatory Landscape

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RCRA hazardous waste generator improvement rule changes have gone into effect, but not everyone has figured out how to navigate the resulting (highly complex) implementation period. For organizations operating in multiple states, the struggle is particularly difficult.

How can EHS managers ensure their organization stays compliant, and plan to mitigate their risk? Read Antea Group’s blog for a clear explanation.

ROAD-EO National Championship Crowns the Best of the Best

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ISM Raceway is the site of many fierce competitions, with the best drivers facing off in NASCAR and IndyCar races. Republic Services also brought its best drivers to ISM – along with its best operators and technicians – for the company’s ROAD-EO National Championship. 

Water Efficiency and Cost Reduction Are Signs of Good Water Management

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Watching water move down a river can lull us into thinking it’s as free as it is free-flowing. But this resource, which we share with our communities, isn’t free. In recent years, we have taken a closer look at the costs of using water in making pulp and paper. Thanks to a variety of process improvements, we are seeing greater water efficiency and lower costs.

Hallmark's DaySpring Greeting Cards Business Achieves Zero-Waste to Landfill Status

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2017 marked the fifth straight year that DaySpring, a Hallmark Greetings business, has achieved “zero waste to landfill” status at their facility in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. They have found alternate ways to process waste generated by DaySpring operations, either by recycling or burning at a waste-to-energy facility.

DaySpring’s annual waste reduction efforts resulted in:

Preventing Wood Fiber Loss Improves Efficiency — and the Bottom Line

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Most New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve some aspect of life. Here at Domtar, we’re making resolutions to improve our manufacturing operations. Two of our pulp and paper mills are actively working to reduce wood fiber loss and increase efficiency in 2019.

Waste Not, Want Not: Rubbish Processing Company Creates Jobs While Transforming Waste Into Fuel, Compost and Recycled Goods

Saahas Zero Waste champions innovative waste reduction solutions in India, which protect environment while providing reliable work for informal sector workers.
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BENGALURU, India, January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/– Recognising the substantial environmental impact urban waste has in India, waste processing company Saahas Zero Waste has joined Business Call to Action with a pledge to dramatically reduce the amount of waste destined for landfill by converting 122 tonnes per day into gas, compost and recycled products, while providing work for approximately 800 low income earners, including women, by 2021.

How China's Crackdown on Scrap Imports Hits Recycling

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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).

Watch the interview here.

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