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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.

Simple Tips to Make the Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
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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.

Become a Better Recycler This America Recycles Day

Republic Services® offers tips to reduce contamination over the holiday season
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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.

Recycling Business Model Getting Trashed

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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.

Watch on CNBC.

Republic Services Recycling Simplified on Go Green Radio with Jill Buck

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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.

Fleet Efficiency

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With the 7th largest fleet in the nation, we know it’s important for us to continuously leverage technology to reduce emissions and optimize collections while also increasing efficiency and improving safety. These solutions are making a difference in our daily operations and helping to decrease our carbon footprint.

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