March 24, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In 2019, the EPA published final rules that added waste “aerosol cans” to the list of universal wastes at the federal level, with the rules going into effect in February of 2020. As a generator of this waste, the new rule can significantly ease the regulatory burden of managing this waste.
March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Sonoco, a producer of high-quality healthcare packaging for clinical and consumer needs, as its newest member. Sonoco’s Healthcare Packaging business is part of Sonoco, a $5.2 billion global provider of diversified consumer packaging, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services.
Translations of the global reporting standard for waste
The GRI Waste Standard is now provided in nine languages. In addition to English, translations have launched in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
This means that more reporting organizations around the world can download and use GRI 306: Waste 2020, available free of charge, to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their processes, products and services, as well as throughout their value chains.
On November 19, Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability for Republic Services, participated in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) MRF Summit.
With COVID-19 disrupting commercial activities around the globe, one of the many knock-on effects has been on the composition and volume of waste generated by organizations. The crisis has added new considerations for why transparency about the way waste management systems are designed and function is essential for adequate performance, both now and beyond the pandemic.
On the very tip of South America, sits the municipality of Ushuaia, in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina. This is a land which is characterized by extremes. The world’s southernmost city is home to some 57,000 people, according to the 2010 census, and the responsible management of their waste might not be the first thing that springs to mind.
Agreement for zero-emissions vehicles is the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification
PHOENIX, Aug. 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced a partnership with Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) to develop and purchase 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks, representing the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification. The zero-emissions vehicles, which will have a range of 150 miles and recharge overnight, are expected to be integrated into Republic Services' fleet beginning in 2023. The deal is expandable to 5,000 vehicles over the life of the agreement.
Webinars on the new globally applicable tool for managing waste impacts
June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Following the launch of a standard that enables organizations to minimize waste impacts, two virtual events are taking place to highlight how companies can make the most of this global best practice for waste reporting – and how it can unlock circularity benefits.