Waste360 spoke with Susan Robinson, public federal affairs director at Waste Management, about how new performance metrics could better sustainable materials management in the future.
Waste Management is among 5 percent of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List.
Follow-up lab tests have confirmed that one well at the Camden, Tenn., landfill contains levels of this carcinogenic metal above those accepted by the EPA.
The new plant closes the loop on waste by turning landfill gas, which was previously flared, into electricity.
Recent groundwater tests revealed more than five times the acceptable amount of cadmium.
The system will help protect buildings and homes from the potentially explosive gas, which constantly seeps from decomposing waste underneath the soil at the landfill.
As part of its Blue Planet sustainability platform, Republic has set several sustainability goals and continues to make headway on all of them.
Global Green's food scrap reduction and composting program serviced 31 new buildings in 10 cities in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas in 2016 and 2017.
The gas will be used to power the plant and dry Milorganite fertilizer