This Week in Waste: Top Stories April 17 - April 20, 2023

This week's top stories include food waste prevention information, the Circular Valley Initiative, challenges with healthcare waste and efforts to understand direct emissions measurements from landfills.

April 21, 2023

#5 - The Big Picture of Methane and GHG Emissions: Where Do Landfills Fit in Relative to Other Sources?

Environmental issues continue to play a growing role in national news coverage, whether related to rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes, or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In order to tackle an issue this complex, foundational knowledge is key.

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#4 - Q&A with EPA Associate Chief Lana Suarez: Food Waste Prevention Tools and Solutions

Lana Suarez, associate chief, U.S. EPA, takes time to answer questions about food waste and prevention methods

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#3 - Circular Valley Initiative Aims to Create Global Hotspot to Grow a Circular Economy: Part 1

While many players from around the world are rushing to advance a circular economy, they typically work in silos, with no concentrated hot- spot or region to promote circularity. With that thought, the Circular Valley Initiative launched in 2021 in West Germany’s Greater-Ruhr region to connect the dots.

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#2 - The Challenges of Healthcare Waste, Environmental Impact and Sustainability

The healthcare industry is a significant contributor to waste generation, with hospitals alone producing over 5 million tons of waste annually. Improper management of medical waste can negatively impact the environment and potentially harm communities.

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#1 - New Efforts Aim to Advance Understanding of Direct Emissions Measurement from Landfills

Recent years have seen significant strides in the advancement of direct measurement technologies used to detect and quantify methane emissions from landfills.

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