The Monopolization of the Waste Industry

July 23, 2020

1 Min Read

The waste industry is driven by a handful of companies. The monopolization of the industry has created economic costs with local communities as well as the environment.

Local and state governments have the ability to create a sustainable waste system that is not tied to mega corporations, encourages competition and empowers local recycling and composting capacity by promoting public landfills; encouraging locally owned and mission-driven companies; promoting competition; mandating organic waste diversion; adopting composting; developing grant programs; instituting bottle bills; creating a comprehensive municipal solid waste strategy; and providing community education.

For example, in San Jose, CA, the state broke up a landfill monopoly and used the savings generated by increased competition to restructure its solid waste system to emphasize recycling.

Read the original story here.

Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.

You May Also Like