This Week in Waste: January 29 – Feb. 1, 2024

This Week in Waste features top stories from This week's top stories cover EPR, RNG Projects in North America, Biopolymers, and more.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

February 2, 2024

#5 - One Energy Launches Largest U.S. Truck Charging Site

Industrial power company One Energy is trying to make it easier for fleets to align all the moving parts, and to help them get started even before they commit to transitioning to electric. The company, most known for its wind and solar installations for industrial energy users, built a 30-MW semitruck charging site in Findlay, Ohio.

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#4 - Which Biopolymers Degrade the Fastest in Real-World Environments?

How do the varied, fast-evolving biobased polymers infiltrating the market degrade in different real-world settings? And what do stakeholders watching the biopolymers space care most about?  These are among a mountain of questions answered in a recent 5 Gyres report.

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#3 - Waga Advances RNG Projects in North America

In Chicoutimi, Quebec, Waga is making RNG from methane on a closed landfill, selling the clean renewable product to utility Énergir, and sharing revenue with the shuttered facility’s owner, Matrec-GFL. Quebec is requiring utilities to inject 10 percent RNG into the pipeline by 2030, and Waga sees landfills as playing a role in meeting that target while lowering facilities’ carbon footprint.

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#2 - New York City Department of Sanitation Announces Key Details and Contract Awards by Zone for Implementation of Sweeping Commercial Waste Reform, Local Law 199 of 2019

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#1 - Great Expectations: Packaging EPR offers much. Are we expecting too much?

EPR’s core strength is money. Local governments will benefit as producers cover their recycling costs. They may not cover all costs, after all, producers won’t write a blank check. Yet even if that group only pays 95 cents on the dollar, local governments will come out way ahead. They will use the saved money for other services. Local governments that use waste and recycling fees instead of taxes will simply switch their fees to cover new programs such as food waste recovery. EPR’s financial benefit is undeniable.

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About the Author(s)

Gage Edwards

Content Producer, Waste360

Gage Edwards is a Content Producer at Waste360 and seasoned video editor.

Gage has spent the better part of 10 years creating content in various industries but mostly revolving around video games.

Gage loves video games, theme parks, and loathes littering.

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