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This Week in Waste: Oct 23 - Oct 26

This Week in Waste features a couple of earnings reports as Q3 comes to a close as well as a feature on sustainability and land pollution research.

Gage Edwards

October 26, 2023

#5 - Duke University Researchers Study Contamination from Waste Incineration

A recent Duke University study reveals that urban soils in city parks and playgrounds built on former waste incinerator sites can still contain significantly elevated lead levels, posing health risks, especially to children.

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#4 - Rumpke Joins Hefty ReNew Program, Expands Curbside Recycling Collection

Rumpke is expanding the list of items that residents can throw in their recycling bins for collection now that the company is joining a new program.

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#3 - Moving the Needle on Flooring Sustainability: Part One

The carpet and flooring industry has been in the limelight for its sustainability practices, and sometimes lack of such practices, for years. Part 1 of this two-part series tells some of the story of how global manufacturers Interface and Aquafil have blazed green trails and are calling on the industry as a whole to take on more responsibility for its products from the cradle to the grave.

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#2 - Waste Connections Q3 Revenue Up 9.8 Percent Year Over Year

Toronto-based Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) released its third-quarter results for 2023 today, showing revenue growth despite unforeseen landfill challenges. 

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#1 - WM 2023 Q3 Report Shows Strong Increase in Operating EBITDA

WM has announced its third quarter financial results of 2023, posting an increase in revenue and net income over the same quarter in 2022. Jim Fish, Present and Chief Executive Officer of WM, applauds his team’s efforts in its ability to deliver consistent and strong results which stems from pricing discipline and optimization of WM’s cost structure.

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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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