This Week in Waste: October 2 - October 5

Another week in waste! The top stories from Waste360 include news from the electronics market, a Q&A on AI and recycling, and producer responsibility in plastics.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

October 5, 2023

#5 - eBay and Blancco Team to Pump Refurbished Electronics Market

Sales of refurbished devices saw record-breaking growth during the pandemic as more people worked or studied from home. While the mad flurry has calmed down, this niche is maintaining a healthy pulse, which is expected to continue as policies emerge to advance a circular economy, and as more consumers and businesses prioritize sustainability and price point.

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#4 - Kroger Highlights Zero Hunger | Zero Waste in ESG Report

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has published its annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report, highlighting significant progress in the company's sustainability initiatives,

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#3 - Q&A: AMP’s Matanya Horowitz on Bringing AI to Recycling and How the Tech is Advancing

AMP Robotics, a company that introduced AI and machine learning to materials recovery facilities (MRFs), has evolved to recognize over 75 billion objects using AI-guided robots for high-speed sorting. In this Q&A, Matanya Horowitz, the company’s founder and CEO, takes us back to the company’s beginnings.

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#2 - Meridian Waste Acquires Patterson TnWaste Hauling, Expanding Knoxville Services

Meridian Waste has completed the purchase of Patterson TnWate Hauling as of October 1. The asset purchase includes 21 collection vehicles and approximately 800 containers. The acquisition will add to the company's roll-off portfolio in the greater Knoxville, Tenn. area.

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#1 - Extended Producer Responsibility on the Rise in Response to Single-Use Plastics

The recycling industry faces pricing and other challenges, leading to an increased interest in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as a potential solution. Concerns persist regarding the influx of ocean plastics, with no new bills passed in the U.S. in 2023, despite past efforts.

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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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