This Week in Waste: Top Stories April 1, 2024 - April 5, 2024

This week in waste, a new report from EREF examines composting, a DoD project studies PFAS remediation and groundwater contamination in Nassau County, NY.

April 5, 2024

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1. New Report Details Composting State of Practice in the United States

The newly released Composting State of Practice, a collaborative report by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), the United States Composting Council (USCC), and the Desert Research Institute (DRI), provides details on the current landscape of composting across the United States.

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2. DoD Project to Vet Allonnia’s PFAS Treatment and Other Methods

Allonnia’s technology, invented by EPOC Enviro, is called Surface Active Foam Fractionation (SAFF) and works by separating PFAS from water or soil and concentrating it without using chemicals or adsorption media. Rather, SAFF uses bubbles that flow through water columns; PFAS attaches to the bubbles, which foam at the top of the column, and are then collected and concentrated.

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3. Do Consumers Who Say They Prioritize “Green” Products Walk the Talk? Part One

Most people assert they will buy sustainable products over non-sustainable ones, but they don’t necessarily do what they say. Non-sustainable goods sell, and they sell well. Looking at just a few fast movers: globally, consumers spent $987.6 billion on electronics in 2022 and are expected to lay out $2,020.9 billion in 2032.

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4. EPA Issues Final Plan to Remove Groundwater Contamination in Nassau County, New York

The EPA has published a final plan to remove groundwater contamination at a Superfund site in Nassau County, New York. The New Cassel/Hicksville Groundwater Contamination Superfund site was previously home to an industrial and manufacturing hub that dates back to the early 1940s.

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5. Do Consumers Who Say They Prioritize “Green” Products Walk the Talk? Part Two

We routinely hear that consumers demand sustainable products. But do buyers’ choices align with what they say they want? This two-part series delves into consumers’ intentions versus actions around sustainable purchasing.

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