This Week in Waste: Top Stories April 22 – April 25

This Week in Waste looks at the top stories from the waste industry. This week's top headlines include stories about AI in food recovery, earnings reports, and Waste360's Women Who Inspire awards.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

April 26, 2024

#5 - Winnow’s AI Technology in Food Waste Prevention, Reduction, and Rescue

As I continue to countdown to WasteExpo I am getting increasingly excited about the innovations I will learn about. This year, I’ve focused on talking to and learning from professionals dealing with AI and new technologies in the waste industry. As AI continues to blow up, it’s finding its way into every part of our industry, including food recovery.

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#4 - Vanguard’s Roadmap to Circularity Through Renewable Natural Gas

Vanguard’s birth was spurred by the convergence of two policies in Massachusetts: a ban on the landfilling of food waste and a net metering law that incentivized biogas projects. The company landed a few deals to build, own, and operate anaerobic digesters in that state to make electricity from food waste, with a little manure mixed in to enhance the biological process.

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#3 - WM Outperforms Expectations in Q1 2024, Citing Tech Adoption and Cost Optimization

WM (NYSE: WM) reported its 2024 first-quarter earnings, citing cost optimization and investment in technology as contributors. Strong core pricing of 7.2 percent drove total company revenue growth of 5.5 percent. Q1 2024 revenue reached $5.15 billion, up from $4.8 billion in Q1 2023.

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#2 - Alliance to End Plastic Waste Funds Plastic Recycling Around the World

While financing and guidance come from the Alliance, local governments and local private sector partners are doing the on-the-groundwork. The work typically begins with improving collection systems and in some cases establishing them where none exist, as in Indonesia on the island of Bali, which had no organized waste pick up.

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#1 - Meet the 2024 Waste360 Women Who Inspire

Waste360 presents the 2024 Women Who Inspire Award to five recipients. These accomplished women in the waste and recycling industry deserve to be recognized not only for their leadership and achievements but also for empowering others along the way.

Read the full article here.

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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