This Week in Waste: Top Stories for Jan. 8 – Jan. 11

This Week in Waste is crowded with reports and studies from the waste industry. Plus the fight against plastics in Canada.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

January 12, 2024

#5 - New Report Estimates Anaerobic Digestion’s Climate Impact Potential in New York

As key decision makers contemplate the best pathway en route to these targets, they are paying attention to methane, documented as 80 times more harmful to the environment than CO2 —and making up 40 percent of the state’s total greenhouse gas footprint. But with all its aspirations, New York is missing opportunities to capture and use one of the world’s top methane sources—organic waste— charges Energy Vision.

Read the full article here.

#4 - Heritage-Crystal Clean Completes First Acquisition Following J.F. Lehman Purchase

Oregon, Ohio-based Envirosafe specializes in hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal. The company's catalog of 600 EPA waste codes permits it to accept various types of special waste.

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#3 - Study: Research from NREL Examines Economic Losses from Cardboard, Paper Waste

Analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has revealed that the piles of cardboard and paper accumulating in American landfills amount to a staggering $4 billion in lost economic value.

Read the full article here.

#2 - State of Recycling Report Highlights Issues in U.S. Residential Collection, Calls for EPR Policies

The Recycling Partnership, a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to enhancing the efficiency of recycling systems, has released a new report that targeted problematic areas in the U.S. residential recycling system.

Read the full article here.

#1 - Canada Fights to Save its Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The province’s new rules are in alignment with federal single-use plastics regulations, with the banning of six specific plastics recently established at a federal level. A fuller ban on their export is slated for the end of 2025.

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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