This Week in Waste: Top Stories from March 21-25

Clean water access was the topic of interest for Waste360 readers this week. The impact of PFAS on landfills and municipal wastewater systems is prevalent as agencies and governments continue to explore options to eliminate "forever chemicals." Here are this week's top stories.

March 25, 2022

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1. Eliminating Forever Chemicals and Increasing Clean Water Access in Orange County, Calif.
Liz Bothwell

What if it were possible to eliminate 99.9% of PFAS — “forever chemicals” — from our water, food waste and landfills? That’s what 374Water, a cleantech social impact company is hoping to do through the company’s patented AirSCWO™ technology.

Read the entire story here.

2. Stericycle's Leading Women Talk Investor Confidence, Operations
Arlene Karidis

There’s a corporate trend gaining traction: seasoned women making their way into C-suite positions. A few of these senior executives run historically male-dominated solid waste operations. Medical waste management company Stericycle is among that minority, with females as CEO and CFO. The multibillion-dollar corporation is actually one of only six companies of any kind that’s on the S&P 500 who have women in both of these power positions.

Read the entire story here.

3. Episode 6: Let’s Talk Composting & Compostable Packaging
Liz Bothwell

In this episode of Unpacking Recycling with Charlotte, we cover all things composting and compostable packaging. Composting packaging is growing by leaps and bounds and Charlotte has extensive experience in helping to design it on the front end so it’s easier to handle at the end of life. So, please dig in deeply and you’ll find most of your pressing questions will be answered.

Watch it here.

4. How iWrc and Empower are Shaping Brazil's Recycling Infrastructure
Stefanie Valentic

A technology-driven partnership between Norway-based Empower and Brazil-based iWrc to enhance Brazil's recycling outlook couldn't come at a more crucial time as the country ranks 108th out of 137 economies in terms of infrastructure quality, according to the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum. The partnership in Brazil aims to enhance the capabilities of businesses and organizations that are searching for socially-responsible recycled materials to create a proven impact and provide transparency in supply chains.

Read the entire story.

5. Episode 146: Heavy Equipment in Waste & Recycling – Investment, Maintenance & Safety
Liz Bothwell

In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo Together Online 2021, “Heavy Equipment in Waste & Recycling – Investment, Maintenance & Safety.” This session features speakers Martin Mattsson, Director of Key Accounts at Volvo Construction Equipment and John A. Meese, Sr., Senior Director of Heavy Equipment at Waste Management (WM).

Listen to it here.

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