This Week in Waste: Top Stories July 24-28

Sustainability is the hot topic this week on Strategic Materials and Republic Services released their 2022 sustainability progress reports. Read on to learn this week's top stories.

July 28, 2023

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Strategic Materials Demonstrates Sustainable Glass Recycling in 2022

North America's largest glass recycler, Strategic Materials, Inc. (SMI), unveiled its 2022 sustainability report, highlighting significant achievements and ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship for glass recycling.

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RNG for Transportation Sees Uptick: Part 1 + 2

With tightening environmental regulations and a drive to reach corporate sustainability goals, fleet owners are turning to renewable natural gas (RNG).  This two-part series explores benefits of RNG, evolving markets, and evolving engines powered by this low- to zero- carbon fuel.

Part One focuses primarily on activity in California. In Part Two, David King, product manager Spark Ignited Engines, Cummins, discusses Cummins’ latest model, soon to roll to market; he projects what the upgrade could mean for refuse fleets.

WM Shows Strong Q2 2023 Results

WM (Waste Management) announced its second-quarter financial results, showcasing continued growth. Jim Fish, WM president and CEO, credited the company's disciplined pricing and cost optimization strategies for a solid performance.

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Sustainable Summers: Small Steps Towards Big Impacts

What costs $1.2 TRILLION and continues to get more and more expensive? The answer: Americans’ summer travel. In line with the increasingly prominent green trends sweeping the nation, it's important that we approach our summer adventures with a mindful consideration of their environmental impact.

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