This Week in Waste: Top Stories June 24 – June 27, 2024

This Week in Waste features the top stories of the week from This week, our readers were interested in our 40 Under 40 Award Winners, as well as news on EPR and microplastics.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

June 28, 2024

#5 - Q&A with GFL’s Tyler Stefure: Integrating New Fleet Tech & Upholding GFL Values

In this Q&A interview, Tyler Stefure, a Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner, discusses his career path, as well as how he works to meet challenges such as recruiting and training technicians in a tight job market, and keeping up with rapidly evolving fleet technology.

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#4 - Companies Seek Federal EPR: How Producers Can Prepare

Governments and industries are grappling with the dual challenge of managing global waste responsibly while keeping costs manageable as landfill space diminishes and disposal expenses increase. The push for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws, already established in Europe and gaining traction in the U.S., underscores a shift towards holding manufacturers accountable for managing their products' end-of-life disposal, particularly single-use packaging, amidst inadequate recycling infrastructure.

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#3 - Thermo Fisher on Carbon Storage and Carbon Capture

In this Waste360 Q&A, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Samuel Evans, senior development manager, discusses emerging technologies; tax credits and other incentives for adopting carbon capture and storage technologies; and the market outlook within this emerging space.

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#2 - Here’s a Roundup of Ocean Microplastics Research

A new study out of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in New York confirms the presence of the smallest microplastic particles that common tow-net surveys have missed. And it also finds much higher quantities of larger pieces than were captured by the nets.

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#1 - Q&A: George Strom of Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) on Growing up in Waste Management

Strom, a Waste360 40 Under 40 Award recipient, discusses adapting to change—and what he’s learned in each of his leadership positions, from vice president of operations to his current role as area vice president, Chicago North.

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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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