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This Week in Waste: Top Stories October 24 - 28

The waste and recycling industry holds a lot of opportunities. Despite the challenges of the ever-evolving world impacting the industry, there are many successes. This week's installment of This Week in Waste demonstrates both sides of that and the people working to turn those hurdles into wins.

Waste360 Staff

October 28, 2022

2 Min Read

1. Chip Russell of AmWaste Expresses What Makes a Good Leader

Jonathan Pierron

In order for a group to work effectively, everyone on the team must possess a special combination of characteristics. At AmWaste, these traits are what they call the "5 C's," says Chip Russell. This 40 Under 40 Winner tells us what it has been like leading his team and what makes them work so cohesively and effectively as a group.

Read more here.

2. Investors Call on Real Estate Industry to Step up Sustainability Practices

Arlene Karidis

Just like most industries, the real estate industry is being urged to develop more sustainable practices. In this industry, sustainability practices have enough to leverage the return on investments for companies making sustainable decisions. In this Q&A, we sit down with Breana Wheeler, US director of Operations for BREEAM, to hear about how the company is amping up sustainability in its real estate sector.

Read the full story here.

3. WM Reports 11 Percent Adjusted Operating EBITDA Boost in Q3 2022

Stefanie Valentic

Concluding quarter three of the fiscal year, WM reports a prosperous quarter. Believed to be due primarily to their flexibility and dedication in the wake of Hurricane Ian in Florida, the company saw several exciting revenue increases. Jim Fish, CEO and president of WM praised his team for their hard work throughout this challenging yet rewarding quarter.

Read more here.

4. A Recession is Coming in 2023: Stifel's Michael E. Hoffman Talks Inflation

Stefanie Valentic

There is expected to be a global recession sometime in the middle of 2023. At this year's NWRA Executive Leadership Roundtable, Michael E. Hoffman, Stifel's managing director spoke on the issue. In preparation for this potential recession, many banks are taking precautions that mean increased interest rates.

Read the full story here.

5. Episode 170: Waste Conversion Technologies—Fantasy or Reality?

Liz Bothwell

In this episode of the NothingWasted! podcast we relisten to a popular WasteExpo session centered around waste conversion technologies. With a large portion of the waste that we send to landfills being recoverable in other ways that aren't currently being taken advantage of, what factors are holding us back from tapping into these waste diversion methods? A group of professionals in this field shares their thoughts and feelings regarding the current developments of waste conversion technologies. 

Listen here.

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