This week Waste360 covered topics across the entire waste and recycling industry from jack-o-lantern waste all the way to quarter three earnings. Here is a recap of this week's most popular stories.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

November 4, 2022

2 Min Read

1. What Happens When Home Meal Delivery Meal Programs Switch to Reusable Containers?

Arlene Karidis

Forty percent of plastics produced are only intended to be used once. In order to curb the amount of single-use plastics that are produced, an organization called Beyond Plastics is working to promote reusable containers. The organization has begun its work with Meals on Wheels programs as they are already closed-loop systems.

Read more here.

2. The Problem with Pumpkin Waste (Infographic)

Waste360 Staff

As Halloween passes and we continue through the autumn season, a lot of pumpkins are purchased and used for decoration. With such a high amount of pumpkins in bought, once they start to go bad, they turn into a high amount of organic waste. Waste360 would like to inform you of how important it is to divert this waste from landfills and put it to use by composting.

See the infographic here.

3. Global E-Waste Emissions Jump 53 Percent Between 2014 and 2020

Stefanie Valentic

Between 2014 and 2020 E-waste GHG emissions rose 53 percent. A recent study on the Circular Economy looked into this to see why it has grown so much and what we can do to slow down the impacts of E-waste. The study suggested researching the lifespan of electronics and promoting tech that is built to last longer.

Read the story here.

4. Episode 171: When Science + Sustainability + Climate Change = A Fulfilling Career

Liz Bothwell

On this week's episode of NothingWasted! we speak with Stephanie Bolyard, Sr. Engineer to the Asst. Secretary at the NC Dept. of Environmental Quality. Bolyard speaks with us about emerging contaminants, quantifying the impacts of climate change, and the power of mentoring. Listen to this podcast to hear all about her career journey.

Listen here.

5. Waste Connections Revenue Up 17.7 Percent Despite Decline in Recycled Commodity Pricing

Stefanie Valentic

Waste Connections announced its quarter three earnings this week. One impressive detail about their announcement was an increase in revenue despite challenges that should have prevented that. Waste360 recaps the important details of the release.

Read more here.

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