Speakers sparked conversations on the state of recycling, plastics, climate change, manufacturing, the evolving role of CEOs and more.
Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management, discusses the MRF of the Future, some of the company’s “big ideas and bold actions” and how the conversation around sustainability has changed.
The Call2Recycle program achieved a 5 percent increase for all consumer batteries from 2018, with rechargeable battery collections growing 13 percent.
The new location serves as a waste and metals recycling solutions base for customers in North America, Central America and South America.
The recycling program was suspended in April 2019 because of contamination in the recycling stream.
Collection teams are tagging contaminated recyclables with OOPS labels and refusing to pick up materials if residents don’t sort them properly.
BDC’s plan is to continue to expand its North American footprint, working with municipalities and corporations to develop anaerobic digestion facilities.
The city has reportedly agreed to pay Firstar Fiber $110 per ton, equaling out to about $2 million through the end of the year to collect its materials.
The New York Times details seven reasons why recycling isn’t working in New York City.