This Week in Waste: Aug 14 - Aug 17This Week in Waste: Aug 14 - Aug 17
This week in waste, the top stories feature a few Q&A's, including two interviews with 40 Under 40 award winners!
#5 - Canadian Partners Push Housing Relocation Over Demolition
Canada has been called the demolition capital of the world, with thousands of homes knocked down every year while the country faces an acute housing shortage. Yet about 20 to 40% of those homes could be relocated, shrinking emissions from building, tearing down, and landfilling them, while filling a widening demand and supply gap.
Light House, a nonprofit that shapes policy to “green” Canada’s built industry, is working with partners to push home relocation over demolition, at least in British Columbia.
#4 - Sonoco’s Elizabeth Rhue on Packaging Design and Carbon Footprint
Elizabeth Rhue, vice president of Global Environmental, Sustainability, & Technical Services, with Sonoco is based in Hartsville, South Carolina. In this Q&A, Rhue, a Waste360 40 Under 40 award winner, discusses her passion for sustainability, the importance of packaging design, and what she loves about her work.
#3 - How to Choose the Right ESG and Sustainability Reporting Tool
ESG and sustainability reporting are becoming a big deal to companies and the stakeholders asking them for the disclosures in these documents. In this Q&A, Alyssa Rade, Sustain.Life chief sustainability officer, discusses the details investors and the public ask for and how to choose among the sea of reporting frameworks.
#2 - Report: Consumers Conscious of Food Packaging, Lack Faith in their Recycling
Today, good nature® published its Ready-to-Eat report, detailing concerns consumers have with plastic food packaging and being eco-friendly.
According to the report, almost 1 in 3 respondents want to recycle their food packaging effectively but note that they don’t know the proper procedures to do so.
#1 - How Casella’s Erin Banfield Leads Waste Strategy for Municipalities
Erin Banfield, Director of Municipal Services at Casella Waste Systems, leads, builds, and executes strategy for municipalities, which comprise one of the largest customer segments in the company. Casella Waste Systems, headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, is the Northeast’s largest recycler and the most experienced fully integrated resource management company.