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This 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!

Gage Edwards

August 18, 2023

#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. 

Read the full article here.

#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.

Read the full article here.

#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.

Read the full article here.

#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.

Read the full article here.

#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.

Read the full article here.

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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