This Week in Waste: Top Stories April 10 - April 13

Another week in waste, another video of the top stories! This week, textiles, preventing food waste, and getting grants for fire safety!

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

April 14, 2023

#5 – New Textiles Recycling Research Unzips Potential Pathways for Sustainability

The fashion industry is ever changing. Consumers follow new trends and designers, and once those change, they move on. The Motley Fool estimates that the average American household spends approximately $1,500 per year on clothing.

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#4 – NothingWasted! Podcast Episode 188: A Public and Private View of Packaging, Landfills and the Global Landscape

In the latest episode of our NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Anne Germain, vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). We spoke with her about consumer education, plastic exports, landfills and more.

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#3 - Transforming U.S. Recycling with EPR

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) recently hosted a webinar called, “By the Numbers: Transforming U.S. Recycling with EPR.” The panelists on the program were: Dylan de Thomas, VP of public policy & government affairs, TRP; McKenna Morrigan, strategic advisor, Seattle Public Utilities; Lynn Hoffman, Co-president, Eureka Recycling; Stefani Millie Grant, head of external affairs, Unilever; and Kirsten Witt, policy director, The Coca-Cola Company.

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#2 - Q&A with Divert CEO Ryan Begin: Preventing Food Waste with Tech and Sustainable Infrastructure

The bruised banana. The blemished apple. The brown bit at the bottom of that Iceberg lettuce. U.S. grocers generate 16 billion pounds of food waste annually, and the U.S. as a whole sends 119 million pounds of food waste to landfills each year. Even though technology has been shifting the way retailers manage inventory, consumer behavior continues to perpetuate the issue.

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#1 - Let's Talk Grants: Securing Funding to Prevent Fires in Waste and Recycling Facilities

Investing in new technology or infrastructure comes with a cost, but a fire in your waste and recycling operation can potentially come at a higher price tag when all is said and done. Therefore, it’s important to look at your budgets and apply for available grants to better keep your facilities and employees safe.

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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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