This Week in Waste: Top Stories April 3 - April 6

This week's top stories include two interviews with Waste360 40 Under 40 winners!

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

April 7, 2023


#5 - Will Flower of Winters Bros. Waste Systems: The State of Rail Waste is On Track

Trail derailments have garnered national attention following the February 3 accident in East Palestine, Ohio and mobilized calls for stricter regulation of U.S. railways. Between 1990 and 2021, the Bureau of Transportation reports a total of 54,539 derailments occurred or just more than 1,700 per year.

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#4 - U.S., Canadian Salons Produce Hair-Raising 877 Pounds of Waste Per Minute

Hair salons across the United States and Canada are increasingly adapting material recycling and sustainable practices. However, 70 percent of salon professionals are unaware of recycling streams and ways to reduce waste, according to a new study from Green Circle Salons.

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#3 - Electronic Recycling is No Easy Row to Hoe: Part One

E-cycling is saddled by a laundry list of potential risks, and it’s energy-intensive, challenging processors to run a safe, low-emissions operation while trying to get on top of a stream that inflates by 2.5 million tons each year, by estimates of the World Economic Forum.

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#2 - Thinking Outside the Box with Cameron Funk of CheckSammy

Being able to think outside the box and offer companies new and exciting ways to do business or, in our industry, be more sustainable, is an invaluable trait. It is exactly the kind of skill Cameron Funk, CheckSammy's chief sustainability officer demonstrates to his company and clients, working towards a circular economy every day.

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#1 - Max Curry Manages Food Rescue Logistics in Houston

Max Curry loves his job. As the logistics manager with Second Servings of Houston, a food rescue operation, he coordinates between more than 400 food businesses and 120 local nonprofit partners, including shelters, affordable housing, and soup kitchens.

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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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