This Week in Waste: Top Stories March 27 - March 30

Another week of Waste360's top stories in video form! This week: new bills, sustainability at the grocery store, and Women Who Inspire winners!

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

March 31, 2023

#5 - New Michigan Law Aims to Overhaul State Waste System

Michigan has new, sweeping policy to revamp its solid waste management system, following a seven-year push for change. March 29, 2023, an eight-bill package becomes law that’s intended to help bump the state’s 19 percent recycling rate (among the lowest in the nation) to 30 percent by 2029.

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#4 - Rehrig Pacific’s Kemrey Kidd Creates Solutions

At Rehrig Pacific, Kemrey Kidd, National Sales Manager, has been a leader in the push to automate labor, increase capacity, reduce costs, and address supply chain issues that affect waste collection.

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#3 - How Sustainability is Driving Consumer Purchases in Food and Grocery

Consumers are increasingly swapping brands for ones that are more sustainable, according to new research from Glow. The online consumer research platform contacted 33,000 respondents between April and December 2022, gathering insight into their food and grocery purchases.

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#2 - Illinois' Chemical Recycling Path Takes Twists and Turns

INEOS and Agilyx just made official that they are moving forward with a previously announced 100-ton-per-day chemical recycling plant in Channahon, Illinois using polystyrene as feedstock. This follows a series of controversial transpirations around chemical recycling in Illinois, with a proposed bill (HB1616) garnering most attention.

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#1 - Meet our 2023 Women Who Inspire Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Women Who Inspire award winners!

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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