This Week in Waste: Top Stories March 6 - March 10

Another week, another list of top stories! This week, quickly learn about a new report covering work fatalities in the solid waste industry, plans for recycling plastics, and what a Zero-Waste Guru's insights.

Gage Edwards, Content Producer

March 10, 2023

#5 – Recyclers Scrap with Wake County, NC Officials Over Metal Scrap Ownership

TT&E Iron &Metal, Inc., competes with Wall in the recycling of scrap metal.

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#4 – Oil Giants and Other Partners Test New Ideas to Capture Waste Plastics

About 5 to 10 percent of plastic waste is recycled today (depending on the study), but Cyclyx, who calls itself a supply chain innovation company, believes it’s found a way to potentially bump that rate to 90 percent – in time.

Read the full article here.

#3 – Solid Waste Worker Fatalities Jump After Drop in 2021, Swana Says

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) published its latest data on worker fatalities, noting a drastic increase in 2022 following a plummet in 2021.

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#2 – When Wishcycling Met Rosy Scenario: Recycling Goals Should Be Ambitious But Also Need to be Realistic

Wishcycling is the bane of recycling programs. It happens when well-intentioned people put the wrong thing in a recycling bin.

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#1 – Decades-Long Zero Waste Guru Shares Stories and Insights

Neil Seldman co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance nearly 50 years ago to help communities gain decision-making power to shape their fates.

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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