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

Video-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.

#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.

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#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.

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