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This Week in Waste: Top Stories from January 24-28


PFAS research continues across federal, state and local levels. Various entities have funded more than $7 million in research since 2019. This week in waste, learn about what we have learned about PFAS in solid waste. Here are the top stories that captivated Waste360 readers.

1. A Spotlight on PFAS Solid Waste Research in 2021: What Have We Learned?
Stephanie C. Bolyard

Given the increased focus on PFAS from a regulatory perspective, various federal, state, non-profits, and private organizations have focused on continuing to fund research to fill necessary knowledge gaps and advance the current science. In 2021, there were continued peer-reviewed research studies that were published which a focus on solid waste related topics. 

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2. SoCalGas Details Transition to Clean Energy in 2045 Sustainability Strategy
Stefanie Valentic

The nation's largest gas distributor is focusing on further providing renewable natural gas derived from landfills, dairies and wastewater treatment facilities to several areas in Central and Southern California.

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3. Rubicon’s Montoya Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit
Arlene Karidis

Elizabeth Montoya did not expect to find herself working in the waste industry before she became Rubicon’s third employee. Yet in a few years she was leading Investor Relations for the provider of cloud-based waste and recycling solutions that today has more than eight million service locations.

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4. Covanta Gives Update on its Latest Sustainability Achievements and Goals
Liz Bothwell

Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, recently released its latest summary report related to sustainability performance. We reported on the company’s sustainability report at the end of 2021, but with updated data, the company has more details to share.

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5. A Spotlight on PFAS Solid Waste Research in 2021: What Did We Know?
Stephanie C. Bolyard

The solid waste industry continued to see lots of changes in the discussion around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that were driven by the need to advance science to fully understand how to manage these compounds as well as the impacts of pending regulatory efforts by federal, state, and local agencies.

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