Aluminum packaging company Ball Corporation and consulting firm Resource Recycling Systems released a study on benefits of boosting the U.S. aluminum can recycling rate to 90%, finding it would generate $6.6 billion and keep 1.3 million tons out of landfills. 

Casella Waste Systems announced that Kevin J. Drohan will be the new chief accounting officer.

MRF robotics provider EverestLabs hired tech executive Chris Jodoin as its chief operating officer. 

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) released a plan to cut methane emissions by 45% this decade and keep the world on track for warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.  

Google is now allowing businesses that appear in Google maps and search results to add which materials they accept for recycling. 

Illinois-based waste diversion and recycling provider LRS acquired Auburn Disposal, which serves Chicago’s south side. Financial terms were not disclosed. 

TerraCycle’s circular reuse platform, Loop, now offers more than 20 products in reusable containers in any of the 25 Kroger-owned Fred Meyer stores in the Portland, Ore. metro area. 

TOMRA published a white paper on the effectiveness of extended producer responsibility (EPR), saying the principle has the potential to accelerate society toward a circular economy.