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Wastecon takeaways: COVID impacts and compostable concerns

Published: February 2, 2021
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Compost, recycling and garbage carts set outside of the home on the curb for residential garbage and recycling pickup.

Local program leaders discussed their challenges during an online industry gathering last week. | Michael Vi/Shutterstock

Last week, the Solid Waste Association of North America held its annual Wastecon event online. Not surprisingly, much of the talk during virtual sessions focused on the pandemic. But other topics got their due as well.

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Recent developments in the composting world

Published: September 29, 2020
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Organics green bin close up.

Communities across Vermont are delving deeper into organics diversion, after a statewide landfill ban on food scraps took effect in July. | Alseenrodelap.nl – Elco/Shutterstock

An industry group released labeling guidelines to keep non-compostable packaging out of the green bin, and New York provided an overview of updates to the state’s food scraps recycling law.

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A look at recent food waste announcements

Published: March 17, 2020
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CalRecycle is set to award nearly $16 million to six composting and anaerobic digestion projects. | Jan Vaclav Herodes/Shutterstock

Garden State lawmakers passed a food-waste reduction bill, an industry group released tips on starting waste reduction programs, and California is set to award millions for composting and anaerobic digestion projects. Continue Reading

Range of stakeholders offer up industry analysis

Published: February 25, 2020
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A recent Greenpeace report noted companies are increasingly calling a wider variety of products “recyclable.” | Marko Rupena/Shutterstock

Several recycling industry reports were recently released, including a Greenpeace indictment of recyclability labeling, the latest updates from Closed Loop Partners, and one state’s investigation of food waste in public schools.

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A look at recycling’s role in fight against climate change

Published: August 16, 2016
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Apartment Recycling Bins / Wally_Stemberger, ShutterstockCurbside recycling can put additional collection trucks on the road. But the recycling process ultimately brings environmental benefits that far outweigh the extra vehicle emissions, according to a study from Waste Management.

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