“You Think You’re Helping, But You’re Not”

| Snow and ice storms have recently hit the Midwest. When I scan through the pictures of snow on front lawns and roads and highways, I remember when I was growing up and became old enough to shovel snow off the driveway. I did it for a couple of years by myself until my little brother ... READ MORE

Plastic Straw Police

| The first step is sometimes the hardest. It can often feel like the ultimate goal is so far away, it’ll take an eternity to get there. But all journeys start with that first step. Banning plastic straws may sound silly and trivial to people who don’t know what we know. We know where those straws ... READ MORE

Stream of Waste

| As the waste and recycling industry continues efforts to innovate in order to deal with new realities, National Geographic is embarking on a scientific endeavor to understand the flow of plastic from its source to the world’s oceans. The two co-leaders of the National Geographic Society’s “Source to Sea” plastic initiative are Jenna Jambeck and ... READ MORE

Wastequip Honors Waste Equipment Inventors on National Inventor’s Day

| CHARLOTTE, N.C. [February 11, 2018] – Leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, Wastequip, celebrated National Inventor’s Day by honoring its more than 40 patents and its employees’ achievements to the industry. Founded in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, National Inventor’s Day recognizes the contributions that U.S. inventors make to the nation and the ... READ MORE

Solmax-GSE becomes Solmax

| An industry leader with the clout to reshape the geosynthetics industry February 11, 2019 – Montreal.    Solmax-GSE, now the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity—one ... READ MORE

SWANA Announces 2019 Award Winners

| Honorees to be recognized in February at SWANApalooza in Boston Silver Spring, MD – The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019.  Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented to Michelle Leonard and Ivan Cooper.  Interior ... READ MORE

The Digital Transformation Barometer

| Waste management critical of digital transformation progress: 60% give themselves a failing grade for the application of new technologies. The waste management and recycling industry is less than enthusiastic about its own success in making the digital transformation, according to AMCS’s Digital Transformation Barometer 2018. This is especially true for the application of new technologies, ... READ MORE

AMCS Announces Acquisition of Recy Systems

| LIMERICK, Ireland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMCS, the world’s leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste and recycling sector, has today announced the acquisition of Germany’s leading recycling and waste management software specialist, Recy Systems (Recy). Recy has offices in Germany, U.S., U.K. and Slovakia. Their customers include some of the world’s largest and most ... READ MORE

ClearSpan Announces up to 35% off in Building Blowout

| ClearSpan is celebrating the new year with an extended sale on a special selection of buildings. Customers have the potential to save thousands of dollars on their purchase with discounts of up to 35%. Customers must act fast if they want to take advantage of these incredible savings. The sale has already begun and only ... READ MORE

Do More With Less

| In our ever increasing efforts to control, maintain, and manage our solid waste, one main strategy has been to avoid making waste whenever and wherever possible. Part of that is placing a greater emphasis on sustainability. Recently, Volvo Construction Equipment has laid out six sustainable building materials that we could be using in the future ... READ MORE

I Should Be on the List

| Imagine you’ve cleaned yourself up nicely for a fancy evening event that is invitation only. You’re wearing your best “invitation only fancy evening event” duds. You may have even bought a new pair of shoes for the occasion. When you drive up, you pass the parking lot and go straight to valet parking. You tip ... READ MORE