Tag: reducing waste

Precycling is the practice of reducing waste by attempting to avoid bringing items which will generate waste into home or business. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also cites that precycling is the preferred method of integrated solid waste management because it cuts waste at its source and therefore trash is eliminated before it is created. According to the EPA, precycling is also characterized as a decision-making process on the behalf of the consumer because it involves making informed judgments regarding a product’s waste implications.

Reader Profile: Katherine Ross-Perron

Reader Profile: Katherine Ross-Perron

As a waste management technician with the Region of Durham in Ontario, Canada, Katherine Ross-Perron has seen the correlation between successful communication efforts and waste diversion goal progress. “Ongoing and consistent communication with residents has been critical to maintaining and improving public awareness and participation in our programs,” she says. Ross-Perron

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Waste collection does not stay constant. Like any other industry, it changes and grows with each new innovation in machinery or technique. Other industries consciously adopt the formal process of “continuous improvement” to advance their capabilities and improve the quality of their products and services. Waste collection is no different.

Why Recycling Is Not Enough

Why Recycling Is Not Enough

ATLANTA, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ – Recycling can be seen as the definitive strategy for reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of consumer products; however, optimal solutions for waste management are far more subtle and complex. Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, today released:

Trimble acquires VC-backed Sefaira

Trimble acquires VC-backed Sefaira

SUNNYVALE, CA, Feb 8, 2016 – Trimble announced today the acquisition of London/New York based Sefaira Ltd., a leading developer of cloud-based software for the design of sustainable and high-performance buildings. The acquisition of Sefaira expands Trimble’s design-build-operate (DBO) portfolio to include tools for designing high-performing buildings early in the conceptual phase

Recyclebank Names 10 Inspiring US Programs Paving the Road to Sustainability

NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — From Philadelphia’s commitment to hit aggressive environmental goals in six years to Corpus Christi’s cutting-edge wind energy plan, Recyclebank today revealed 10 American initiatives it is recognizing for setting the bar for urban sustainability and environmental practices. The company that encourages and rewards

Counting Down to Zero

Counting Down to Zero

The answers depend on the particular solid waste manager with whom one speaks and the location of the operation. State and local regulations are part of the mix, as are regional practices. “Zero waste sets a clear direction for reducing waste to the highest degree possible, consistent with the global

Hyundai Construction Equipment Introduces R220LC-9 HI-POSS Excavator Prototype

Hyundai Construction Equipment Introduces R220LC-9 HI-POSS Excavator Prototype

Las Vegas, NV – Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., a leading earth moving and material handling equipment manufacturer, recently unveiled their R220LC-9 HI-POSS excavator prototype at ConExpo held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This concept model showcased Hyundai’s next-generation power system providing improved fuel consumption and

Recycling Evolves

Recycling Evolves

The annual Elements issue of MSW Management magazine asks industry professionals to peer into our crystal ball and forecast where our profession is headed. As of November 2011, the Recycling and Special Waste technical division is the largest of the seven technical divisions of SWANA. That is the trend this

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