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  • Four 12 fluid-ounce beverage cans laying on a machine with blue and yellow labels that read 'Bear-Sized Hydration; Sparkling Coconut Water; Lemon Lime Sun-Kissed Flavor'
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    Experimentation with label-less containers advances, in effort to improve recyclability

    Embossing, laser engraving and direct-to-packaging printing are some of the methods to ease the recycling process, as is using organic inks and labels that easily separate during the sink/float process.

    By Hollie Stephens • May 24, 2024
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    Minnesota governor signs packaging EPR law with mixed response from recyclers

    Minnesota became the fifth state to pass an EPR for packaging bill. The decision comes as California, Colorado, Maine and Oregon are working to implement detailed, complex packaging EPR programs of their own.

    By , Updated May 23, 2024
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    Litter audit data could drive more litigation and policy, experts say

    A recent global analysis identified Coca-Cola as the source of 11% of all branded plastic found in litter surveyed globally. This type of data is part of growing transparency around packaging outcomes. 

    By May 22, 2024
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    Minnesota legislature passes packaging EPR bill with ‘shared responsibility’ model

    If signed by the governor, Minnesota could soon become the fifth state to enact such a law. Eureka Recycling heralded the outcome, and Ameripen described the legislation as “a fair compromise.”

    By May 21, 2024
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    Apex Waste Solutions aims to scale in consolidated Colorado market

    Apex launched with a goal of offering independent service after larger companies bought out many local haulers. Now, with private equity backing from Kinderhook, the company is growing quickly through its own purchases.

    By May 20, 2024
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    DTG Recycle names new CEO

    Jordan Reber recently took the helm at the Washington-based company, which is backed by Macquarie. He brings experience with heavy equipment and leadership from multiple prior roles.

    By May 17, 2024
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    WM completes $23M MRF upgrades in Pennsylvania, part of multifacility plan

    The AI-enabled optical sorter upgrades at the Pittsburgh MRF are designed to better sort polypropylene, WM said. It previously announced similar upgrades at a Wisconsin site and plans another facility opening in Florida next month. 

    By May 17, 2024
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    Casella president outlines growth plans for mid-Atlantic and other priorities

    Ned Coletta, roughly six months into his role as president, is working on multiple aspects of the company’s strategy. He recently shared updates on disposal capacity, PFAS treatment, RNG projects, training and more.

    By May 16, 2024
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    New York state recycling needs assessment published amid push to pass EPR

    The first phase of the needs assessment, conducted by RRS for the Center for Sustainable Materials Management, shows more material in the state can be recovered, possibly through an EPR program, but more data is needed.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Waste Pro leaders talk employee training and growth plans in the Southeast

    CEO Sean Jennings and COO Keith Banasiak say offerings like CDL and technician schools, plus a focus on customer service and selective acquisitions, could help them hit the $2 billion revenue mark in a few years. 

    By May 14, 2024
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    Online C&D waste platform seeks to bring industry out of the ‘Stone Age’

    Bulk Exchange is bringing information about C&D waste facilities to their customers quicker. Facility owners in California are adding themselves to the list as the company plans to grow nationally.

    By Updated May 13, 2024
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    Simplifying complexity: Why today’s waste operations require next generation technology

    In today’s world, waste collection has become increasingly hectic and complex, and a great deal of effort is dedicated to making everyday operations work in a safe, and environmentally responsible manner. 

    May 13, 2024
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    Exhibit brings together waste artists-in-residency from DSNY, Recology

    Artists who have embedded with waste agencies and haulers around the country are showing work together in one exhibit for the first time. The show shines a light on the civic and environmental possibilities in art.

    By May 10, 2024
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    EPR laws’ labeling implications create more questions for CPGs

    Leaders from the Consumer Brands Association and The Recycling Partnership recently discussed how packaging EPR laws are complicating how brands can mark packaging, including for recycling.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Well-known circular economy specialist appointed as CalRecycle director

    Zoe Heller is well-known in the industry for her work with CalRecycle and the U.S. EPA. Supporters says her skill set will help her manage the role as California works through major recycling, organics and diversion programs.

    By May 8, 2024
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    GFL eyes new opportunities in Canada amid improving cash outlook

    Revenues outperformed expectations and costs improved in the first quarter of the year, executives said, leading to an updated outlook for the company for the full year.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Clean Harbors announces Noble Oil acquisition, ‘stronger than expected’ Q1

    Clean Harbors is also in the process of integrating its recent HEPACO acquisition, and its Safety-Kleen segment will soon partner with Castrol on a recycled lubricant partnership.

    By May 2, 2024
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    ISRI says its rebrand to ReMA reflects the recycling industry’s modern values

    The Recycled Materials Association has revamped its name to highlight the industry’s innovations and sustainability collaborations. President Robin Wiener discusses what’s next for the association.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Republic announces progress on polymer centers, growth from M&A in Q1

    The company reported another quarter of revenue growth, thanks in part to rising commodity prices and recycling investments yielding results.

    By May 1, 2024
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    ISWA says waste should become a ‘transformation industry’ as UN projects rising global tonnage

    A recent UN report projects global waste volumes could reach 3.8 billion metric tons by 2050, at significant cost. Carlos Silva Filho, president of ISWA and a contributor to the report, shares his thoughts on a new vision for the sector.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Q1 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors, Enviri and Stericycle.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Updated May 6, 2024
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    Casella highlights pricing growth, infrastructure project progress in Q1

    The Northeastern company detailed plans for fleet optimization, M&A positioning and major mid-2024 facility projects related to rail and RNG improvements.

    By April 26, 2024
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    WM credits cost savings, strong EBITDA margins for positive Q1

    CEO Jim Fish said the company “outperformed our own high expectations” for Q1 through cost savings in labor and operations. Expiring RNG tax credits and anticipated MRF upgrade costs are expected to become headwinds.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Chemical recycling updates from Brightmark, Encina and ExxonMobil

    Brightmark recently announced plans for a Georgia project with capacity to process 400,000 tons of plastic per year. Meanwhile, Encina is scrapping plans for a facility in Pennsylvania.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Colorado legislature greenlights ‘medium’ scenario for EPR implementation

    A revised needs assessment showed that the producer-funded program cost come 2035 could range between $190 million and $310 million. An estimate shows the recycling rate could reach 58% by that year.

    By April 24, 2024