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If a landfill operator has invested in a landfill gas operation, that might be the most economically feasible place to send organic waste.
The e-waste stream is growing: what are the costs and opportunities created by the increasing amount of electronic waste we create?
What does it cost you to dispose of your company’s old electronics irresponsibly? More than you might think… This week’s Waste Biz.
A new company in Portland, OR, is getting into the insulated concrete forms business, which means more Styrofoam kept out of the landfill.
Why would you want a landfill to produce more methane gas? To make waste-to-energy systems profitable. This week’s edition of The Waste Biz.
Massachusetts & Seattle will join the handful of municipalities & states requiring composting to save landfill space & reduce methane emissions.
A team of Mexican scientist has created a novel solution to disposable diaper waste: feed them to mushrooms, which break them down in months, not centuries.
Flanders, a region of Belgium, boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe. Decades of planning and policy making have made a huge difference in the region’s ability to approach zero waste.
After rejecting new incinerators, residents of Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province undertook an experiment in waste collection and disposal: door-to-door pick up of separated wastes.
Is Freecycling right for you and your family? For young couples just starting out and for those who are experiencing a temporary crisis in the family budget, Freecycling can be a lifesaver, but saving money is only one of the reasons for joining this program which allows its members to advertise unneeded, useful items which […]
A landfill gas-to-energy plant in Conestoga, Pennsylvania. When it comes to corporations fighting climate change, landfill owners don’t necessarily leap to mind. But in Michigan, the landfill industry is working to repeal a 19-year-old ban on the disposal of grass clippings and tree trimmings in dumps — on the grounds that the yard waste, mixed […]
[social_buttons] The stresses in our early twenty-first century civilization take many forms—social, economic, environmental, and political. One distinctly unhealthy and visible illustration of all four is the swelling flow of garbage associated with a throwaway economy. As noted in my book Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, throwaway products were first conceived following World […]