Organic waste represents a challenge, since it constitutes around 30-50% of the municipal solid waste (MSW). Thus, the proper management of organic wastes will drastically reduce the volume of pollution…
The environment where someone resides can seriously affect their health and overall wellbeing. Illegal dumping is permeating American cities, threatening the health of both urban environments and their inhabitants. The creation of…
Technological advancements improve the quality of life. Electronic devices can provide quick access to information and tools that enable us to communicate instantly, work efficiently, and make life easier.
Disruption strongly impacted multiple industries worldwide at the onset of the Covid-19 crisis. The abrupt shift in consumption patterns brought about by social distancing measures in communities and businesses catalyzed…
Waste management is an increasingly complex industry of significant importance for it plays a fundamental role in overall community health. This topic becomes even more convoluted upon examining within a…
Rising standards of living and high population densities in cities around the world are putting an increasing strain on public services, including solid waste management. As global waste production is…
A recent study published by the World Aluminium Association has found that 57% of metal produced in North America originates from recycled materials, giving it the highest quality Recycling Input Rate globally.
The EPA announced the National Recycling Goal is to increase the national recycling rate to 50 percent by 2030.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are among the 151 recipients of 154 grant awards totaling $66.5 million in Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grants.
On average, 298 million used scrap tires are generated in the U.S. each year while 33 million are generated in California alone. These scrap tires are among the most common illegally dumped items because of their large size and inability to be compacted.
Maine’s Legislative Document 1541 establishes EPR for certain packaging products, spanning virtually all material types. The Maine bill marks the first packaging EPR bill to clear both chambers of a state legislature in the U.S.