The Future of Recycling Policy in the U.S.

After the COVID-19 pandemic stalled most legislative advances in 2020, 2021 has been a very busy year, particularly for state recycling legislation. The rise in activity can also be attributed to a growth in public concern and political pressure around certain high profile waste issues, together with international economic triggers, including trade decisions and fluctuating commodity markets.

As a result, lawmakers are focusing on a range of issues, from diverting organics from landfill, to chemical recycling and banning single use plastics and foam foodservice packaging.

The proposed legislation could dramatically change the way the U.S. handles recycling over the next few years, with the potential for vast improvements in infrastructure, together with advances in organics recycling, education, product bans, bottle bills and requirements for extended producer responsibility (EPR) initiatives.…

How Zero Waste Helps You Get to Net Zero

“Net Zero” is the business world’s latest buzzword, and it’s no surprise – there has been a surge in commitments from governments and businesses to reach net zero, so momentum is building incredibly fast.

What exactly is Net Zero?

Essentially, a business reaches net zero when the amount of carbon dioxide they produce in their operations is no more than the amount taken away. When they combine this with finding or investing in methodologies to sequester any residual carbon emissions, this significantly reduces a business’s absolute emissions – so they don’t contribute to a net increase in CO2. This process is referred to as decarbonizing.…

Is Waste Gasification the Future of Waste Management?

About 130 million tons of waste per year go into landfills in the U.S, producing at least 130 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. Most of these emissions come in the form of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Landfills aren’t just an eye sore of growing piles of waste; they can also be a major source of pollution. They emit by-products like dioxins and leachate (a toxic liquid that is formed when waste breaks down in the landfill and filters through waste), which, when left untreated, can leach into the soil, contaminating water sources, plants and even food for future generations.…

10 Reasons to Adopt Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations General Assembly are a “blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.”

Goals to drive growth, address risk, attract capital and focus on purpose.

Adopting SDGs can help media companies drive growth by offering a collective framework to address today’s pressing issues. Media companies can participate in SDG efforts and make their company more resilient for the future. Mirroring the UN’s SDG goals could be a valuable template for TV/Film, Newspaper, Radio, and the entire media industry. SDGs address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, waste, peace, and justice.…

The Age of Transparency – ESG Reporting on Waste

The age of transparency is here, and with it comes the dawn of waste accountability for media companies. From key investors requiring factual ESG reporting and the SEC crackdown on verifiable ESG metrics to the development of blockchain-style supply chain recording – we are headed for complete transparency as a sign of business resiliency.

Media company investors want transparent ESG reporting

A growing number of investors and stakeholders are integrating media company ESG reporting into investment decisions; click here to learn more about how sustainable waste management helps you achieve ESG objectives.

Media companies are ripe for commencing efforts to collect data and report on their waste diversion efforts.…