Archive for January, 2019
Trends such as mergers, acquisitions and consolidation in the waste industry continue to rise, which creates concerns for businesses. Reduced competition limits choices, leads to price increases, and creates confusion in the marketplace. As a result, customers of waste management companies going through transitions often experience unsubstantiated cost increases, service interruptions and invoice discrepancies. Many businesses are forced to allocate additional resources to navigate these changes and limit adverse operational impacts.
Growing monopolies in the waste management industry
Industry consolidation is being driven by the mega waste companies. With a desire for broad market control, these companies are looking for additional assets and resources by acquiring smaller companies that in many cases are experiencing financial constraints brought on by larger competitors.…
Waste separation is an important facet of waste management. Whether your business produces organic waste, plastics, fibers or other recyclable materials, there are proper ways to handle each material in order to optimize waste utilization and efficiency.
Single-stream and dual-stream commercial recycling are just two of dozens of proper channels for segregation of waste. Each of them has potential benefits for your company’s operations as well as the environment. Read more below to discover the differences between each method and to learn which might be the best fit for your business.
SINGLE-STREAM COMMERCIAL RECYCLING
Single-stream recycling is when all recyclable products go into one can, or stream.…
As many states across the United States aim to achieve zero waste status, new regulations and bans are being implemented to help them reach their goal.
One material that is under particular focus is foam, and many states are banning or regulating how foam products are used.
New York City placed a ban on single-use foam products, after fighting a lawsuit that attempted to prevent its implementation. This made it the largest city in the U.S. to ban foam. Similar bans also exist in more than 100 other U.S. jurisdictions including Washington, DC, Portland, Maine and San Francisco. Local governments in these areas believe it must be controlled because the material is too contaminated, is made from non-renewable and polluting petroleum by-products, and lacks a sustainable market to be recycled.…