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Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Metric Tracking for Waste

Many investors now integrate a company’s ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) performance into their investment decisions. The consensus is that a company’s ability to successfully manage these matters demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is essential to sustainable growth.
For many businesses, sustainable waste management is a key operational area where they can improve their ESG performance, with a resulting positive impact on their carbon footprint, operational costs and resource efficiency.
Reporting your performance in sustainable waste management – as well as other management indices – enables you to identify and reduce risks, and take action towards becoming a responsible, trusted organization in a more sustainable world.…

10 Reasons to Adopt Sustainable Waste 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.

2023 Waste Trends

What’s coming next for waste in 2023? The following trends will give you insights into what’s to come for the waste industry and your business’s waste management practices.

#1 Developing Smart Cities and IoT Waste Projects
IoT (Internet of Things) plays an essential role in the smart cities of the future. Managing and tracking various processes will solve many significant issues. Smart City R&D is well underway. One trend we’ll see much more of is the application of waste monitoring systems for more intelligent waste collection and accuracy in timing. Smart City infrastructure will begin development after critical research determines the best processes for solid waste management systems.…

Will Your Business Be Affected by New Recycling Laws?

Commodity market volatility, supply chain woes, plastic protests, and international trade gridlock are among some circumstances that have created a need for better recycling infrastructure and programs. The result of this has left overlapping recycling legislation on the table. Some of these changes can have business implications. The changing recycling laws include such items as:

  • Product bans
  • Bottle bills
  • Biogas
  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Waste and recycling education
  • Infrastructure investments
  • Solid waste recycling
  • Product/material bans

There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution that will solve the recycling challenges faced in today’s market; it will take a handful of complimentary stakeholder-focused policies. While there are numerous bills to keep an eye on, some core pieces of legislation represent varied approaches to tackling the longtime recycling hurdle faced by the US.…

Can Your Business Really Get to Net Zero Waste?

For the purposes of understanding Net Zero Waste, it’s important to know the business context for its need. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule this year that would require public companies to formally disclose climate data as a step toward providing investors with accurate climate risks to make informed financial decisions. These disclosures are based on Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. 

Scope 1 and 2 are more widely discussed because they are the direct, controlled, and indirect external emissions a company is accountable for, respectively. Scope 3 emissions are the indirect emissions in a company’s value chain.