Talkin' Trash with Waste Dive is a regular audio series that highlights opposing views of hotly debated industry issues.
Check out each episode below or follow us on iTunes!
Should single-use plastic bags be banned?
Our editorial team spoke with Jennie Romer of PlasticBagLaws.org and Phil Rozenski of Novolex and the American Progressive Bag Alliance to hear both sides of the plastic bag ban debate. Listen Now >>
What makes commercial franchising so complicated in NYC?
DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and NYRWM Executive Director Kendall Christiansen weigh in on franchising in the Big Apple. Listen Now >>
Is mixed waste processing the key to higher diversion rates?
EcoHub Chief Science Officer Rob Watson and Eco-Cycle Solutions Director Kate Bailey weigh in on the benefits and challenges of the one-bin approach. Listen Now >>
Advice from 8 of the industry's top CEOs
In this special episode, the Waste Dive team sat down with eight CEOs — including Jim Fish and Ron Mittelstaedt — to ask for advice on everything from leadership to company culture. Listen Now >>
How will the 'Amazon Effect' impact recycling?
Retail Dive's Corinne Ruff and Sustainable Packaging Coalition's Adam Gendell weigh in on how e-commerce trends could shape packaging — and the overall waste industry. Listen Now >>
Organics diversion is here to stay in NYC. What's next?
Waste Dive spoke with NYC's sanitation commissioner, two CEOs of collection companies, the co-founder of a processing startup and the editor of BioCycle to learn about the city's growing capacity — and what others can learn from how the city became the organics capital of the country. Listen Now >>
Insights on the unknown effects of China's scrap import ban
Executives and policymakers weighed in on what led to China's new scrap materials ban, how businesses are reacting and why it's not getting much play in D.C. Listen Now >>