In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers and legislators.
“What’s happening to all those waste streams?”
— Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma, University of Wisconsin engineering professor, the question that led him and his team to develop wood-based computer chips.
“One thing that bothers the heck out of me is that recycling companies don’t brand it or make it look cool.”
— Todd Lehman, Clear Intentions marketing director on the approach he and his cohorts bring to recycling.
"I am very satisfied with my current provider and disturbed by the intrusion of a government-sponsored monopoly into a locally competitive business and by the possibility that our local businesses will be harmed or eliminated."
— Resident Andrea Hathorn urging Santa Fe County not to intervene in its trash hauling and recycling services.
"The law makes garbage collectors the judges and the juries."
— Brian Hodges, Pacific Legal Foundation’s principal attorney on Seattle requiring garbage haulers to inspect residents' trash to see if food scraps and compostable papers are being improperly dumped in the garbage.
"No organization has been more prolific about spreading the gospel of organics recycling in the Big Apple than Marisa DeDominicis and Charles Breyer of Earth Matter. Their hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and education has been an inspiration, and a catalyst for municipal change in NYC."
— SWANA on its Unsung Heroes campaign which gives members the opportunity to recognize individuals and groups making outstanding contributions.
"Increased awareness, combined with consequences makes it safer for our industry’s workers to get their jobs done as they serve Virginia’s communities."
— Sharon H. Kneiss, president and CEO of NWRA applauding Virginia’s lawmakers for enacting Slow Down to Get Around.