In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers and legislators.
"We don't want to just provide more data, we want to provide something that's actionable."
— Compology Co-founder Jason Gates on the company's unique software services and dashboard functionalities. Compology is a leader in route optimization for trash haulers using hardware that tracks container volume.
"I am confident that, if the governor signs this bill, future generations will look back and wonder why these tiny pieces of plastic were ever even considered for use in products that are designed to be washed down the drain."
— Californians Against Waste Executive Director Mark Murray on a bill that, if passed, will ban the sale of products containing plastic microbeads in the state of California.
"We remain committed to respecting Chicago's hardworking taxpayers by delivering quality neighborhood services in the smartest and most efficient manner to hold down their costs."
— Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel regarding the city's adjustments to the garbage grid. By adjusting grid boundaries, the city was able to cut the amount of garbage trucks on the road from 310 to 292.
"Caesars Entertainment properties are unique in that we have casino space, hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping outlets and event arenas, all under one roof. Our facilities require a partner that is proficient in understanding the challenges faced by all these business types – but rolled into one. "
— Jeffrey Ruskowitz, manager of engineering and sustainable operations at Caesars Entertainment, on the company's recent partnership with Ecova. The partnership will help Caesars reach its goal of halving its waste generation by 2020.
"We want the pools open. We don't want a garbage fee. If they have $40,000 in the past four years to give to the chief of staff, they can open those pools and they can eat this garbage tax."
— Denise Geschwender, a resident of Parma, OH and a write-in for candidate for council president, on the city's proposed garbage fee of $12 per month.
"Cigarette waste is one of the most common forms of litter on our streets and sidewalks. Having these receptacles available and more strategically situated and labeled should provide us one more tool in our efforts to keep our City clean, while maintaining our commitment to being green and eliminating our overall trash output."
— Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll on the new "Park Your Butts" campaign, which is promoting cigarette recycling throughout the Massachusetts city.