In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers and legislators.
"There is no intention of opening trash bags. Containers are only tagged if the contamination is clearly visible. The guidelines state: if you can't see, don't report it and don't tag it."
— Seattle Public Utilities's statement in response to a lawsuit filed by residents who opposed snooping in their trash.
"We’re thinking about sustainability across all facets of our business and how to shift consumer behavior to make recycling clothing the norm."
— Michael Kobori, vice president of sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co., in a statement announcing the company's garment take-back recycling program.
"What we’re doing is making the entire process automatic. The only thing that’s missing from the equation is robot-driven cars that collect the trash."
— Enevo founder and CEO Fredrik Kekäläinen on the company's trash cans that can tweet the statuses of their capacities.
"We hope to see on both sides of the state line glass recycling becoming very easy and abundant for everyone."
— John Blessing, a public sector representative of Deffenbaugh Industries, on the company's decision to begin a curbside glass recycling program in parts of Kansas.
"It’s discrimination at this point not to include West Lake Landfill with the other sites. We deserve the same level of protection from the agency best responsible."
— Dawn Chapman, a local resident of Bridgeton, MO, on adding the West Lake Landfill to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.
"My customers don’t want to hear a lecture on how they sorted their garbage wrong; they just want the trash to be gone when they get back from work."
— Lee Tourville, of Tourville Trucking in Jericho, VT, on haulers monitoring their customers' garbage and recycling.