In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers, and legislators.
"Zero waste is about more than increasing recycling rates. It's a very effective way of focusing public attention on lightening our carbon footprint."
— John Root, chairman of the Refuse and Recycling Committee in Amherst, MA, on the committee's plan to move the city toward a zero waste philosophy.
“Canada’s plan to permanently store nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron is an unnecessary threat to both the U.S. and Canada’s shared water resources."
"If we can get incentives to bulid out the infrastructure, if we can get help from governments to build out the infrastructure, then you'll see everybody turn to natural gas because, from a heavy duty fleet point of view, it makes great economic sense."
— Waste Management CEO David Steiner on the company's gradual switch to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and the need for more CNG filling stations.
"Landfills are essential parts of our natural infrastructure. It's essential that they operate properly to protect health and the environment."
— SWANA CEO David Biderman on the importance of maintaining active landfills throughout North America.
"Our commitment to the environment is real, and it remains a core value of our organization. While we are far from perfect, we have always tried to do the right thing, a central tenant of our company's operating philosophy."
— Sonoco Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs Roger Schrum in a statement regarding the company receiving a $230,000 fine for operating an unpermitted landfill in South Carolina.
"By incorporating customer feedback into the LR design, we’ve built a safer, more comfortable work environment for drivers, boosting productivity and driver retention."
— Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North America, on the company's new LR low-entry cabover refuse model truck.