In case you missed it: Thoughtful, newsworthy comments from industry professionals, consumers and legislators.
"Nobody wants a landfill. Everyone needs one."
— John Cox, Turkey Hill Dairy president and neighbor to the Frey Farm Landfill, on the debate of landfill expansion.
"When everything goes into the proper stream, it’s better for the environment and it saves taxpayers money because an increase in the amount of adherence means our landfill cells get filled less often."
— Tiffany Chase, senior communication adviser for Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, on the importance of proper garbage disposal.
"I don't feel like the community is necessarily inclusive or educated enough about developmental disabilities and what the capabilities of our folks are ... We need the community to provide us the product and give us the work so that we can employ the individuals."
— Diedre Foote of Vintage Support Group Inc. on the company's program that gives employment in recycling facilities to developmentally disabled people.
"Preventing take-home exposure is key because decontaminating homes and vehicles isn't always effective in the long-term."
— Dr. Nick Newman discussing the dangers of lead exposure from electronic recycling. Dr. Newman is the director of the Environmental Health and Lead Clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
“Increasing fees, regulations and taxes on small businesses like landlords, regardless of size, have an impact on overall affordability in Chicago and an immediate impact on consumers."
— Chicago Association of Realtors President Hugh Rider, regarding the issue of garbage disposal fees in Chicago.
"It's really about an education platform that we're trying to design to make it simple to go green, to really allow residents at apartments to recycle at the ease of their doorstep."
— Health Hallada of Green Door Valet on the company's effort to increase recycling in Austin, TX.