The waste and recycling industry is anticipating another year of policy pushes, regulatory updates and consolidation amid a shifting economy. Waste Dive will be following trends around M&A, ESG, plastics, environmental justice and much more. The Waste Dive team also hosted a live event on Jan. 24, 2023, with panels on ESG and recycling policy trends that you can watch below.
The Waste Dive Outlook on 2023
What you need to know on industry trends to watch, the hiring landscape, fleet maintenance and more as the new year gets underway.
6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 2023• Jan. 12, 2023
The effects of ongoing M&A, the biogas boom, and regulatory and financial debates around plastics are among the most complex topics on Waste Dive’s radar in the new year. Read the full article ➔
As some labor strains ease, the waste and recycling industry has further opportunity to grow its ranks• Jan. 19, 2023
Pandemic-era labor challenges for the waste industry are persisting three years later. Read what experts from Stifel, SWANA, the Teamsters and the Women in Trucking Association think could help. Read the full article ➔
Lag times, labor shortfalls and leasing: What’s affecting waste fleet management in 2023• Jan. 20, 2023
Some supply chain issues that have made it harder to procure trucks and parts could ease, but skilled maintenance workers are still in high demand. Leasing is looking more attractive to some customers. Read the full article ➔
EPR still top recycling issue for state policymakers, but plastics and repair laws also on the horizon• Jan. 30, 2023
While federal action is uncertain, multiple state governors and policy advocates aim to build on the momentum of producer responsibility laws for packaging this year. Numerous other bills are also expected to get consideration. Read the full article ➔
Waste and recycling industry leaders discuss the operational impact of corporate ESG trends• Feb. 15, 2023
LRS CEO Alan Handley and Vanguard Renewables Chief Sustainability Officer David Darr recently joined Waste Dive for a live discussion about investment trends, sustainability reporting, customer expectations and more. Read the full article ➔
What’s in store for state recycling policy in 2023?• Feb. 15, 2023
Recycling policy experts from Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan and Washington predicted the legislative season’s biggest trends in a live panel discussion with Waste Dive. Read the full article ➔
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