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  • GFL Environmental truck on display at WasteExpo 2022
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    GFL eyes new opportunities in Canada amid improving cash outlook

    Revenues outperformed expectations and costs improved in the first quarter of the year, executives said, leading to an updated outlook for the company for the full year.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Clean Harbors announces Noble Oil acquisition, ‘stronger than expected’ Q1

    Clean Harbors is also in the process of integrating its recent HEPACO acquisition, and its Safety-Kleen segment will soon partner with Castrol on a recycled lubricant partnership.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Q&A

    ISRI says its rebrand to ReMA reflects the recycling industry’s modern values

    The Recycled Materials Association has revamped its name to highlight the industry’s innovations and sustainability collaborations. President Robin Wiener discusses what’s next for the association.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Republic announces progress on polymer centers, growth from M&A in Q1

    The company reported another quarter of revenue growth, thanks in part to rising commodity prices and recycling investments yielding results.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Q&A

    ISWA says waste should become a ‘transformation industry’ as UN projects rising global tonnage

    A recent UN report projects global waste volumes could reach 3.8 billion metric tons by 2050, at significant cost. Carlos Silva Filho, president of ISWA and a contributor to the report, shares his thoughts on a new vision for the sector.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Q1 earnings results for major waste and recycling companies

    Follow the latest results from WM, Republic Services, Waste Connections, GFL Environmental, Casella Waste Systems, Clean Harbors, Enviri and Stericycle.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Updated May 6, 2024
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    Casella highlights pricing growth, infrastructure project progress in Q1

    The Northeastern company detailed plans for fleet optimization, M&A positioning and major mid-2024 facility projects related to rail and RNG improvements.

    By April 26, 2024
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    WM credits cost savings, strong EBITDA margins for positive Q1

    CEO Jim Fish said the company “outperformed our own high expectations” for Q1 through cost savings in labor and operations. Expiring RNG tax credits and anticipated MRF upgrade costs are expected to become headwinds.

    By April 25, 2024
  • Large bundles of plastic bags, cans and milk containers await processing at a recycling center.
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    Chemical recycling updates from Brightmark, Encina and ExxonMobil

    Brightmark recently announced plans for a Georgia project with capacity to process 400,000 tons of plastic per year. Meanwhile, Encina is scrapping plans for a facility in Pennsylvania.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Colorado legislature greenlights ‘medium’ scenario for EPR implementation

    A revised needs assessment showed that the producer-funded program cost come 2035 could range between $190 million and $310 million. An estimate shows the recycling rate could reach 58% by that year.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Former Eureka Recycling leader joins TRP as chief policy officer

    Kate Davenport will advocate for extended producer responsibility and other policies related to recycling access and viability in her new role.

    By April 22, 2024
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    REMADE conference explores the future of the circular economy

    The conference aimed to translate scientific research into tangible circular economy solutions for the researchers, government officials and private companies in attendance.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Q&A

    Stericycle executive talks sustainability, long-term efficiency plans

    Cory White, Stericycle’s chief commercial officer, says data insights and customer demand are driving the company’s long-term sustainability strategy, including through fleet optimization, recycling and other efficiencies.

    By April 16, 2024
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    5 packaging innovation trends to watch in 2024: SPC

    AI, digital labeling and “paperization” top the movements highlighted in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s inaugural Packaging Innovation Trends Report.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Education, transparency key to improving New York City’s recycling system, experts say

    Recycling capture rates declined from 2017 to 2023 in New York City. Critics say DSNY is losing its focus on waste reduction and should redouble its efforts to get recycling and organics collection right.

    By Updated April 11, 2024
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    LRS hires more C-suite execs as company refocuses under new leadership

    LRS also underwent a recent round of layoffs, citing "ongoing integration efforts." The changes come after the Macquarie-backed company completed restructuring plans following a period of rapid growth through acquisitions.

    By April 4, 2024
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    GFL acquires sizable Florida C&D company Angelo’s Recycled Materials

    The family-run operation includes a C&D landfill and multiple locations. GFL Environmental CEO Patrick Dovigi previously said the deal would constitute about half of the company’s spending on M&A for the year.

    By Updated April 4, 2024
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    Circular Action Alliance is lone PRO to submit program plan for Oregon EPR

    The brands-led group, which is already active in Colorado, California and Maryland, is eyeing end-of-year approval for its plan, as 2025 recycling changes loom.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Domestic PCR-virgin resin battle faces global headwinds but finds local remedies

    PCR markets are still facing competition with virgin resin and oversupply headwinds, but future recycled content policy impacts and changes to contracts could help, said speakers at the Plastics Recycling Conference.

    By April 3, 2024
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    DOE awards $62M in grants for consumer battery collection and recycling

    AMP, the New York Department of Sanitation, ERI, Call2Recycle and researchers from numerous state labs are among the recipients of the grants, meant to increase domestic collection and recycling of consumer batteries.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Legislation, film plastics and data collection take center stage at Plastics Recycling Conference

    Attendees brainstormed ways to remedy the supply and demand mismatch for recycled plastic, grow film and chemical recycling opportunities and take advantage of plastic waste’s attention-grabbing moment in policy.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Industry Dive; Keith Srakocic/AP

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    Chemical recycling plants are on the rise. What does it mean for MRF operators?

    Chemical recyclers see MRFs and specialty collection partnerships as important feedstock sources to fulfill production promises, but experts say it’s too early to determine how they could influence recycled plastic markets.

    By , April 1, 2024
  • Rosanna DelRosario from the city of Lawrence speaks at the 2024 MassRecycle conference
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    Massachusetts recyclers look to take their programs to the next level

    MassRecycle is looking beyond its decades-old name, “expanding our scope to match the multitude of possibilities available in sustainable materials management,” the nonprofit’s president said at an event this month.

    By March 27, 2024
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    PCR procurement platform Circular eyes expansion with $10.5M in funding

    Circular plans to expand internationally, add employees and introduce materials besides plastics to the platform.

    By March 27, 2024
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    UBQ Materials eyes Northeast for its first waste-to-thermoplastic US facility

    The Israel-based startup, which makes thermoplastics from mixed waste, is looking to bring its first facility to North America. This follows the recent launch of a facility in the Netherlands and a $70 million funding round.

    By March 26, 2024