Environmental, Social and Governance

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    Rubicon CEO on the company’s next chapter and the challenges of going public

    Phil Rodoni, previously chief technology officer, took the helm during an eventful period for the company. He discusses Rubicon’s efforts to become profitable, grow its software business and compete in the sector.

    By March 22, 2023
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    Refill and reuse sectors strive for scale to upend single-use packaging’s stronghold

    Changing consumer perceptions about convenience and value will be important to achieve greater market dominance, according to speakers from Loop, Clorox and other companies at the Sustainability in Packaging US event.

    By March 17, 2023
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2023

    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.

    By Waste Dive staff
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    GreenWaste CEO envisions ‘stronger presence’ for company in California following private equity investment

    Over a year after selling to a Macquarie fund, CEO Tracy Adams reports a “great partnership.” He discusses the company’s targeted acquisition strategy, the state’s SB 1383 organics recycling law and more.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Rubicon doubles down on higher-margin software business in ongoing push to boost profitability

    After weathering challenges and executive changes, the tech-focused waste broker projects a turnaround. In addition to noting price increases on waste accounts, Rubicon touted a software expansion for commercial fleets.

    By March 9, 2023
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    EPR ‘crucial’ to hitting resource recovery goal, GFL exec says

    Packaging and waste management stakeholders, including GFL Environmental’s vice president of resource recovery, discussed emerging policy battlegrounds at a Product Stewardship Institute webinar.

    By March 3, 2023
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    US Plastics Pact makes varied progress on circular packaging; 2025 targets may be out of reach

    Executive Director Emily Tipaldo praised data collection that’s occurred since 2020, even as maximizing reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging has run into barriers.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
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    Waste Harmonics CEO sees company at an ‘inflection point’ as it grows with latest acquisition

    The company, which provides third-party services and tech offerings, is pacing ahead of growth targets set during a private equity recapitalization as ESG drives customers to want more data, says CEO Michael Hess.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    Environmental justice is a growing operational factor. How are federal and state agencies defining it?

    The definition of an environmental justice or disadvantaged area varies among states and between states and the U.S. EPA, with each term having a different range of implications.

    By Myisha Majumder • Feb. 22, 2023
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    GFL says ‘exceptional year’ of growth driven by acquisitions, but M&A expected to slow in 2023

    Getting the first RNG plants online is a priority this year, executives said. Strong earnings are expected in 2023, although volume predictions are conservative considering economic uncertainty.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    Republic plans electric fleet expansion with Oshkosh deal, anticipates EV purchase jump by 2028

    “We need to find what the best trucks are out there, and we're gonna buy the best trucks. And so we're really encouraging the traditional OEMs to improve their truck technology,” said Republic’s EV program lead.

    By Updated Feb. 22, 2023
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    Q4 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, Stericycle and Rubicon as they close out 2022 reports and give guidance for 2023.

    Updated March 9, 2023
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    WCN 2022 earnings

    Waste Connections ends 2022 favorably despite headwinds; spent $2.3B on acquisitions

    Waste Connections executives expect a strong start to 2023 due to anticipated acquisitions activity, as well as minor improvements in recycled commodity and energy credit values.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    RSG 2022 earnings

    Republic says it’s ready for any economy; M&A remains a priority after spending $2.7B in 2022

    Executives said they anticipate growing revenue potential from the company’s environmental solutions division. The company also previewed upcoming plastic recycling center investments and acquisition plans.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    How the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard program changes could be a boon for landfill and AD operators

    The program’s biggest change to date would set long-term renewable natural gas targets, add credits for powering electric vehicles and much more. WM, Republic Services, Anaergia, Covanta and others weigh in on what it means.

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    Waste and recycling industry leaders discuss the operational impact of corporate ESG trends

    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.

    By Waste Dive Staff • Feb. 15, 2023
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    Denali Water Solutions promotes Todd Mathes to CEO

    The fast-growing organics recycler's founder and previous CEO, Andy McNeill, will focus on long-term strategy and acquisitions as the private equity-backed company continues to expand.

    By Feb. 7, 2023
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    WM 2022 earnings

    WM boosts planned MRF and RNG spending by $590M, sees signs of inflation easing

    Volumes may be flat, and recycling values are down, but executives hope cost control measures and long-term investments will offset headwinds. They said federal regulations are driving an attractive environment for RNG projects.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Battery electric could be 63% of refuse truck sales come 2030: report

    Electrification incentives like those in the Inflation Reduction Act may accelerate fleet conversions in the waste industry, a new analysis shows. Mack Trucks and Casella are among the companies working toward that this year.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    WTE trade group reemerges with backing from Covanta, WIN Waste and local governments

    The sector’s two largest companies, plus notable public sector facility owners such as Florida’s Miami-Dade County, hope the Waste-to-Energy Association can help them reframe environmental discussions.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Covanta CEO promises ‘vastly different’ approach for the company

    Azeez Mohammed, who joined the company as part of its 2021 sale to EQT Infrastructure, talks through a wave of strategic changes in his first extended interview on the job. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    The Waste Dive Outlook on 2023

    What you need to know on industry trends to watch, the hiring landscape, fleet maintenance and more to come as the new year gets underway.

    By The Waste Dive Team • Updated Feb. 15, 2023
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    6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 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.

    By , , Jan. 12, 2023
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    A review of reports from WM, Republic Services and Waste Connections shows an increasing level of data from tools such as EPA’s EJScreen about the potential effects of waste sites on surrounding communities.

    By Myisha Majumder • Jan. 5, 2023
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    By the numbers: 2022 waste and recycling trends with implications for 2023

    Key data points on some of the top issues — M&A, ESG, inflation and policy — that illustrate another eventful year for the industry.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2023
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    Top interviews with waste and recycling leaders in 2022

    Read some of the year’s most popular conversations with CEOs from Republic Services, WIN Waste Innovations, LRS and Vanguard Renewables, as well as leaders from WM, the U.S. EPA and other organizations.

    Dec. 22, 2022