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These 5 Cities Are Falling behind in Waste Solutions

These 5 Cities Are Falling behind in Waste Solutions

Granted, trash is a problem for every city on Earth, but for a select few, it has become an epidemic of grand proportions. An estimated 3 billion people live in urban areas, which makes their production of over 1.3 billion metric tons of annual solid waste a considerable problem, especially given the limited space intrinsic… Read More…

Are Humans the Real Culprit in Toxic Waste?

Are Humans the Real Culprit in Toxic Waste?

Hazardous waste is a major environmental problem. But when most people visualize this threat to the planet, they don’t think about themselves. They likely picture barrels of nuclear chemicals or containers bearing the biohazard insignia. However, by definition, hazardous waste is any poisonous byproduct of our life on earth. It may be caused by farming,… Read More…

Is the World of Waste Management Looking for You?

Is the World of Waste Management Looking for You?

When thinking about careers in waste management, it’s easy to assume the majority of jobs entail sorting through recyclables, manipulating the levers of a massive garbage lift, or driving a collection truck, but the truth is there are actually a lot of other important roles in the industry. Not only do these jobs allow people… Read More…

How Dropping Oil Costs Are No Good for the Environment

How Dropping Oil Costs Are No Good for the Environment

Recycling has become a way of life for most Americans over the past 50 years. Collecting paper, glass, metal, and plastics in curbside bins is now part of the national fabric. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency reports that we are recycling over 400 percent more than we used to. However, even as we make… Read More…

Is Waste Management in the Military the Real War?

Is Waste Management in the Military the Real War?

Like all nations, the US has experienced military conflicts. As a result, it’s no surprise the issue of waste disposal in the military has become a pertinent topic. Close your eyes and visualize the massive amounts of equipment used by the Army, Navy, Airforce, and Marines – jets, ships, tanks, trucks, hangars, and fueling stations,… Read More…

These Bright Points of Innovation Have Saved Waste Management

These Bright Points of Innovation Have Saved Waste Management

When you hear news about the environment, it’s often bad news. As our concerns about the environment grow, so does the list of issues that need to be addressed. However, these challenges are not always met with indifference. In recent years, the waste management industry has responded with moments of great innovation. The world of… Read More…

What You Need to Know About the History of Waste

What You Need to Know About the History of Waste

It’s no secret that the best way to improve waste management practices is through education. At this point, most people have a clear idea of where their waste comes from and how they can reduce the overall production of it. The knowledge gleaned through eco-conscious teachings has influenced millions of people to change their attitudes… Read More…