Smart Business Recycling E-Newsletter
Coming soon: LA County to award businesses who achieve great recycling goals!
Another way to get your business recognized for its great recycling practices is to get a zero waste certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council. This program requires facilities to have a minimum of 90 percent overall diversion from landfills, incineration (waste-to-energy), and the environment.” Read about the major companies that earned zero waste here.
Join the Food Recovery Challenge!
Did you know that the EPA launched its Food Recovery Challenge (FRC)? Organizations and businesses can pledge to improve their sustainable food management practices and report their results to the EPA. As a participant, you can reduce your environmental footprint; help your community by donating nutritious, leftover food; save money by purchasing less; gain visibility by having your name listed on the EPA’s website; and much more! Read about how you can join the EPA’s FRC here.
California “All In” On Organics Recycling
BioCycle editors posed Scott Smithline, Director of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), with a series of questions related to the state of organics recycling in California. His answers provide insights on why organics recycling is critical to tackling climate change, depleted soil, drought and renewable energy generation. Click here to read about the exciting Q&A session.
California’s New Laws Aim to Push Organics Recycling Forward
Five laws have taken effect in California in 2016 to further organic waste management and recycling. Those laws involve mandatory commercial organics recycling, tax exemptions for recycling and composting equipment, detailing organics infrastructure, recycling and composting reporting requirements and composting promotion. Learn more about these new laws and how they may affect you here.
Eight Ways Biosolids and Organics Management Can Contribute to a Healthier Environment
Historically, biosolids and many organic food “wastes” have been ignored, buried in landfills and/or brushed aside as pesky material, with little to no value. Here are eight ways that biosolids and organics can contribute to a healthier environment.
10 Trends Defining the Waste Industry – And Why They Matter
Across the waste and recycling industry, changes are happening at a daily rate that are allowing vast economical and environmental improvement. Here are 10 trends that are driving the industry toward relevant and important changes.