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  • NERC receives U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for organics work

    The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) has been awarded $65,638 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services Solid Waste Management Grant Program, to implement food waste, organics, and manure management in rural Maryland communities.

  • City Of Los Angeles launches food waste grant challenge

    Officials for the City of Los Angeles launched a new food waste grant competition at the first ever Food Day LA event at City Hall as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to divert waste from landfills.

  • California approves bills to cut food waste

    The California state legislature passed two bills that offer solutions to some of the leading causes of wasted food.

  • Three cities add food service packaging to curbside recycling programs

    Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky are part of a growing number of cities recycling food service packaging at the curb.

  • Republic Services earns award for excellence in composting systems

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Pacific Region Compost Facility (PRC) the winner of the Silver Excellence Award in the composting systems category. The award was presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON, in Baltimore.

  • Organix receives bag patent

    Organix Solutions, an organics recovery and municipal solid waste company based in Minnesota, has received a full patent for its organics co-collection program.

  • Quest Resource Holding renews food waste recycling contract with Kroger Co.

    Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a leader in sustainability, recycling, and environmental and resource management, has disclosed the renewal of a three year waste minimization contract with The Kroger Co. Quest will continue to implement custom food waste and meat recycling solutions for the retailer across the U.S.

  • 10 million tons of produce discarded in U.S. annually

    Greenbelt Resources Corporation has successfully developed a solution to address industrial segments of the global food waste problem. In the U.S., 30 to 40 percent of food goes to waste costing the country $220 billion in economic losses, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Consumers and businesses throw another 53 million tons of food away.

  • Associations partner to address solid waste challenges in the industry

    The Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA) and The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) have agreed to partner to help advance sustainable materials management in the Northeast over the next five years.

  • Phoenix’s compost facility earns Envision Silver Rating

    The City of Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver verification. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.

  • LA Sanitation and Los Angeles International Airport team up for organics waste recycling

    As part of ongoing efforts for the City of Los Angeles, California to achieve the goal of zero waste and reducing the use of landfills, LA Sanitation and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have announced the start of an Organics Waste Recycling Pilot Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

  • Richardson Service 1991 joins Bandit’s network

    Bandit Industries is partnering with Richardson Service 1991 Inc., serving nearly all of South Carolina, expanding their dealer network in the southern U.S.

    Richardson Service 1991, based in Conway, gives Bandit’s South Carolina customers a local option for parts, service, rentals and sales for Bandit hand-fed wood chippers and stump grinders. They’re located at 2667 U.S. 378 in Conway, in eastern South Carolina.

    Richardson Service started out as a small local repair shop and has since grown to include a large rental fleet of construction, forestry, and compact equipment. With the growth, they improved all aspects of its repair facility to offer their customers the best service in the area.

    Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Report offers recommendations to reduce the 40 percent of wasted food

    A number of federal laws and policies strive to enhance food recovery, yet many fail to address the needs facing the evolving landscape of food donation.

  • New waste technology brought to U.S.

    Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Georgia, is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment.

  • EPA recognizes Sodexo for food recovery efforts

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the accomplishments of 13 organizations and businesses participating in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

  • Whirlpool launches consumer food recycler

    Whirlpool Corporation has launched the Zera™ Food Recycler, a kitchen appliance that turns food waste into fertilizer.

  • The expansive effect of the commodities market

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    The automotive industry continues to see increased growth and demand for parts and accessories (P&A), especially online.

  • Anaerobic digestion provides environmental benefits

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    The automotive industry continues to see increased growth and demand for parts and accessories (P&A), especially online.

  • NWRA shares white paper on organics recovery

    Study examines components of organics in the waste stream, strategies for implementing programs and growing technology involved.

  • Morbark appoints David Herr as new CEO

    Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has appointed David Herr as chief executive officer. In addition to being an active member of the current Morbark board, he brings extensive knowledge from experience with both products and services companies. He replaces Dan Ruskin, who resigned due to health issues.

    Herr is an accomplished industry executive with more than 30 years of relevant experience in operations, supply chain management and executive management with major companies, including Navistar, GE Aircraft Engines and BAE Systems. He has diverse business experience in the areas of heavy-duty truck manufacturing, commercial avionics, commercial ship repair, munitions production and information and intelligence analysis. In his most recent role as executive vice president at BAE Systems, he was responsible for one of the largest government service sectors in the U.S. with over 19,000 employees.

    Published in the December 2016 Edition of American Recycler News