The world is drowning in ever-growing mounds of garbage

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The world now produces more than a billion tons of garbage a year, which it incinerates and buries and exports and recycles. In New York, barges transport as much as 3,600 tons of waste down the Hudson River every day. In the Netherlands, which has a sophisticated …

RFP: 2018 California Statewide Waste Characterization Study

Download the request for proposals. The purpose of this Contract is for CalRecycle to acquire services that include two parts: A comprehensive disposal facility-based statewide waste characterization study to gather accurate, representative data on the disposed waste stream, and A generator-based study of food waste disposed by certain business types. The results of the studies …

Blame ‘Amazon Effect’ for proposed bump in S.F. garbage bills

Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco prides itself on being ecology-minded, having outlawed everything from plastic bags to foam meat trays. But those lofty environmental ideals are going up against a culture that’s increasingly focused on convenience. Many city dwellers have little time to cook or shop, so they order …

New York unveils state methane reduction plan with focuses on food waste, landfills

Read the full story at Waste Dive. Dive Brief: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a new multi-agency "Methane Reduction Plan" that is part of the state's goal to reduce energy sector emissions 40% by 2030, based on 1990 levels. According to the plan, landfills account for 58% of the state's methane emissions and 5% …

More people, more trash? Rethinking waste from New York to Beijing

Read the full story at GreenBiz. It would be difficult to find a more fundamental urban environmental issue than solid waste disposal. It is clear that effective waste management is essential to the development of sustainable cities. Many cities around the world are implementing innovative measures to deal with waste and are increasingly incorporating waste …