Waste Management: CSR & Sustainability News

Waste Management, Inc. is a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Founded in 1894, the company is headquartered the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. Waste Management offers environmental services to nearly 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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Recycling Startup: Market Should Be ‘Main Driver’ of Environmental Change

Leftover pizza dough into ethanol fuel and old uniforms into pet bed stuffing – where some peak into a business’ dumpster and see…
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Waste Management Tackles Landfill Diversion

Waste Management is known for collecting trash. However, the company is making strides to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in…
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VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations.…
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Reverse Supply Chain Management ‘Closes the Loop’ on Waste

E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners…
Elementary students in Charlotte, North Carolina gear up for a recycling event sponsored by Repreve.

3p Weekend: How 7 Companies Are Celebrating America Recycles Day

Top companies plan to commemorate America Recycles Day by hosting recycling drives, spearheading education campaigns and offering friendly reminders of the importance of…
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Indiana’s First Single Bin, Energy-from-Waste System

Covanta is making a $45M investment in a single-bin, recycling system paired with an energy-from-waste facility, the first complete solution of its kind…
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For Waste Management, Coal Ash Disposal + Food Waste Recycling = Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Waste Management is betting the ranch that new EPA coal ash disposal regulations will provide opportunities to grow its business and create new…
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Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Gets Certified

U.S. manufacturers large and small are looking for ways to demonstrate their social and environmental responsibility, as well as boost their bottom lines.…
The Radchenko-Halabi family of New York City pose with one week’s worth of their household’s trash, as part of Glad’s Waste in Focus project. Recyclables are on the left-hand side of the photo, and items destined for the landfill are on the right.

Can Glad Start a National Conversation on Waste?

How much waste do you throw away every day? That’s the question the Glad Products Co. hopes people will ask themselves after viewing…
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Southeastern Cities Look to Max Out the Triple Bottom Line Returns of Recycling

Recycling is a growth industry, but rates in the U.S. lag compared to those of other industrialized nations. Under the aegis of the…
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Southeast Manufacturers Join to Spur Job Creation Through Recycling

Recycling is a growth industry, but recycling's beneficial economic impacts in terms of job creation and boosting local economies are underappreciated and undervalued.…
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How Cities Can Address the Critical Need for Sustainable Development

Sustainable cities, or “smart” cities, focus economic and technological resources on conserving water, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste and enhancing their citizens’ quality…
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New York City to Use Food Waste to Heat Homes

New York City will reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills by converting it into energy.
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Sustainable Business Leaders Call on Obama to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Last week over 150 American companies signed a letter calling President Obama to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. In addition…
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Leveraging the Love of Sports to Drive Sustainability

Over half of all Americans identify as sports fans, putting the sports industry in a good position to implement and benefit from sustainability…