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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Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs -- reduce, reuse, recycle -- probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don't know these repeating consonants…
This water reclamation installation in Santa Monica, California, proves grey-water recycling can be big business.

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…
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Sealed Air Proves a Packaging Company Can Make An Impact

"I believe we no longer sell packaging," said Jerome A. Peribere, president and CEO of Sealed Air, "we sell increased shelf life." But…
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What to Do with Tons of Coal Ash? Vitrify Some of It, Sell the Rest

Every large coal plant is leaving behind millions of tons of ash that needs to be safely contained lest it leach into nearby…
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In Defense of Recycling and Common Sense

In his New York Times opinion piece from Oct. 3, John Tierney marginalizes the environmental benefits of recycling and waste diversion when he…
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Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…
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Waste Management Helps Businesses Turn Waste into Opportunity

Waste Management sustainability services is proof that sustainability pays. Since 2003, the company has delivered more than 157 million in direct cost-savings to…
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The Recycling Industry is Losing Money — and Fast

Waste Management and other leading recycling companies recently admitted that more than 2,000 towns and cities are paying to dispose of their recyclables.…
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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…
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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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