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.

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…

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…
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How Waste Management Got Proactive on Environmental Justice

Waste Management's Sue Briggum talks about how important understanding and discussing environmental justice issues with communities and companies has been for developing their…
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Women in CSR: Sue Briggum, Waste Management

Sue Briggum, Vice President for Federal Public Affairs for Waste Management, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in…

Waste Management Programs Nix the Need for Landfills

Waste Management, one of North America's top refuse transport services has come up with new ways to dump the use of landfills that…
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Bloomberg’s New Composting Plan Could Have a Big Impact Beyond New York

Mayor Bloomberg's plan to get New Yorkers to recycle their food waste could become an important part of Bloomberg’s legacy in the city,…
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Bill McDonough and Waste Management Want to Kill Packaging Waste

Ever injured yourself trying to open clamshell packaging? These annoying plastic-sealed packs cover everything from batteries to electronics and are designed to eliminate theft…

Metro Vancouver to Ban Organic Refuse From Landfill By 2015

Tall, colorful recycling bins are a common sight in Vancouver, BC Canada. The Greater Vancouver Regional District (also known as Metro Vancouver, or…

How One Activist Diverts Food Waste to Soup Kitchens

With 7 billion mouths to feed, and at least 1 billion of them empty, it’s astounding that 30 to 50 percent of food…
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The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.