Author Archives: Jai Shroff

What You Need to Know about Ocean Dumping

What You Need to Know about Ocean Dumping

Although modern waste management methods are almost entirely land-based, such as landfills or waste-to-energy plants, dumping waste at sea used to be a very common practice for communities all around the world. It was based on the misguided assumption that ocean waters had an unlimited capacity for waste absorption and dispersal. It’s only relatively recently… Read More…

8 Things to Know about Mixed Waste Processing

8 Things to Know about Mixed Waste Processing

Mixed waste processing has seen its share of ups and downs since it was first introduced in the United States in the 1970s, but with today’s ever-increasing focus on boosting landfill diversion rates, this somewhat controversial waste management method is once again in the spotlight. Here are eight things you should know about mixed waste… Read More…

A Look at 5 Big Trends in Waste Collection

A Look at 5 Big Trends in Waste Collection

Changing times call for changing vehicles. That could be the new motto for today’s waste and recycling industry. Just as waste and recycling practices evolve in response to new innovations and technologies, so to do the tools needed to carry out those practices. This includes the vehicles responsible for the collection and transportation of municipal… Read More…

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

What Is the Best Way to Deal with Landfill Odors?

Odor management is one of the biggest challenges facing landfill operators today. Read on to learn more about this unsavory issue and find out what methods and strategies landfills are employing to deal with odors. What causes landfill odors? Landfill odors can come from a number of different sources. The most obvious one is fresh… Read More…

Spotlight on 3 Innovative Solid Waste Research Projects

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is dedicated to advancing sustainable waste management practices. One of the ways it accomplishes this goal is by supporting scientific research and educational initiatives. Its broad goals include increasing knowledge within the waste management industry and improving the public’s understanding of waste management.… Read More…

Watch Out for These 6 Common Recycling Mistakes

Watch Out for These 6 Common Recycling Mistakes

For the recycling industry, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to consumers’ household recycling habits. The good news is that more households than ever have access to – and participate in – curbside and drop-off recycling programs. According to a 2016 report from the Recycling Partnership, curbside programs currently serve more than… Read More…