Category Archives: Landfill

A Look at the “Smart” New Future of Waste Collection Fleets

A Look at the “Smart” New Future of Waste Collection Fleets

Along with virtually every other player in the waste management industry today, leaders of waste collection fleets are facing increasing pressure to make municipal waste pickup more efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly than ever before. It’s a tall order, but thanks to the rapid technological advances of recent years, these waste management professionals have… Read More…

An Introduction to the Waste Reduction Model

An Introduction to the Waste Reduction Model

For waste management professionals, calculating the full environmental impact of waste is a complex task. Not only are there obvious physical factors to be considered—like what type of waste one is dealing with, how much of it there is, and where it’s going—it’s also important to take into account questions like how much energy different… Read More…

7 Companies Trying to Solve India’s Enormous Waste Problem

7 Companies Trying to Solve India’s Enormous Waste Problem

India has a waste management problem. The country produces an average of 62 million tons of garbage every year and less than 20 percent of this—a mere 12 million tons—is treated properly. The remainder ends up exactly where it’s not supposed to be: in the many fragile ecosystems of India, such as lakes, rivers, and… Read More…

5 Waste Management Programs That Need Your Help

5 Waste Management Programs That Need Your Help

Waste management is a global problem, but not every country has the financial, logistical, or educational resources needed to deal with waste in a safe and sustainable manner. That’s where you come in. A number of different organizations run waste management volunteer programs in countries all around the world—if you’re an environmentally-minded traveler, these programs… Read More…

How Did Your Community Celebrate America Recycles Day?

Did you know that November 15th is America Recycles Day? A country-wide initiative of Keep America Beautiful—a national non-profit organization that works to promote clean, green, and beautiful communities through recycling and litter prevention programs—America Recycles Day is a grassroots event that leverages the power of 15,000 community organizers and 1.5 million participants to educate… Read More…

Spotlight on Landfill Mining – Challenges and Opportunities

Spotlight on Landfill Mining – Challenges and Opportunities

There seems little doubt that landfills are most commonly depicted in negative terms. Even well-managed landfills find it difficult to shrug off the persistent public focus on their more controversial aspects. These include the potential for soil and water pollution, the greenhouse gases emitted as garbage decomposes, and their limited life span. But this portrayal… Read More…

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 2

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 2

Our exploration of the forces shaping and driving change in the waste management industry continues with a look at another five important trends currently impacting industry development. Bans and Fees Diverting Common Products from Landfills Plastic bags and Styrofoam containers have long been considered to be a major contributor to overburdened landfills. In recent years,… Read More…

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 1

A Look at the Top Trends in Waste Management – Part 1

These are interesting times for the waste management industry. Our growing global population producing more waste at a faster rate than ever before. Additionally, an increased focus on promoting sustainability and reducing environmental damage is making it increasingly clear that yesterday’s waste management methods may not be viable forever. Read on for a closer look… Read More…

A New Lease on Life for These 7 Landfills

A New Lease on Life for These 7 Landfills

Innovative projects that turn old landfills into parks are becoming increasingly common all over the world. In recent years, cities ranging from Shanghai to New York have taken a long, hard look at their landfills—often bursting at the seams with decades’ worth of decomposing municipal waste—and have found innovative ways to give them new life… Read More…