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Creating A Balanced Future

September 1, 2015
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Fire Safety Prevention for Labor Day

In many neighborhoods, the smell of hot dogs and hamburger patties grilling on barbecue pits will be prevalent on Labor Day (or Labour Day in Canada) as families and friends gather to celebrate. This summertime ritual of backyard barbecues is a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones but can pose challenges
August 27, 2015
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Sustainability Matters

Waste Management’s Sustainability Services (WMSS) team continually looks for ways to advance the sustainable efforts of companies beyond waste and recycling programs. The WMSS team helps hundreds of businesses across the United States and Canada realize their environmental goals by recommending business practices that reduce waste, save energy and provide a ‘next life’ for
August 21, 2015
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Community Comes Together to Help Young Child

Two weeks ago, five-month-old Nathan Whitehead was in critical condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. His health was failing as a result of an extremely rare liver disease that was progressing rapidly. Doctors told his parents, Christina and Robert, that their newborn would need a liver transplant. The Whiteheads were elated when they
August 18, 2015
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Sustainability Lesson at Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air

Business and first-class passengers on select American Airlines flights this summer will get an environmental education along with their extra legroom, courtesy of Waste Management Sustainability Services (WMSS). This August and September, the airline will run a promotional video about WMSS on entertainment devices in business and first-class cabins on its 777 and 757
August 11, 2015
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Back to School’s “Three R’s”: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

As nearly 50 million students head back to elementary and secondary school, and an additional 21 million students go back to college, Waste Management encourages parents, students and educators to think about ways to make this school year a lesson in sustainability. Tips for Students and Parents Reduce trash created by disposable bags, sandwich
August 7, 2015
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Barge Delivers Tons of Marine Debris to Seattle

After weeks of picking up marine debris along the Alaskan and Canadian shoreline, the 300-foot-long barge Dioskouroi arrived at its final destination, Seattle, on August 6. Waste Management was among many partners, including government entities, nonprofits and businesses, involved in the large-scale cleanup effort to package and relocate the materials to Seattle for possible
July 24, 2015
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Removing Marine Debris from Alaska’s Shoreline

In March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, causing a 30-foot tsunami, which claimed at least 16,000 lives and left thousands missing or injured. The area’s coastal communities and infrastructure was destroyed, resulting in about 5 million tons of debris from those communities entering the Pacific Ocean. Four years
July 9, 2015
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Turning Leftovers into Energy

Imagine that you’re eating lunch at your favorite restaurant, but unable to finish the food you ordered. You opt not to take the leftovers home (who has room in the fridge anyway?) so the waiter takes the food back to the kitchen. Now, rather than throw out the food to go to a landfill,
June 26, 2015
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‘Going Green’ this Fourth of July and Summer Season

As family and friends gather this summer for barbecues, picnics and parties, there will be plenty of memories being made and waste being produced. Each year Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. WM wants to encourage consumers to keep a few safety and
June 19, 2015
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Summer Safety around Collection Trucks

Summer break is here, which means more children are outside playing in their neighborhood. Since June is National Safety Month, we want to encourage summer safety around waste and recycling collection trucks. Children are naturally fascinated by waste and recycling trucks, and how they work, but it is important to keep a safe distance