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Creating A Balanced Future

May 10, 2016
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How Do Low Oil Prices Affect Recycling?

By Brent Bell, vice president of recycling operations for Waste Management For consumers filling their gas tanks at the pumps, low oil prices are a boon: a way to save money and travel farther on a gallon. Lower oil and energy prices also help many businesses, especially those in energy-intensive manufacturing industries. For recyclers,
March 3, 2014
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Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed the importance of diversifying our country’s transportation fuels in order to improve our national and economic security. At Waste Management, we’re doing our part. Four years ago, our entire fleet of about 18,000 heavy-duty collection trucks (the largest fleet of this type of heavy-duty truck in
February 28, 2014
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Making Energy Security a National Goal (Part 1)

In this two-part blog series, we explore the efforts Waste Management and others are taking to make energy security a national goal. For seven years, I have served as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to reduce America’s dependence