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December 12, 2017
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Waste Management Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

Provides Updates on 2020 Sustainability Goals and Recycling HOUSTON – Dec. 13, 2017– Waste Management today released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides updated data to supplement the company’s full 2016 report, “Leading Change, Reinvigorating the Spirit of Environmental Stewardship.”  The report updates progress on the company’s 2020 Sustainability Goals, Key Performance Indicators and
November 2, 2017
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Glass Recycling: Breaking through with Local Solutions

Glass recycling can be a tricky business. Glass is highly abrasive on equipment, it can be difficult to separate cleanly in single-stream and its weight can drive up transportation costs. In some parts of the country, it’s been tough to make the economics of glass recycling work. But a success story is emerging in
October 26, 2017
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Waste Management Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Double-Digit Growth in Net Income and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activity Company Raises Full Year Earnings and Cash Flow Guidance HOUSTON — October 26, 2017— Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced financial results for its quarter ended September 30, 2017. Revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were $3.72 billion compared with
September 20, 2017
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Yesterday’s Trash, Today’s Electricity

Waste Management and MCE Bring New 3.9 Megawatt Renewable Energy Power Plant Online NOVATO, Calif. – Sept. 20, 2017 – MCE and Waste Management’s Redwood Landfill celebrated the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy plant that will generate enough renewable electricity to provide service to more than 5,000 MCE customers in Marin and Napa
December 14, 2016
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WM Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

As North America’s leading environmental solutions provider and largest residential recycler, Waste Management understands the need to put recycling on its best footing for the future—and we’re leading change to make that happen. “It’s time for recycling to evolve. We’ve started to see progress on this front, and steady progress is what we need—for
September 8, 2016
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Greening the Game: Sporting Events as Opportunities for Expanding Sustainability

By Michele Grossman, managing principal for Waste Management Sustainability Services Sporting events bring people together. Whether it’s the World Cup or Wimbledon, the Super Bowl or the Special Olympics, people gather—often traveling great distances—to root for their favorite teams and athletes, witness excellence, and enjoy the camaraderie of being with fellow fans. But any
August 4, 2016
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Local Landfills Provide Renewable Energy

Just outside Omaha, Nebraska, resides Waste Management’s Pheasant Point Landfill, where the company is using everyday waste to produce a form of renewable energy that provides enough electricity to power 4,400 homes. It’s one of more than 130 similar facilities Waste Management has in operation across North America. In total, these operations provide more
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,
April 11, 2016
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Recycle More? Or…Recycle Better?

Guest Blog by Susan Robinson, Senior Public Affairs Director for Waste Management The other day, two colleagues from the waste and recycling world asked me to help settle a dispute. These two very smart people—one with a Ph.D.—were debating the composition of a plastic microwave tray and how it might be recycled…or not. Should
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