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Creating A Balanced Future

April 24, 2018
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The Dangers of “Wishcycling”

By Susan Robinson, Director of Public Affairs for Waste Management As the impacts of China’s new import policies to reduce trash in the recyclables begin to impact our collection programs, you may be seeing a lot more articles about the health of recycling, both locally and across the globe. In many cases, these articles
April 3, 2018
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The Battle Against Recycling Contamination is Everyone’s Battle

By Brent Bell, Vice President of Recycling Operations for Waste Management For all the years I’ve worked in the recycling business for Waste Management, I can tell you that the global challenges our industry is facing these days are without precedent. Simply put, many of the items we all want to recycle are getting
February 28, 2018
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Zero Waste Challenge: Home Edition

Since 2013, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has strived to achieve zero waste, meaning everything used throughout the weeklong event (from food and drinks to building materials and signage) is either reused, recycled, composted, donated or used to create energy. You can read more about that here. For us, achieving zero waste at an
January 9, 2018
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What is Zero Waste?

Most people probably don’t think too much about the trash they throw away. After all, we’re all so busy with work and family and scrolling through Facebook that it’s easy to overlook the food and packaging and water bottles we go through on any given day. But while most may not think too much