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Creating A Balanced Future

December 20, 2018
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‘Tis the Season to Think Green

The holiday season is in full swing, and accompanied with a whirlwind of activity – from gift buying to wrapping gifts to parties to clean-up – all of which creates extra items for your waste and recycling containers. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash
November 15, 2018
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Free your Recyclables on America Recycles Day

Annually on November 15, organizations and communities from coast to coast celebrate America Recycles Day. At the heart of this special day is a commitment to take care of our planet’s resources for generations to come through recycling. Recyclers have good intentions and Waste Management wants to ensure their efforts are the most effective.
November 2, 2018
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Billy & Teddy’s Excellent Recycling Adventures

With the world facing challenges in the recycling markets, and Waste Management doing its part in The Battle Against Contamination, there is a continuous need to get the message out about what everyone can do to Recycle Often. Recycle Right.SM That’s where Billy & Teddy, whose videos you may have seen across Waste Management’s
August 8, 2018
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A Green Back to School Season

As millions prepare to head back to school, Waste Management is offering parents, students and educators practical tips to make this school year more sustainable by reducing, reusing and recycling right, both in and out of the classroom. Back to school season is the perfect time to incorporate eco-friendly practices into our daily routine
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