10 Things You Need to Know For the Waste & Recycling Industry Today

A program in Elmhurst, Calif., will convert food waste to energy. Plans for a waste transfer station in Georgia get scrapped. A Zero Waste community is being planned in Minnesota. These are all among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry.

1. South Florida plant turning waste to cement “Garbage is starting to help pave our roads and support our buildings. A cement company based in Deerfield Beach, Titan America, has begun turning selected waste, such as car bumpers and scrap cardboard, into construction material. The refuse replaces coal used in cement-making at the company’s plant in Medley, the largest cement factory in South Florida.” (Sun Sentinel)

2. What Can We Learn From Pictures of People and Their Trash? “A new photo project called ‘Waste in Focus’ aims to raise awareness about the giant-landfill-sized issue of waste in the United States.” (Smithsonianmag.com)

3. Lawsuit alleges landfill radiation has spread “There are new allegations in a federal lawsuit that radioactivity has spread beyond the confines of the West Lake Landfill and into surrounding neighborhoods.” (KSDK.com)

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