Environmental Protection

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  • Big Merger Announced in Solid Waste Field

    The two companies plan to merge in an all-stock transaction, with Waste Connections Inc. shareholders owning 70 percent of the combined company

    Texas-based Waste Connections, Inc. and Toronto-based Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. are merging in an all-stock transaction. The combined company will bear the Waste Connections name.

  • Report Plots Course to New Plastics Economy

    It envisions a global economy in which plastics never become waste. If this systemic change can't be realized, the potential damage will be severe -- given the projected growth in consumption and a business-as-usual scenario, by 2050 the world's oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish by weight.

  • Safety-Kleen Environmental Raising Rates for Handling Used Oils

    "We are again taking the necessary steps to address the continuing rapid decline in crude oil indices and base oil pricing. These adverse energy market dynamics are decreasing the values of our re-refined products and byproducts, as well as our recycled fuel oil," said Safety-Kleen Environmental Executive Vice President Kevin Hayden.

  • Don't Overlook the Carton

    Most U.S. adults expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase recycling of their packages.

    For 2016, we are excited about the outlook of carton recycling. As much progress as we've made thus far, we are always looking forward to more.

  • UK Court Fines Recycling Firm After Amputation

    A worker was seriously injured when his arm became trapped in a conveyor belt he was maintaining.

  • Louisiana Utility Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

    Cleco Corp. will pay customers $50 to have outdated, working refrigerators and freezers picked up at their homes and hauled away to be recycled.

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