"This is a wake-up call," a University of Georgia researcher said, highlighting the need for new ideas on how to handle plastic trash.
by Jo Ling Kent, Jim Seida and James Rainey
A global crisis over what to do with millions of tons of discarded plastic and other trash is becoming even more difficult after China decided last year to stop importing much of the waste. In some cases, that means used paper and plastic containers that Americans intend to recycle are actually ending up in landfills, waste company managers say.
New Orleans was selected as the host city for World Environment Day. Community leaders and businesses, including Republic Services, came together for an educational summit followed by a traditional New Orleans Second Line Parade where groups then picked up recycling and garbage from the neighborhoods. Many members of Republic’s New Orleans team joined in the efforts!
Republic earned a top score of 100% and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertaining to LGBTQ workplace equality.
Are you a conscientious recycler, someone who scrubs their aluminum cans and glass containers before tossing them in the bin? Do you know the plastic recycling number codes by heart? Well, now a new rule by China might make some of these efforts moot.
Republic Services’ Las Vegas employees volunteered to help build student and community gardens as part of an initiative to install 12 gardens in one day. Republic volunteers had a great time working with the students and volunteers at Schofield Middle School and Gehring Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.
BATON ROUGE, La., May 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) announced recipients of its inaugural Diversity Star Award at its sold-out Diversity in Business luncheon. Civil Solutions Consulting Group received the award for the small business category, and Republic Services of Baton Rouge received the award for the large business category.
School will soon be out for the summer, which means more children will be outside playing in their neighborhoods. The National Safety Council has declared June to be National Safety Month, and it’s the perfect time to talk about summer safety around recycling and waste collection trucks.
Children are naturally fascinated by our trucks, and how they work, but it is important to keep a safe distance and use common sense around large vehicles —not just during the summer, but year-round.