Florida Legislature Passes Important Legislation to Protect Waste and Recycling Workers

Slow Down to Get Around Laws Now in Place in Multiple States
Press Release

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) applauds Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing into law legislation aimed at preventing road accidents and fatalities involving waste and recycling workers and vehicles caused by careless drivers.

House Bill 7005, an omnibus transportation bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Miami) and signed Friday by Gov. Scott, includes a section that added sanitation and utility vehicles to the “Move Over Act.”

Waste and Recycling Trade Group Announces New Name, Brand

New Name Reflects Industry in Transition, Communicates Importance and Benefits of Waste Handling
Press Release

WASHINGTON, November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — The Washington, D.C.-based trade group that represents the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States announced today that it is adopting a new name—the National Waste & Recycling Association. It also unveiled a new logo and tagline (“Collect. Recycle. Innovate.”). The change will officially take place on Monday, Dec. 2.

Baxter's Fifteenth Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Innovative Programs and Sustainable Design

Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 15th annual Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company's progress creating social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

Introducing the National Waste & Recycling Association

We are now the National Waste & Recycling Association! The association representing the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and tagline.
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We are now the National Waste & Recycling Association!

The association representing the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States has changed its name and unveiled a new logo and tagline.

The name change follows the merger of Environmental Industry Associations and its sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association and the Waste Equipment Technology Association.

Bacardi Barrel Recycling Serves up a Greener Rum

Barrels turned into mulch for Puerto Rico gardens under company's Greener Spirits sustainability plan
Bacardi is ensuring green cocktails are always on the menu with an innovative scheme to recycle old barrels used in the rum brewing process.

The American white oak barrels used to give the spirit its particular flavour are used for about 20 years before they have to be retired.

myActions Platform Turning Engagement with Waste, Wildlife Initiatives Into Action


#ADayWithoutWaste, the new recycling awareness campaign from EKOCYCLE and Global Citizen, is calling on people to create lasting change to benefit the environment. Bindi Irwin is launching a new initiative to inspire and change the way kids approach wildlife conservation. These two and more are powered by the myActions platform — an online community and social tool that tracks the digital sharing of real world actions.

Recyclebank to Discuss Consumer Waste and Recycling Behavior at Cleantech Forum

Recyclebank joins Waste Management, ecoATM and other sustainability leaders on panel discussion
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Erika Diamond, vice president of community and product solutions, for Recyclebank®, the company that helps create a more sustainable future by educating and engaging people on steps toward living a greener lifestyle, and rewarding them for their sustainable actions with discounts and deals from more than 4,000 local businesses and national brands, will participate in a panel titled, “A Consumer-Centric Approach to Waste

EDF Fellowship Bringing Big Splash with Water Reduction


January 16, 2014

Author: James Gowen

Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) mission is to “preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.” It has worked to solve many prominent environmental issues that our Earth faces today. In partnering with and challenging businesses, EDF has created tools and resources to help companies such as Verizon shape its water and energy usage reduction programs.

Supply Chains Expand “Sustainability Sphere of Influence”


January 29, 2014

By Guest Contributor: Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs, Staples  

As a supplier, Staples shares Verizon’s vision and dedication to sustainability and is committed to lessen the environmental footprint within our collective integrated supply/value chains. We develop innovative sustainable business solutions to help our customers meet both their business and sustainability goals.  

One Man's Treasure...

There is magic in creating something useful from discarded objects

Like me you very likely received a mail with “OMG, check this out!!,” and clicked a link to watch a YouTube video of a Paraguayan man who together with his garbage collector friend builds instruments from trash, and coaches youngsters who live along the trash heaps how to play these instruments.  

Check out the video here


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