Columbia Ridge Landfill

Originally posted on The Trash Blog:
The trend in landfills is towards bigness. According to Richard Porter in The Economics of Waste, “At the start of the 1970s, there were 20,000 landfills in the United States, but by the end o the 1980s only 6,000, and by 1998 barely 2,000.” Small, municipally run landfills have…

Interview with Bob Gedert -Waste Reduction Guru

Bob Gedert has been in the sustainable materials management industry for over 40 years, and is a champion of waste reduction. While serving as Austin Resource Recovery department director, Mr. Gedert was responsible for a 400-employee operation that provided services to Austin citizens, including trash, recycling, yard trimmings collection, street sweeping, litter and dead animal … More Interview with Bob Gedert -Waste Reduction Guru

The Truth About Recycling

As the Boston-area economy booms, buildings go up, and people have more disposable income to spend. More goods are manufactured and services provided to meet consumers’ demand. Under our current economic system, waste is a natural byproduct of this economic growth, despite having environmental, social, and economic costs. To put it in perspective, in 2013, … More The Truth About Recycling

ReuseConex 2016 Recap

From October 17th – 19th, the ReuseConex international conference on reuse took place in Somerville, MA, hosted by Reuse Institute and MassDEP. Thanks to the creator and producer, MaryEllen Etienne, the conference brought together the world’s top sustainability professionals who spoke on the importance of the reuse and repair in today’s waste management practice.  For … More ReuseConex 2016 Recap