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Striving Is Not Comfortable; It’s Where We Are

Ashlea Smith SabetiAfter attending WasteExpo, GBB Senior Consultant Ashlea Smith Sabeti reflects on how the industry is striving hard, with numerous challenges. While this is certainly not a comfortable situation, we are better equipped and empowered than ever to develop sustainable solutions.

The Life Cycle of PFAS

Steven Schilling, P.E.Until PFAS are completely removed from manufacturing processes, PFAS-containing products are disposed of through the sewer or the landfill. In Waste Today, GBB Senior Project Manager Steven Schilling discusses published studies, the fate of PFAS in landfills and his hopes going forward.

Fast Fashion: Waste and Recycling in the Fashion Industry

Morgan McCarthyIn Waste Today, GBB Project Manager Morgan McCarthy discusses the shift toward Circular Fashion, provides tips to help make more sustainable choices, and discusses innovative postconsumer textile recycling processes.

AI’s Potential to Revolutionize the Waste Management Industry

Jennifer PorterIn Waste Today, GBB Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Porter offers some insight into how artificial intelligence is dramatically transforming material sorting, collection and worker safety.

Manufacturing in the Circular Economy

Brandie TownsendRecycling processors and product manufacturers play a crucial role in shaping a sustainable future. In Waste Today, GBB Senior Consultant Brandie Townsend discusses how they can collaborate with four effective practices to increase diversion.

Food Waste Diversion Projects Empowered by the Inflation Reduction Act

Eugenia ManwelyanThe Inflation Reduction Act has created new opportunities to reduce emissions and advance food waste diversion. In Waste Today, GBB Project Manager Eugenia Manwelyan discusses how it plays an essential role in food waste landfill diversion projects.

Bulky Waste – Challenges and Solutions

Theresa EvansBulky waste collection and disposal is challenging but it is possible to successfully handle it through thoughtful planning, to benefit local communities and the environment. In Waste Today, GBB Senior Consultant Theresa Evans discusses those challenges and presents several solutions to address them.

Commentary on the National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution as it Relates to Traditionally Marginalized Groups in the US

Paige DavisRicky PhillipsThe EPA recently published its Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution. In Waste Today, Ricky Phillips and Paige Davis comment on the strategy as it relates to traditionally marginalized groups and provide areas to focus on to make the dream of an equitable plastic management strategy a reality.

Online, Phone and In-person Surveys: A, B, C or All the Above?

Ashlea SmithIn Waste Today, GBB Senior Consultant Ashlea Smith Sabeti breaks down best practices for conducting surveys, a key strategic tool to soliciting feedback on their solid waste management and recycling programs.

LFG Recovery: A Road Map to Success

Chris Lund, PEIn Waste Today, GBB Senior Vice President Chris Lund, PE, discusses several key factors that must be considered when setting up and maintaining a LFG recovery system for environmental and economic success.