Category Archives: In the News

Recycling Isn’t Broken, But It Does Need to Change

Brad KelleyIn Waste Today, Brad Kelley opines that recycling isn’t broken but now is the time to adapt it for viability in the future. He provides his observations and suggestions on how to improve recycling in the U.S. and potentially propel residential recycling rates to nearly 70%.

A Just Transition Deserves a Targeted Universalism Approach

Paige DavisIn Waste Today, Paige Davis discusses the targeted universalism equity-based policy framework that the EPA should consider as it finalizes its definition of disadvantaged communities determining which communities will be eligible to receive BIL waste and recycling grant funding.

Collaboration Cultivates Success for Food Waste Composting/Education Pilot Program

Ricky PhillipsIn Waste Today, Ricky Phillips talks about how the Prince William County Public School Division, in Virginia, developed a pilot program designed to divert and collect food waste from selected schools for compost processing off-site with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reshaping the U.S. Solid Waste Paradigm in the Era of Infrastructure Legislation

Paige DavisIs the U.S. ready to shift its solid waste paradigm to reach the new national recycling goal of 50% by 2030? In Waste Today, Paige Davis talks about the importance of pivoting towards a more sustainable system by integrating circular economy and zero-waste principles.

Harvey W. Gershman Scholarship

GBB is proud to share that the 2nd Annual Harvey W. Gershman $5,000 Scholarship has been announced through the Solid Waste Association of North America!

Steve Simmons Interviewed About Aviation Fuel from Waste

Steve SimmonsThere are the multiple projects underway to create sustainable aviation fuel from waste but will they be scalable and viable for the Circular Economy? GBB President Steve Simmons is among the industry experts interviewed as part of a insightful feature on the subject in a Waste Dive deep dive feature.

Chris Lund Interviewed About the EPA’s New PFAS Strategic Roadmap

Chris LundIn October 2021, the EPA unveiled its PFAS Strategic Roadmap aimed toward increasing investments in research and accelerating the cleanup of PFAS contamination. Interviewed by Waste Today, GBB Senior VP Chris Lund, P.E. outlines how the new strategy will affect the solid waste industry.

The Next Phase in the Climate Change Fight

Wyatt WilliamsIn his column in Waste Today Magazine, Wyatt Williams talks about GBB’s sustainable materials management hierarchy as part of the discussion on the need to minimize the use of landfills in favor of resource recovery facilities with a lower climate impact. 

Airports Face Holiday Travel Rush and Resulting Waste

Morgan TurnerManaging the waste generated at an airport is both a major challenge and an opportunity. In Waste Today Magazine, Morgan Turner discusses how travelers can play an important role in supporting airports’ waste diversion efforts.

A Need for Solid Waste Planners

Ashlea SmithThere is a need for qualified solid waste planners. There is also a solution to expand the pool of skilled solid waste management professionals. In Waste Today Magazine, Ashlea Smith discusses the importance to address this need and how to do so.

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