Quarterly Newsletter        July 2014  
Recycle Tip:
Managing E-waste 
Repurpose equipment for other needs or reassign to employees using dated machines.
Donate usable equipment to charities or schools for a longer life span.  Be sure to completely remove all proprietary and sensitive information on computers or smart phones.
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2013 EEC Survey: California Leads Nation in Recycling Efforts; Waste Per Capita Decreases 


The Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University recently released a report that shows recycling rates in the U.S. have increased by 21 percent to 2.66 million tons between 2008 and 2011. The 2013 EEC survey shows that the recycling of materials in the MSW stream increased by 18.5 million tons and recyclable materials sent to landfills decreased by 23 million tons. 

A significant analysis from the reports states that if all the MSW sent to landfills had been diverted to WTE power plants, it could create adequate energy for 13.8 million households, which is almost 12 percent of the U.S. total. Subsequently, if the steam turbine exhaust of the WTE plants were repurposed 9.8 million homes in the U.S. could be provided with heat from their efforts.

Californians have worked hard to divert waste from landfills as the study found that the state led the nation with 27.7 million tons of MSW being recycled, with plastics representing 0.84 million tons.

View the full report here.

The Numbers Behind Recycling
  • Every ton of paper recycled a year saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water.       
  • Recycling one ton of glass saves the equivalent of 10 gallons of oil.   
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours.       
  • The recycling of one glass container saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours.          
  • For every pound of steel recycled, it can save enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for 24 hours.         
  • Every ton of paper recycled can save up to 4,200 kilowatt hours of energy.

Source: Californians Against Waste | www.cawrecycles.org


Waste 360 Defines 8 Waste & Recycling Trends in 2014
The popular industry e-newsletter Waste360 has identified the trends that are taking shape in the waste and recycling industry. Below are the top eight that issues that are continuing to make an impact.  
1. CNG  Continues to Expand
2. New York City's Aggressive Waste Agenda
3. Dealing with Coal Ash
4. Producer Responsibility Laws Gain Ground
5. Financial Performance Brightens
6. Continued M&A's
7. States Embrace Recycling Goals
8. Anaerobic Digestion.