Rethinking Energy Consumption

Rethinking Energy Consumption

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For most of us, the first thing that we do once we wake up is turn on the lights in the room, and then we begin the hurried movements of our morning routine. We may turn on the faucet to brush our teeth, the shower to bathe, coffee maker, and the radio or television to get the news and traffic report before heading out the door. We may not think about the energy that powers our everyday activities.

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‘Greenest Show on Grass’ Scores Zero Waste – Again

‘Greenest Show on Grass’ Scores Zero Waste – Again

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The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO), the world’s best-attended golf tournament, diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third straight year. According to the WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving zero waste validation, WM improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results amid a record 564,368 attendees.

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Fire Safety Prevention for Labor Day

Fire Safety Prevention for Labor Day

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In many neighborhoods, the smell of hot dogs and hamburger patties grilling on barbecue pits will be prevalent on Labor Day (or Labour Day in Canada) as families and friends gather to celebrate. This summertime ritual of backyard barbecues is a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones but can pose challenges to trash disposal. Just as the coals helped to get the fire started in a barbecue pit, they can also start a fire in trash containers or, once emptied into the back of a garbage truck, ignite the materials that surround them.

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Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters

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Waste Management’s Sustainability Services (WMSS) team continually looks for ways to advance the sustainable efforts of companies beyond waste and recycling programs. The WMSS team helps hundreds of businesses across the United States and Canada realize their environmental goals by recommending business practices that reduce waste, save energy and provide a ‘next life’ for products and resources.

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Community Comes Together to Help Young Child

Community Comes Together to Help Young Child

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Two weeks ago, five-month-old Nathan Whitehead was in critical condition at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. His health was failing as a result of an extremely rare liver disease that was progressing rapidly. Doctors told his parents, Christina and Robert, that their newborn would need a liver transplant. The Whiteheads were elated when they received the news that a donor was found and Nathan would receive a new liver. This good news was also welcomed by Robert’s colleagues at the Waste Management Laraway Landfill where he works as a laborer.

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