Removing Marine Debris from Alaska’s Shoreline

Removing Marine Debris from Alaska’s Shoreline

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Waste Management is part of a broad coalition of nonprofits, government entities and businesses working to clean up the debris and possibly recycle some of those materials. The project started in 2012, with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issuing an aerial coastline survey to determine the extent of the marine debris problem.

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Turning Leftovers into Energy

Turning Leftovers into Energy

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Imagine that you’re eating lunch at your favorite restaurant, but unable to finish the food you ordered. You opt not to take the leftovers home (who has room in the fridge anyway?) so the waiter takes the food back to the kitchen. Now, rather than throw out the food to go to a landfill, the waiter discards the scraps into a container to be picked up by Waste Management, taken to an organics processing plant and transformed into energy.

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‘Going Green’ this Fourth of July and Summer Season

‘Going Green’ this Fourth of July and Summer Season

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As family and friends gather this summer for barbecues, picnics and parties, there will be plenty of memories being made and waste being produced. Each year Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. WM wants to encourage consumers to keep a few safety and environmental tips in mind at summer festivities.

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Summer Safety around Collection Trucks

Summer Safety around Collection Trucks

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Summer break is here, which means more children are outside playing in their neighborhood. Since June is National Safety Month, we want to encourage summer safety around waste and recycling collection trucks. Children are naturally fascinated by waste and recycling trucks, and how they work, but it is important to keep a safe distance and use common sense around trucks—not just during the summer but also year-round.

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A Race to Zero Waste at IRONMAN

A Race to Zero Waste at IRONMAN

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With months of training behind them, and a grueling obstacle course in front of them, the hundreds of athletes who came to The Woodlands, Texas, this month to participate in the IRONMAN Triathlon were ready to meet the challenge of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run.

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