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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Sustainability Lesson at Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air

Sustainability Lesson at Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air

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Business and first-class passengers on select American Airlines flights this summer will get an environmental education along with their extra legroom, courtesy of Waste Management Sustainability Services (WMSS). This August and September, the airline will run a promotional video about WMSS on entertainment devices in business and first-class cabins on its 777 and 757 aircrafts worldwide.

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Back to School’s “Three R’s”: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Back to School’s “Three R’s”: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

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As nearly 50 million students head back to elementary and secondary school, and an additional 21 million students go back to college, Waste Management encourages parents, students and educators to think about ways to make this school year a lesson in sustainability.

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