Yearly Archives: 2016

Apr 22

The World’s Trash Crisis, and Why Many Americans Are Oblivious

An article in the Los Angeles Times talks about pay-as-you-throw and the trash crisis, and interviews WasteZero President Mark Dancy: “When you charge for something, people use less of it, and in this case it’s less trash.”

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: Bay State Garbage Could Fill Fenway Park 75 Times a Year

In a special episode dedicated entirely to the solid waste crisis, the Boston-based television news magazine Chronicle looks at what some Massachusetts cities and towns are doing to cut their trash, including adopting pay-as-you-throw.

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: Clean Your Plate, But Save Those Scraps

The second segment in the trash episode of Chronicle on WCVB TV Boston looks at the potential of household organics collection for waste reduction.

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Apr 7

Chronicle Trash Talk: The Landfill is Filling Up

The third segment of the garbage episode of WCVB TV Boston’s Chronicle looks at the environmental and financial risks of landfills and waste incinerators.

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Mar 7

Brewer, Maine, Official Says Pay-as-You-Throw Program has Saved $370,000 in Five Years

Solid waste tonnage decreased by exactly 50%, and the recycling rate increased nearly six-fold.

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Feb 29

Brewer, Maine, Reaches Fifth Anniversary of Pay-as-You-Throw Program, Marks $370,000 in Savings

The city’s recycling rate has increased from 5% before pay-as-you-throw to 29% today.

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Feb 26

How to Turn Down the Volume of Trash

A Q&A on the mechanics and benefits of pay-as-you-throw with WasteZero’s Joshua Kolling-Perin in the Salisbury (N.C.) Post.

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Feb 26

WasteZero’s Campbell Talks Trash at Center for the Environment

The Salisbury (N.C.) Post covers a presentation by WasteZero Chairman John Campbell at the Catawba College Center for the Environment.

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Feb 22

Gold in the Garbage: How Recycling Rates Could Be a Lot Higher

Pay-as-you-throw “may be about as close to a magic bullet as local-government leaders can get,” the president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance writes in a Governing magazine column.

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Jan 20

WasteZero Recertified as a B Corp

Company earns “B Impact Assessment” score of 96, significantly higher than the median score of 80.

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