The WM Phoenix Open is a zero waste tournament with a balanced carbon and water operational footprint. The use of energy, materials, and water all contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that are harming our planet. The WM Phoenix Open is committed to minimizing all environmental impacts from tournament activities and always working for a sustainable tomorrow
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Spurred by market challenges, the Hill has seen a historic influx of big bills. Keep up on all the latest developments with our legislative tracker.
In 2003, Sims Metal Management, through Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR), expanded into curbside recycling in the United States. SMR has since become a cornerstone of New York City’s recycling system, processing and marketing approximately 500,000 tons of plastic, glass, metal and paper that New Yorkers put into recycling bins each year. SIm’s has tours available of its recycling center.
Poor recycling habits cost US municipalities $3.2 Billion annually. What are the common challenges local governments are facing? How can you change the narrative in your municipality? Education is critical in countering this problem.
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While many of the largest companies have been releasing sustainability reports for years, 2019 marked a potential turning point in the level of detail and acknowledgment for this looming issue.
Recycling in the United States is broken. For years, we relied heavily on recycling operations in China to take our waste. But that came to an end in 2018, when Beijing barred the import of recycling materials. The result is a waste crisis that has caused at least dozens of municipalities to cancel curbside recycling programs, with many more implementing partial cuts. Huge amounts of recyclables are now going to landfills.
Poor recycling habits cost US municipalities $3.2 Billion annually. What are the common challenges local governments are facing?