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Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, April 12th, 2019
We all know that reducing, recycling, and reusing are the right things to do, especially in the business world, but when you're trying to balance a budget, market your brand, and build your team, it can be impossible to find time to look at how your business handles waste management. Yet, there are so many benefits to responsible waste management. (more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Waste management includes all of the processes and activities that involve handling waste materials. How your business collects, transports, recycles, and disposes of its waste may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, but waste management is more impactful than most people think. (more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

For many years, China grew to become the world’s largest importer of recyclable materials. The rise of single-stream recycling in the U.S., which saves Americans the headache of sorting their recyclables, passed the headache on to Chinese processors. As a result, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment cited environmental damage caused by "dirty wastes or even hazardous wastes" mixed in with solid waste that can be recycled into raw materials. The country has now placed strict standards for what it will and will not accept from other countries. In one fell swoop, China essentially changed the entire world market.

Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, January 11th, 2019

Recently, the U.S. federal government has shut down, leaving national parks open, but largely unmanned. Beginning on December 21, trashcans and toilets in our nation’s national park have been overflowing and trespassing has been reported.

The issues have become so bad, that the Department of the Interior announced that they would dip into funds collected from entrance fees to pay for trash clean up, restroom maintenance, and additional law enforcement patrols. However, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) responded that using entrance fees would divert badly needed funds from the park service’s massive $11 billion maintenance backlog. In addition, only 117 of the more than 400 national parks collect fees. This means that hundreds of parks will have to compete for funds. The NPCA has not responded on how much funding will go to each park.


Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

California has recently become the first state to ban plastic straws in restaurants. Beginning in 2019, customers will have to ask for straws if they want them. They will no longer be offered without asking.Other places, such as Seattle, have also joined this movement. In July, Seattle became the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils.Even some big corporations, like Starbucks, Aramark, and American Airlines, are making the move to ban plastic straws.


Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Monday, December 10th, 2018

Cargo ships transport about 90 percent of the world’s consumer goods. At any given time, 5 to 6 million shipping containers are crossing the oceans, each stuffed with a variety of items. Many of these items are, at least partly, made of plastic or wrapped in plastic packaging. Unfortunately, data from The World Shipping Council shows that the shipping industry loses 10,000 containers a year at sea.


Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Thursday, December 6th, 2018

When it comes to the bottom line, saving money is a top priority for businesses. Saving money on services and products allows a business to have a higher profit range, giving the business more opportunities to invest in the company’s success. One simple way to save money is to change how you look at waste management.

Any trash or recyclables your business produces is considered waste. Although waste removal might seem like it would have a fixed rate, businesses can actually save money by using a waste management broker and consultant. A waste management broker and consultant can look at your waste products and come up with a plan to help reduce the amount, including such strategies as using a compactor or baler.

Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, November 30th, 2018
Everyone knows that recycling is an easy way to help keep the planet clean. When in doubt, many people will just drop an item in the recycling bin rather than the trash can. However, even those who have the best of intentions with recycling can actually be contributing to more garbage to piling up in landfills. (more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, November 16th, 2018
Some changes are being made in Washington following the recent midterm elections. Namely, the Democrats recaptured control of the House of Representatives, while the Republicans strengthened control of the Senate. This switch of control in the House means that there will be changes in committee chairmanships, including the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Both members of the House Recycling Caucus and the new House Food Waste Caucus won re-election, so there will be no changes there. (more…)
Posted by Global Trash Solutions on Friday, September 28th, 2018
Public Recycling Centers have been disappearing across the country. In some states, such as California where residents pay a five to ten cent deposit on beverage containers, this issue is even bigger because residents are having a hard time recycling. When consumers recycle these items, they are refunded the deposit. If there is nowhere to recycle them, they are left paying to throw the item out. This program, in California and nine other states, was designed to encourage people to recycle. However, within the last year, 350 recycling centers have closed in California alone. (more…)