environmental sustainability

Making History – Cities Help Lead Great Strides Made in Recycling and Reuse | SCS Engineers

March 15, 2022

SCS Engineers Environmental Consulting and Contracting

 

Recycling and reuse started in 1987 and continues today with cities embracing public-private partnerships with their recycling processors. They recognize the vital and interrelated role of both the public and private sectors in recovering recyclables. In the U.S., manufacturing and end-use markets are seeing more demand for recyclable materi­als. Companies are held accountable for misleading advertising instead of changing packaging or labeling how to recycle clearly.

Through leadership, innovation, and strate­gic planning, cities continue to help lead the way on recycling to achieve landfill diversion and provide for more environmental­ly and financially sustainable solid waste management systems for the next 30 years.

Read more from the authors of this up-lifting article, The Journey of Recycling, in the March edition of APWA.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

Sustainable Solid Waste Management in America’s Heartland – City of Lincoln Getting Great Results

March 8, 2022

 

The City of Lincoln’s Trans­portation and Utilities (LTU) Department/Solid Waste Man­agement Division manages all solid waste generated within its service area to protect the public’s health, safety, welfare, and environment. They do so cost-effectively and in compliance with its solid waste management plan, Solid Waste Plan 2040. The plan, updated in 2020 through a process facilitated by SCS Engineers, produces remarkably good results.

The City undertook a comprehensive residential and commer­cial recycling communication, education, engagement, and behavior change initiative.

Read more about Lincoln’s success and see results in this APWA article (March 2022 edition).

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am