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Waste360 NothingWasted! Podcast

By Waste360 NothingWasted!
Waste360 chats with the rockstars of the waste, recycling and organics industry. Get a glimpse on the latest news and insights and the people behind this amazing industry. Plus, get a the behind-the-scenes listen on how we pull off a successful WasteExpo every year. Trust us, it won't be a waste of your time.
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Servant Leadership: How to Build a Strong Culture in Your Organization
Listen to this NothingWasted! Podcast, where we bring you a popular WasteExpo session. You will learn the main concepts of servant leadership: sharing power and putting the needs of others first. Aaron Bradley, regional vice president, Waste Connections, and Mike Schwalbach, president, Sierra Container Group, addressed what a servant-leadership culture means for a company and the benefits they see within their organizations and communities. #NothingWastedPodcast If you are a fan of the show, be sure to leave us a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts! Connect with us! Instagram: @WasteExpo Twitter: @Waste360 OR @Waste_Expo Facebook: @Waste360's WasteExpo   Liz Bothwell on Twitter: @LizBothwell   Subscribe to our newsletters:
June 20, 2022
Turning Coffee Waste into Carbon Neutral Energy Drinks
Listen to Paul Evers, CEO & Co-Founder of Riff, as he shares his smart insights on the triple bottom line, the importance of having diverse advisors, and more. Riff is is on a mission to explore and celebrate 100% of the coffee plant’s agricultural value. Use code "waste360" for 25% off Riff products! If you are a fan of the show, be sure to leave us a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts! Connect with us! Instagram: @WasteExpo Twitter: @Waste360 OR @Waste_Expo Facebook: @Waste360's WasteExpo   Liz Bothwell on Twitter: @LizBothwell   Subscribe to our newsletters:
June 13, 2022
One-on-One Chat with Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO, Republic Services
During this fireside chat, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark and National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith will discuss leadership; labor; diversity, equity and inclusion; safety; industry challenges; and more. Vander Ark, who joined Republic Services in 2013 as executive vice president, chief marketing officer, was named president and CEO of the company in June 2021. Join us as Vander Ark discusses his rise to CEO, his strategy for sustainably handling customers’ environmental services needs, where we currently stand as an industry and what may be in store for the industry in the future. Connect with us! Instagram: @WasteExpo Twitter: @Waste360 OR @Waste_Expo Facebook: @Waste360's WasteExpo Liz Bothwell on Twitter: @LizBothwell Subscribe to our newsletters:
June 06, 2022
Rising Leaders Talk Trash
In this episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you insights from some of our Waste360 40 Under 40 winners. You will learn from Will D. Goode, COO, Goode Companies of Florida; Terrill Haigler, CEO YaFavTrashman, LLC; Ryan Melsert, CEO/CTO, American Battery Technology Company; and Georgia Sherwin, communications and strategy director, Closed Loop Partners. These rising leaders shared their perspectives on where the waste industry is headed; how we can tackle some of the biggest challenges; the role of technology, social justice, and more.
May 23, 2022
Let’s Talk Plastic
Listen as Charlotte Dreizen, a recycling-and-sustainable-pro, shares her smart insights on what to do with plastic caps and bottles with different types of labels, to clamshell packaging, HDPE and so much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 18, 2022
Digging into Compostable Packaging With Kate Flynn of Sun & Swell Foods
In this episode of the NothingWasted! podcast, we chat with Kate Flynn, co-founder and CEO of Sun & Swell Foods. Her company offers organic, plant-based health foods in compostable packaging, shipped directly to customers. We spoke with Flynn about gaps in the composting infrastructure, consumer attitudes about compostable packaging, and more.
April 11, 2022
Ya Fav Trashman Humanizes Sanitation Workers
Meet Terrill Haigler, who until last month served as a sanitation worker for The City of Philadelphia’s Sanitation Division, which collects waste and recycling from 540,000+ households. During his stint at the Sanitation Division, Terrill launched his Instagram account “Ya Fav Trashman,” which now has nearly 24,000 followers. Listen as Terrill talks about how his humble social media presence has turned into an amazing grassroots platform to advocate for sanitation workers, the power of civic engagement, and more. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
April 04, 2022
How the DOE Is Finding Energy & Value in Plastics
In this week’s episode of NothingWasted!, we chat with Dr. Jay Fitzgerald, Chief Scientist from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies office. We spoke with him about his work on new and innovative plastics, tackling the top challenges of single-use plastics and more.
March 28, 2022
Heavy Equipment in Waste & Recycling – Investment, Maintenance & Safety
A new recycling contract or approval of a landfill expansion are always welcome news, but how is the business supposed to handle the additional volumes? The key to any successful operation in the waste industry is reliable heavy equipment to load, push, compact or cover the material the operation needs to handle. It is expected to be available every day to operate long shifts in an extremely tough environment. How do you ensure that the investment being made is the correct one, at the correct price, can you garner the talent to keep it running and how do you keep your employees and customers safe? We’ll discuss acquiring the right asset for the application, using available tools to keep it running and available for operations and how to maintain a safety culture to benefit your people and your customers. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
March 21, 2022
How ESG, Emerging Pollutants and New Regulations are Changing the Face of Landfill Design and Operation
In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you the dynamic keynote from the Global Waste Management Symposium, “How ESG, Emerging Pollutants and New Regulations are Changing the Face of Landfill Design and Operation.” You will get a deep dive into these topics with James Little, executive vice president - engineering and disposal, at Waste Connections.
March 14, 2022
Outlook of Recycling
In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you a dynamic session from Waste360’s Business Leadership Forum, “The Outlook for Recycling.” It features speakers Jason Haus, CEO of Dem Con Companies; Alan Handley, Chief Executive Officer of Lakeshore Recycling Services; and Will Herzog, Western Regional Sales Manager of Machinex Technology–in conversation with moderator John Shegerian, Executive Chairman, Electronic Recyclers.
March 07, 2022
Practical Justice: Preparing to Comply with N.J.’s Environmental Justice Law
Listen to Matt Karmel, attorney at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, as he discusses how Waste Management and other leaders of the waste industry are preparing to meet the requirements of the law. How will the new law impact operation, development, and acquisition of waste infrastructure? What will the impact of environmental justice be on the waste industry more generally going forward?
February 28, 2022
The Science of Sustainability
Listen to Bryan Staley, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), talk about back-handed comments like ‘what does it matter if I recycle it all winds up mixed together’ or ‘what I do won’t have a large impact’. When we take the time to look at the science of something, typically defined through measurement, our efforts become tangible. Staley assesses that effect through discussion that includes formal Life Cycle Assessment framework (LCA). Not everything is created equal; walk through tangible samples of product analyses. Hear about what being done today and what the future holds.
February 21, 2022
Unpacking Recycling with Charlotte
In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, you will get a taste of our new series called “Unpacking Recycling with Charlotte.” In this series, recycling-and-sustainable-pro Charlotte Dreizen will answer a wide array of listeners’ recycling-related questions. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
February 14, 2022
Talking about the Evolving Nature of Recycling with ISRI
Listen to Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), as she shares her smart insights on developing the next generation of recyclers, the role of the recycling industry in environmental justice, the importance of engaging with brands, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
February 07, 2022
Delivering Hope through Sustainable Packaging
Listen to our latest #NothingWastedPodcast, as we bring you a thought-provoking session from WasteExpo. You will hear from Cory Connors, Sustainable Packaging Consultant at Lindberg Orora and Jonathan Quinn, Director of Market Development & Sustainability at Pregis, share their smart insights on the latest thinking and trends in sustainable packaging. The discussion covered the role of innovations like blockchain and waste-to-crude in developing sustainable packaging; how Uber-style recycling companies are picking up the slack of local municipalities; why it's a good idea not to shift packaging-related responsibilities to the consumer, and more.
January 31, 2022
National Food Recovery Evolution: MealConnect and Feeding America
Listen we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo Together Online 2021, “National Food Recovery Evolution: MealConnect and Feeding America.” This session features speakers Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology, and Nathan Crone, Senior Account Manager of Agri Sourcing Partnerships, both at Feeding America—the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. Block set the stage by talking about Feeding America’s engagement in the issues of hunger and food waste. He noted that these are urgent threats, particularly with over $218 billion worth of food being thrown away each year. He also pointed out that 275 U.S. counties have food insecurity rates over 20%. The Feeding America approach and process relies on a wide array of food donors, its network of more than 200 certified member food banks, and the agencies that utilize the food in helping to feed the 37 million hungry Americans. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
January 24, 2022
How ESG, Emerging Pollutants & New Regulations are Changing the Face of Landfills
Listen to Jim Little, EVP of Engineering & Disposal, at Waste Connections (and speaker at this year’s Global Waste Management Symposium!), as he shares his smart insights on ESG, industry trends, advice for young people in the industry and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
January 17, 2022
Setting the Stage for Sustainability in the Waste Industry
Listen to a dynamic session from Sustainability Talks 2021 featuring speaker Susan Robinson, senior director of sustainability and policy at Waste Management. As Robinson notes, “What Waste Management does is very visible. We should expect to be in the spotlight, and we should be prepared.” To that end, she shared some thoughts with the audience on how they can do the same, when it comes to sustainability. #NothingWastedPodcast
January 10, 2022
Nuggets of Wisdom from Our Top 9 Podcast Guests of 2021
As always, we are grateful for the resilience our industry has shown in 2021. Over the year, we talked with some of the top waste, recycling and sustainability experts on the Waste360 NothingWasted! Podcast.  Listen to some wisdom from our top 9 of our most popular episodes throughout the year. Top 2021 Podcast Guests: Michael E. Hoffman, managing director and group head of diversified industrials, Stifel Financial Corp Bill Caesar, operating partner at Generate Capital Worthing Jackman, president & CEO of Waste Connections John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables Tara Hemmer, SVP & chief sustainability officer, at Waste Management (WM) Steve Alexander, president of The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) Erin Simon, head of Plastic Waste + Business at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Daniel Silverstein, designer and owner of Zero Waste Daniel Reyna Bryan, president of RCD Packaging Innovation Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
January 03, 2022
The Road from Collections to Sustainability
Listen as Ty Rhoad, Regional Director Americas, at TOMRA Recycling, shares his insights on the state of recycling infrastructure in the U.S., the role of sorting technology in reducing CO2 emissions and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
December 13, 2021
Building Reuse at Scale
Listen as Meagan Knowlton, Director of Sustainability at Optoro, shares her smart insights on leveraging AI to fuel reuse, building sustainable systems to help brands make smart decisions, why finding an item’s next best home is critical, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
December 06, 2021
Food Waste Solutions Come in Small Packages
Listen to Aidan Mouat, CEO of Hazel Technologies, as he shares his smart insights on leveraging biochemistry to help tackle food waste, the importance of working within existing systems, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
November 29, 2021
A Community Approach to Food Waste & Recovery
Listen to Rick Nahmias, Founder & CEO, Food Forward, share his smart insights on the power of rescued produce, embracing a business model that values sharing, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
November 22, 2021
Stop the Waste and Close the Loop with Dow
Listen to Julie Zaniewski, director of sustainability at Dow, as she talks about the power of partnerships, rigid vs. flexible packaging, how to drive a circular economy and more. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
November 15, 2021
Does Waste-to-Energy Have a Future in the US?
This session from WasteExpo Together Online looks at the future of waste to energy, the advancements to come and the shifting socioeconomic relationship of our industry. Derek Veenhof, executive vice president and COO, Covanta, speaks about how a modern process that utilizes advanced technology to divert waste from landfills, reduce climate-altering greenhouse gases and generate renewable energy to power communities and businesses.  Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
November 08, 2021
How Does Your Program Measure Up - Utilizing Data to Negotiate Your Next MRF Contract
In our latest episode of NothingWasted!, we bring you a dynamic session from WasteExpo Together Online, “How Does Your Program Measure Up? Utilizing Data to Negotiate Your Next MRF Contract.” You will hear from speaker Keysha Burton, community programs manager at The Recycling Partnership (TRP). She presented the work the organization has done on “Building Good MRF Contracts,” with a focus on its Guide to Community MRF Contracts. Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
November 01, 2021
Waste & Recycling Is Good Business
Listen to Joe Ursuy, SVP & Department Manager - Environmental Services, at Comerica Bank, as he shares his insights on the state of M&A in waste and recycling, top concerns and trends in the industry, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
October 25, 2021
A Chat with WM’s First Chief Sustainability Officer (Tara Hemmer)
Listen to Tara Hemmer, SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, at Waste Management (WM), as she shares her smart insights on moving sustainability forward to benefit stakeholders, capturing and creating markets for recycled materials, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
October 18, 2021
Where Customer Experience Meets Sustainability with Intel
Listen as Melissa Gregg, Chief Technologist, User Experience & Sustainability at Intel, shares her smart insights on a “reuse design experience,” Intel’s corporate responsibility goals for the next decade, the e-waste landscape, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Like this episode? Make sure to leave it a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and hit subscribe, so you never miss when a new episode drops!
October 11, 2021
The Google of Garbage – Creating an Ecosystem That Drives Change
Listen to Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO of TerraCycle (and a Waste360 40 Under 40 award-winner in 2019!) as he shares his smart insights on the challenges related to disposability, creating new value around waste, recent and future growth for TerraCycle, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
October 04, 2021
Unboxing Kimberly Clark’s RightCycle Program
Listen to Mayur Valanju, VP of Product Development and Innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP), share his smart insights on KCP’s innovative RightCycle program that makes new products out of used PPE, how to keep sustainability at the forefront, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 27, 2021
Herman Miller’s Iconic Chair Gets an Ocean Plastics Makeover
Hear Gabe and Dune’s smart insights on the power of corporate commitments related to ocean-bound plastics, the social impact of these commitments, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 20, 2021
What to Expect at WasteExpo Together Online
Listen to hear what you should expect when you attend WasteExpo Together Online. From industry experts talking about everything from the science of sustainability and the MRF of the future – to the changing landscape of equipment and whether waste-to-energy has a future in the U.S, it is an online event that you don't want to miss. HURRY though--it starts Monday, September 13! Register at WasteExpo Together Online here.
September 12, 2021
Maintenance Best Practices for Keeping Your Fleet On The Road
Maintaining a safe and efficient fleet is crucial to any waste company’s operations, and the key to doing just that is routine maintenance. By following best practices such as pre- and post-route inspections, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance, you can minimize costs, maximize uptime and identify potential faults or failures. Hear what steps you need to take to keep your fleet up and running, how you can prevent unscheduled downtime, how you can save on maintenance and repair costs, why you should plan for maintenance in advance and more.
August 30, 2021
Rethinking Your Safety Program
The importance of safety culture in an industry that is in the top 10 most dangerous occupations is everything. Strong safety programs can help reduce industry fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and possibly help remove the industry from the top 10 list. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) 2019 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, refuse and recyclable material collectors dropped to become the sixth deadliest occupation, and according to its 2019 Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illness report, the overall injury rate for the waste and recycling industry remained steady at 4.2. In an effort to lower these rates and improve safety, it’s time to rethink the industry’s safety programs. Learn about the four domains of safety leadership, how technology can improve employee and operational safety and how adopting a new safety meeting model can help drive organizational performance.
August 23, 2021
NothingWasted! War on Plastics
Plastic continues to be a hot topic. With new bans, more restrictions, changing markets and an emphasis on sustainability and circular economy, the challenge of finding real solutions to manage plastic waste has become a priority. But there are differing views on how to attack this issue. What are the financial implications of recycling plastic? What are the infrastructure challenges? Is our energy better spent on addressing the root of the problem and limiting the use of plastic altogether? Find out what steps are being taken to address this growing global problem. Speakers: Chaz Miller, CEO, Miller Recycling Associates Felix Hottenstein, Sales Director, MSS, Inc. Meghan Butler, Vice President & Chief of Staff, Recology, Inc. Susan Robinson, Senior Director of Sustainability and Policy, Waste Management
August 16, 2021
Implementing a National Vision for Recycling
How will an adoption of a national recycling goal change the way we recycle? Will this give everyone a common purpose to strive for ending the anxiety and stress caused by low prices, soaring contamination and changing recycling programs? Can everyone work together in harmony as we move seamlessly toward our new goal? Or will competing priorities and demands, continued packaging changes and uneven service continue to exacerbate the current issues? Did COVID-19 help or hurt recycling? Which COVID-19 changes are temporary, and which are permanent? Will the implementation of export restrictions from Basel have any meaningful impact given that plastic exports have been in freefall for years? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this session.
August 09, 2021
A Hunger to Solve Food Waste
Listen to Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, as she shares smart insights on using blockchain to help solve the food-waste problem, the power of having a great client base, pivoting creatively during the pandemic, advice for women and minority entrepreneurs, and more. Goodr believes that hunger isn’t a scarcity issue but a logistics issue. The Goodr model aims to provide a triple-win solution by improving an organization’s bottom line through charitable tax donations, reducing its greenhouse emissions from landfills, and getting its edible surplus food to local communities in need. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 02, 2021
NothingWasted! The Future of Recycling – Lessons Learned from the Past
As we strive to take recycling to new heights, remembering the industry’s roots is more important than ever. Join this session to find out the true meaning of recycling, what successful recycling systems have had in common and how we can apply historical knowledge to our future recycling industry. Hear a vibrant introduction of the major twists and turns in recycling’s evolution over centuries, as well as a current overview of recycling in the U.S., followed by a rich discussion among experts as they share their insights into where recycling could be headed. You won’t be able to find this unique perspective anywhere else!
July 26, 2021
One-on-One Chat with Worthing Jackman, President & CEO, Waste Connections
Listen to this dynamic session from WasteExpo featuring an interview with Worthing Jackman, president & CEO of Waste Connections, covering his thoughts and philosophies on leadership, industry issues and much more.
July 19, 2021
Peek Inside an Innovative & Environmentally Responsible Paper Mill
An impressive sustainable eco-system sits in beautiful New Hampshire with a storied 200-year history. Give a listen to hear how Lisa Berghaus from Monadnock Paper Mills tells the circular system story of this innovative paper mill that works with the world’s leading brands. Learn how they account for everything in their processes including recycling, composting, community collaboration, alternative fiber and material use, energy, and much more. It’s amazing to hear how this team is closing the loop to reduce their environmental impact.
July 12, 2021
What It Takes to Run Miami’s Solid Waste Management Dept.
Listen to Mike Fernandez, Director of Solid Waste Management, Miami-Dade County and a 2018 Waste360 40 Under 40 winner, share his smart insights on trends in the industry, the impact of COVID on waste collection in Miami-Dade County, what’s next, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 21, 2021
Talking Advocacy, Science & Advanced Recycling
Listen to Joshua Baca, VP of Plastics at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), as he shares insights on plastic’s role in the circular economy, why now is the time for action, the importance of collaboration, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 14, 2021
Talking Safety, Sustainability & Giving Back with Volvo
Listen to Martin Mattsson, director of Key Accounts at Volvo Construction Equipment — and a 2017 Waste360 40 Under 40 Winner, talk about innovations in heavy machinery for the waste industry, the impact of the pandemic on business, his work with EREF, what the future may hold and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 07, 2021
A Look Inside The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
In this week’s NothingWasted! podcast, we revisit a recent chat with Bryan Staley, President & CEO, EREF. We spoke with Bryan about the annual EREF auction at WasteExpo, sustainability, the organization’s new mission and more. #NothingWastedPodcast And, to learn more about EREF’s Annual Charitable Auction & Silent Auction at WasteExpo 2021, visit here. (It’s not too late to register for in-person attendance.)
May 24, 2021
Insights from a Lifetime in Waste & Recycling
In this week’s Waste360 NothingWasted! podcast, we talk with Chaz Miller, industry veteran and longtime former director at National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). Now semi-retired, Miller has spent 40+ years in the waste and recycling industry. Hear his smart insights on the current hot market for recycled materials, the impact of technology on the industry, what the future may hold, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Read his "John Oliver Is Wrong: Recycling Is All About Individual Responsibility" article here:
May 17, 2021
Bill Caesar’s Second Life: Finding Value in Waste
Listen to Bill Caesar, who is now Operating Partner at Generate Capital, as he shares insights on investing in sustainable technologies, the evolution of the circular economy, the “green premium,” his thoughts on the future of the waste industry, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 10, 2021
Using Science to Find Solutions for Circularity
Hear from Marcus Ericksen, author, scientist, marine and Co-Founder of Leap Lab and The 5 Gyres Institute, as he talks about biodegradable plastics, sailing across the ocean in JUNK (a plastic-bottle boat), turning science into policy, and much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 03, 2021
Sustainable Packaging Is Being Served in the Freezer Aisle
Meet Kailey Donewald, Founder & CEO of Sacred Serve – she has done what big ice cream brands have not. Sacred Serve’s new packaging is the first of its kind with zero plastics or polymers, making it 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. Hear Kailey’s smart insights on the power of consumers in driving sustainable packaging, the process of sourcing compostable options, advice for entrepreneurs, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 26, 2021
A Closer Look Inside Flexible Packaging
Listen to Jonathan Quinn, E-commerce packaging market manager at NOVA Chemicals, has he shares his smart insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the packaging and e-commerce, what the future may hold for flexible packaging, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 19, 2021
Reimagining the Circular Economy by Preventing Ocean Plastics Pollution
Listen to Ryan Schoenike, co-founder of OceanCycle, as he shares his smart insights on partnering with consumer-packaged-goods companies to solve the plastics problem, how the pandemic has affected his work, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 12, 2021
Beyond the Basics of PFAS
Listen to one of our popular WasteExpo Together Online session where the panel of speakers talk about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) not being a new issue for the waste and recycling industry and with so much changing in the past year, it may be challenging to know where we stand managing PFAS. With regulations happening left and right, additional research is being conducted, treatments continue to be developed, and new concerns beyond the landfill are cropping up. Speakers: Stephen G. Zemba, Ph.D., PE, Project Director, Sanborn Head & Associates Nikki Delude Roy, PG, Vice President, GeoInsight, Inc. Moderated by: Ivan A. Cooper, PE, BCEE/Principal, National Water/Wastewater Practice Leader, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
April 05, 2021
Making Sustainable Packaging the Norm
Listen to Reyna Bryan, president of RCD Packaging Innovation, as she shares her smart insights on the opportunities and challenges of biodegradable materials, the power of collaboration, designing for end-of-life, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Download the "Refining Flexible Films Innovation Workshop" white paper.
March 29, 2021
“Ya Fav Trashman” Humanizes Sanitation Workers
Cheers to our 100th episode of the NothingWasted! podcast! Who better to showcase than a frontline sanitation worker? Meet Terrill Haigler, who served as a sanitation worker for The City of Philadelphia’s Sanitation Division. During his stint at the Sanitation Division, Terrill launched his Instagram account “Ya Fav Trashman,” which now has nearly 25,000 followers. Listen to Terrill’s thoughtful insights on the power of connecting with the community; the importance of being at the table and starting conversations about sanitation workers; community clean-ups; his ambitious voting campaign in Philly, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Be sure to follow Terrill on Instagram at _yafavtrashman!
March 22, 2021
The Future of the Plastics Value Chain
Listen to Erin Simon, Head of Plastic Waste + Business at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as she shares her insights on the role of data and reporting in plastic-waste reduction, the concept of plastic credits, the importance of policy, the ReSource:Plastic hub, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 15, 2021
Let’s Talk Plastics with APR
Listen to Steve Alexander, President of The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), share his insights on the importance of policy in plastics recycling, opportunities for brands and manufacturers to increase their usage of post-consumer resin, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 08, 2021
Ryan Keeps On Recycling – Meet this 11-year-old Changemaker
Listen to 11-year-old Ryan Hickman, CEO of Ryan’s Recycling, as he talks about how he got started in this industry, how business is booming during the pandemic, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 01, 2021
Rising Leaders Talk Trash
Hear from Alexandria Coari, Capital & Innovation Director, ReFED; Josh Mann, Public Sector Solutions Manager, Waste Management; and Turner Wyatt, Co-Founder & CEO, Upcycled Food Association as they share their perspective on where the waste industry is headed. These 40 Under 40 Award winners will discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the waste industry, how the upcoming workforce differs from previous generations, how they see the industry changing, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
February 22, 2021
Zero Waste Is the New Black
Listen to Daniel Silverstein, designer and owner of Zero Waste Daniel. The company uses pre-consumer waste sourced from New York City’s garment industry, as well as other hard-to-recycle materials, to create clothing and accessories that send nothing to landfills. Daniel shares insights on building a fashion business around upcycling, living a zero-waste lifestyle, finding the silver linings during the pandemic, and more. Learn more about FABSCRAP.
February 15, 2021
Innovating with Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling
Listen to Leon Farahnik, CEO of CarbonLITE Recycling, as he shares his smart insights on the challenges and rewards of being in the recycling business, the importance of incentives to drive recycling behavior and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
February 08, 2021
Garbage is Evolutionary and the Outlook for 2021
Listen to Michael E. Hoffman, managing director and group head of diversified industrials, Stifel Financial Corp., as he shares his insights on the outlook for M&A, pricing, other market trends and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Interested in hear more from Michael? Join him at the Waste360/Stifel Financial Corp. Investor Summit, co-located with WasteExpo, where you'll find concrete ideas and actionable insights from the industry’s deepest thinkers and senior leaders of the premier public and private companies. Register today on!
February 01, 2021
Going Carbon Negative Thanks to Food Waste
Listen to John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, share his smart insights on the simple, internal ways companies can move the needle and show progress on ESG goals; carbon-negative fuel; the power of working with the farming community; and more.
January 25, 2021
Relationships Drive the Business of Waste & Recycling
Listen to Joe Ursuy, SVP & Department Manager - Environmental Services, at Comerica Bank, as he shares his insights on the art of building business relationships, the importance of mentorship, the outlook for M&A, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Register to attend WasteExpo's Business Leadership Forum
January 18, 2021
Unpacking NJ’s Landmark Environmental Justice Law
Listen to Matt Karmel, an attorney with Riker Danzig’s Environmental Law Group, as he shares his smart insights on assessing the environmental burdens on a community, how the waste industry can prepare for new regulations and more. 
January 11, 2021
The New Modern MRF - Shaping Today’s MRFs in the Wake of COVID-19
Materials recovery facilities (MRFs) are getting smarter. From upgrades, to layout changes, to robotics, these facilities are being revamped and designed to handle the ever-changing recycling market. In addition to making these facilities more efficient, these advanced technologies can help make facilities safer, which is especially important as industry employees keep working through the pandemic and facility operators make changes to help ensure workers are safe on the job. Find out more about the latest technologies and how COVID-19 may change what MRFs look like in the future. Speakers: Nathiel Egosi, P.E., President, RRT Design & Construction Chris Hawn, CEO, Machinex Technologies, Inc. Brent Hildebrand, Vice President of Recycling, GFL Environmental, Inc. Moderator: Anne Germain, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, National Waste & Recycling Association
January 04, 2021
Independent Haulers & The Role of Technology
For large hauling companies, implementing technology is a no-brainer – it helps manage thousands of trucks to improve route optimization, safety, business operations, and more. But for smaller companies, is technology always a realistic and necessary option? Whether it’s due to the financial burden, lack of technology expertise and training, or insufficient manpower, there are several factors smaller, independent operations need to consider when exploring a new technology. Join this independent hauler panel as they discuss the pros and cons of implementing technology and whether it really makes sense for all operations, large or small. Speakers: Alex Carrasquillo, Fleet Technology Manager, All Waste, Inc. Bill White, Co-Founder, Estes Waste Solutions Matt Coulter, Vice President of Sales, Strategic Operations, and Special Projects, PDC Services, Inc. Kevin Atkinson, President & Owner, Texas Pride Disposal Moderated by: David Ische, Head of Business Development, AMCS Group
December 14, 2020
Waste360 Business Leadership Forum: Mergers & Acquisitions
Gain insight from this panel discussion on today’s mergers and acquisitions market. How do you value your company and assets? How do you value a target company and their assets? Are you looking at the right data and metrics as you review acquisitions? How do you avoid making an acquisition that actually hinders your growth? Today’s environment has unique challenges in valuing companies and making good strategic additions to your business that build a stronger future. Speakers: Charles Appleby, Chairman, Integrated Waste Solutions Scott Foster, Partner, KPMG LLP Robert Michalik, Managing Director, Kinderhook Industries, LLC Joe Winters, Chairman and CEO, Winters Bros. Waste Systems
December 07, 2020
Feet on the Street Atlanta — The Recycling Partnership’s Case Study on Citywide Contamination Reduction
Feet on the Street was originally launched as a pilot program by The Recycling Partnership (TRP) in part to answer China’s National Sword policies. It now serves as a foundational model for TRP’s contamination-fighting methods implemented in communities across the country. Join the stakeholders involved in Feet on the Street (FOTS) – Atlanta and learn about the program’s inception, execution and success. Hear about their role in FOTS, challenges faced, lessons learned and initial results from the program’s first year.  Speakers: Kanika Greenlee, Executive Director, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at City of Atlanta Nicole Smith, Sustainable Packaging Program Director, Coca-Cola North America Moses Tejuoso, Community Affairs Manager, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at City of Atlanta Moderator:  Cecilia Shutters, Recycling Technical Advisor for Atlanta at The Recycling Partnership (TRP)
November 30, 2020
The Ups & Downs of Recycling
The last few years, recycling has been one longer roller coaster ride consisting of steep drops, sharp turns, and dizzying speeds - setting hearts racing around blind turns and leaving even the most seasoned professional breathless. Our speakers will discuss what has happened so far, what is around the next curve and whether we can expect the ride to flatten out. Speakers will talk: COVID-19 OECD/Basel Marine Debris Import Bans Volatile Pricing EPR Contracts and Contamination National Recycling Program Opportunities Speakers: Brent Bell, Vice President Recycling/President WMRA, Waste Management Peter Wright, Assistant Administrator Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner, Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Moderated by: Anne Germain, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, National Waste & Recycling Association
November 23, 2020
A Chat with Patrick Dovigi, CEO of GFL Environmental
Listen to Patrick Dovigi, CEO of GFL Environmental, as he shares about his rise to CEO, what we might expect from GFL in the future, and what leading issues may have an effect on the waste & recycling industry as a whole.
November 16, 2020
Building A Sustainable Super Bowl LV
Listen to Katie Kicklighter, Manager of Hospitality & Events for the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, as she shares about addressing community needs through sustainability programs, the importance of resident and fan education and more.
November 09, 2020
A Chat with the Chairman: Interview with Ron Mittelstaedt
With more than 30 years of experience in the solid waste industry, Founder and Executive Chairman of Waste Connections Ronald J. Mittelstaedt will sit down with NWRA President Darrell Smith to share his take on leadership, the future of M&A, company culture, and predictions for the industry over the coming years. Moderated by: Darrell Smith, President & CEO, National Waste & Recycling Association
November 02, 2020
Leading (and Building) Companies with Heart
Listen to Willie Goode, CEO of WB Waste Solutions and President of Goode Companies, as he shares his smart insights on the power of a service-forward approach, the impact of COVID-19, diversity within the industry, embracing the entrepreneurial mindset, and his family-oriented leadership style. #NothingWastedPodcast
October 26, 2020
Investing in a Circular Economy
Listen to Rob Kaplan, Founder & CEO of Circulate Capital, as he shares his smart insights on the evolution and opportunities of the circular economy, how to collaborate successfully, the joys of working with entrepreneurs who are tackling plastic pollution, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
October 19, 2020
Food Waste Is A Nexus Issue
Listen to Andrew Shakman, CEO & Co-Founder of Leanpath, who's mission is to make food waste prevention and measurement everyday practice in the world’s kitchens. Andrew’s shares his smart insights on food waste as a “nexus issue,” the impact of COVID-19, the importance of data, measurement and more.
October 12, 2020
Reimagining Waste & Sustainability with Covanta
Listen to Derek Veenhof, Executive VP of Asset Management at Covanta, share his smart insights on environmental justice, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
October 05, 2020
Plugging Into Opportunities in Refuse Fleet Electrification
Listen to a WasteExpo Together Online session as it looks at the opportunities and the challenges that come with an electrified refuse vehicle – battery life, power management, driver training and awareness are all part of this new domain along with the benefits of emissionless, quieter vehicles and possibly less rigorous maintenance routines. Listen to organizations that currently have electric vehicles out in the real world, what they are experiencing and what new trials will be released in 2020. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 28, 2020
How the Waste Industry Saved My Life
Listen to Michael O’Connor, Owner of Premier Waste Services, has he shares his insights on the amazing opportunities within the waste industry, his own personal story of resiliency, the impact of COVID-19 on his business, the power of mentorship and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 21, 2020
Talking Sustainability with thredUP
Listen to Erin Wallace, VP of Integrated Marketing at thredUP – the world’s largest online consignment and thrift store, as she shares insights on responsible retail, the power of corporate partnerships, the impact of the pandemic on secondhand and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 07, 2020
Combating Food Waste One Cup O’ Sugar at a Time
Listen to Brook Sheehan, Co-Founder, Cup O’ Sugar, smart insights on the power of neighborhood connection in fighting food waste, the impact of COVID-19 on her work, the importance of partnerships and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 31, 2020
Solving the Food Waste Problem with ReFED’s Coari
Listen to Alex Coari, Director of Capital & Innovation, ReFED (and also one of Waste360’s 40 Under 40 winners for 2020!), share her smart insights on the power of catalytic capital, how to collaborate effectively, systemically solving the food-waste problem and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 24, 2020
Technology: Successfully Using it as the True Differentiator Between OK and Good Business
Now more than ever technology can level the playing field, by capturing data and providing tools to assess data to make better, faster more successful decisions. But how that is done and where to apply technology to maximize success is nearly as confusing as to what technology to use – back office, front line, dispatch and routing are just a few options.  Join this candid conversation with industry leaders who are bringing affordable, useable technology to bare in solid waste.
August 17, 2020
Sailing through Ocean Plastics, Recycling + Circularity
Hear from Kristine Berg, Circular Economy Adviser at TOMRA and an Ambassador for eXXpedition, as she shares her smart insights on the role of the waste management industry in the circular economy, the importance of taking lessons from the sea back to the land and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 10, 2020
Driving Innovation through Sustainability & Packaging
Hear from Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, share his smart insights on creating sustainable changes across an entire system, the concept of a spherical economy, supporting waste collectors and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 03, 2020
Crystal Ball Insights on the Economics of Waste & Recycling
Listen Michael E. Hoffman, Managing Director and group head of diversified industrials, Stifel Financial Corp, share his smart insights on the effects of COVID-19 on the waste and recycling industry, the upcoming Waste360/Stifel Investor Summit and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
July 27, 2020
Exploring Hunger, Waste & Covid’s Impact on the Food Chain
Listen to Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor & Director, Food Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School, share her keen insights on COVID’s impact on the food chain, hunger, waste, food banks and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
July 20, 2020
Is Textile Recovery a Roadmap to Circularity?
Listen as we chat with Marisa Adler, Senior Consultant at Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) and Lead Author of its new white paper on “Textile Recovery in the U.S.: A Roadmap to Circularity.” Marisa shares her smart insights on the current lack of useful data on textile waste, the white paper’s ambitious recommendations, the role of the fashion industry in circularity and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
July 13, 2020
Sustainable Fashion Using Food Waste
Hear from Isaac Nichelson, CEO & co-founder of Circular Systems, as he shares his smart insights on synergistic technology, the sustainable imperative in fashion, why we need to move beyond zero waste, textile waste and more.  #NothingWastedPodcast
July 06, 2020
Ocean Plastic Solutions from Cities, Brands & Waste Collectors
Listen to Susan Ruffo, Executive Director of The Circulate Initiative, which aims to incubate, measure, and amplify inclusive solutions that stop plastic waste from flowing into the ocean, share her smart insights on the role of cities in solving the ocean plastic problem, reframing marine waste as a broader issue, the challenges and importance of data in tackling ocean waste and more. #NothingWastedPodcast Listen to the WEF panel discussion:
June 29, 2020
Talking EREF & the Resilience of the Waste Industry
Listen as we talk with Scott Dols, Founder & CEO of Big Truck Rental, as he shares his smart insights on the evolution of EREF, the resilience of the waste industry and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 22, 2020
Behold... A Renewable Landfill for the Ages
Listen to Emily Dyson, Director of Science Research & Development, BioHiTech Global, shares her insights on technology in waste management, being a good community neighbor, creating cleaner energy, the impact of COVID-19 on operations and much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 15, 2020
Recycling Electronics: Protecting Your Privacy During A Crisis & Beyond
Listen to John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the electronic recycling industry to a crossroads of dual responsibility – keeping toxins out of landfills while responsibly and efficiently achieving data protection and/or destruction.
June 08, 2020
Turning Plastics into Sustainable Products & Lives
Listen to Ian Rosenberger, founder & CEO of First Mile and Day Owl, share his thoughts about solving the plastics crisis in our lifetime, the role of waste and recycling and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 01, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Food Supply & Feeding the Hungry
Hear from Dana Gunders, Executive Director at ReFED, Emily Broad Lieb, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic and Deputy Director at Harvard Law School, and Justin Block, Managing Director for Feeding America, discuss the short-term and potential long-term impacts that the food supply will have during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 25, 2020
Taking A Bite Out of What Food Waste Law Means
Hear from Matt Karmel, an Environmental Attorney at Riker Danzig Environmental Law, as he shares his insights on New Jersey’s recently passed food-waste law, educating generators about shifting regulations, the impact of COVID-19 on food waste and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 18, 2020
Exploring Fire Safety in Waste & Recycling Facilities
Hear from Ryan Fogelman, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Fire Rover. He shares insights on preventing fires at waste facilities, how to be ready and responsive to fires in the smartest way possible, the current state of fire-related insurance and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 11, 2020
Technology: The Key to Resiliency Amid COVID-19
Hear Matanya’s smart insights on how his team is finding new solutions to help facilities deal with challenges related to COVID-19, creating a growth-minded culture, how MRFs are pivoting and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 04, 2020
Undressing the Conscious Closet with Elizabeth Cline
Listen as we talk with Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and THE CONSCIOUS CLOSET: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion and sustainability. Elizabeth shares smart insights on secondhand clothing markets, textile waste and recycling, the possible impacts of coronavirus on the fashion industry and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 27, 2020
Happy Earth Day!
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate this milestone, Kristin Kinder, VP of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability at Wastequip, sat down with Earth Day co-founder Denis Hayes to discuss Earth Day then and now. It's a fascinating millennial versus boomer perspective. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 22, 2020
Overcoming the Plastics Crisis Takes Bold Action
Listen as we talk with Dave Ford, Founder of SoulBuffalo and Co-Founder of Ocean Plastics Leadership Network. Dave discusses one of the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network’s new initiatives called “Zero Hero” and shares his smart insights on the power of partnerships and connectivity, achieving zero-waste footprints in coastal communities, the role of the waste and recycling industry, building out virtual collaboration tools, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 20, 2020
The Human Side of Waste
Hear from Denise Patel, human-rights activist and U.S. Program Director, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), as she shares her smart insights on human rights and climate issues related COVID-19, what needs to change as a result of the lessons we’re learning right now, sustainability and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 13, 2020
Meet Mr. Trash Wheel
Meet the hero we all need right now, Mr. Trash Wheel. We talk with John Kellett and Adam Lindquist, the masterminds behind this googly-eyed hauler. Hear their smart insights on turning a “cocktail napkin idea” into reality, the power of simple design, and more.
April 06, 2020
Is Upcycled Food the Answer?
Turner Wyatt, CEO, Upcycled Food Association and one of our 2020 40 Under 40 Winner, aims to eliminate food waste by increasing the size of the upcycled food economy. Hear Turner’s smart insights on consumer education, the forthcoming upcycled certification for food products, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 30, 2020
Change Is Coming: Insights Into C&D Trends
C&D is the fastest growing opportunity for landfill diversion, and this episode looks at what makes it more difficult than MSW recycling; what information is required to make it manageable; and the coming trends. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 23, 2020
Exploring COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Waste & Recycling
Listen as we talk with Hamzah Mazari, Managing Director at Jefferies, about COVID-19’s short and potential long-term effects on the financial markets, how it affects waste and recycling, the importance of monitoring indicators like consumer spending, the evolving environmental impacts, and more. His timely insights are a must listen right now. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 16, 2020
Lessons from an E-waste Entrepreneur
In this week's NothingWasted! podcast, we talk with John Shegerian, Executive Chairman & Co-founder, ERI. The company that has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations. Hear John’s smart insights on building a company from the ground up, changing with the times, zero waste, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 09, 2020
Talking Safety, Cannabis & Public Sector Programs
Josh Mann, Public Sector Solutions Manager, Waste Management and one of this year’s 40 Under 40 winners, has a safety-first mentality that informs all of his work from reducing organics contamination to working on cannabis waste programs. Hear as Josh shares his smart insights on corporate culture, customer shifts, working with municipalities, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
March 02, 2020
Food Waste Is Fixable
This week on the #NothingWastedPodcast, we chat with Ashley Stanley, Founder & Executive Director, Lovin’ Spoonfuls, the largest food rescue agency in New England, about the founding and growth of her organization, overcoming challenges in food waste, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
February 24, 2020
Data Analytics & Measuring Success: Do They Go Hand in Hand?
It’s no secret that waste and recycling has evolved significantly. Traditional recycling facilities have been joined by composters, e-waste processers, and anaerobic digesters, all of which have helped make it possible to extend the life of the objects we use every day. As today’s organizations are reaching for ever-loftier sustainability goals, the importance of data and analytics has naturally come to the forefront. But what are the best practices and some common pitfalls? #NothingWastedPodcast
February 17, 2020
Eyes Wide Open: Talking EREF, Rising Stars, Technology & More
This week, we chat with Ron McCracken, Director Emeritus, Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF). We spoke with Ron about EREF’s impressive mission, the industry’s rising stars, technology, how far the industry has come over the past decades and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
February 10, 2020
The Language of Waste, Why Food Matters & More
Listen as we chat with Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Food & Agriculture, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), as she shares the importance of language when talking about waste; the roles of consumers, governments, and producers; the future of packaging, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
February 03, 2020
Muni Roundtable: Municipal Recycling Issues
In the latest episode of NothingWasted!, you will hear a dynamic session from WasteExpo: “Muni Roundtable: Municipal Recycling Issues.” The discussion features: Mark Bowers, Solid Waste Programs Division Manager, Department of Public Works, City of Sunnyvale, CA; Michael McCoy, Executive Director Metro Waste Authority, IA; and Waneta Trabert, Director, Sustainable Materials Management Division, Department of Public Works, City of Newton, MA. #NothingWastedPodcast
January 27, 2020
The Transformation of the Waste and Recycling Industry
Listen as we chat with Tara Hemmer, SVP of Field Operations, Waste Management. Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management in North America, providing services that range from collection and disposal to recycling and renewable energy generation. Hemmer about the financial benefits of environmentally-minded decisions, the plastic challenge, the future of the industry and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
January 20, 2020
Thinking Outside the (Reused) Box
Listen as we chat with Marty Metro, Founder & CEO, Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc. (UCB). UCB takes an innovative approach to providing low-cost, earth-friendly moving boxes, “rescuing” truckloads of quality used boxes from large companies that might otherwise recycle them or simply throw them away. #NothingWastedPodcast
January 13, 2020
Roundup of Top Podcast Guest Highlights
Listen to our top 2019 podcast guests who share a wealth of insights and advice. You’ll hear sage words and lessons learned from these brilliant minds and savvy leaders, as well as advice for the future. #NothingWastedPodcast
January 06, 2020
The Latest Trends on Hard to Recycle Items
Listen to People’s Choice Session from WasteExpo about “The Latest Trends on Hard to Recycle Items.” The discussion features: Walter Alcorn, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology Association; Brett Stevens, Global VP of Material Sales & Procurement, Terracycle; and Kelly Cramer, Lead of How2Recycling & Director, Program Management, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. #NothingWastedPodcast
December 16, 2019
Advice Mashup: Top Tips from 2019
We’ve compiled a mash-up that brings you a wealth of advice from some of our top guests over the past months. You’ll hear sage words and lessons learned from these brilliant minds and savvy leaders, as well as what they think is next on the horizon. It’s great listening for industry newcomers and old pros alike. #NothingWastedPodcast
December 09, 2019
Talking Trash to Cash
Hear Bill White, Market President, Commerce Bank & Co-Owner, Estes Waste Solutions, share his smart insights on M&A in the waste & recycling industry, finding the right banking partners, advice for small and mid-size businesses, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
December 02, 2019
Industry Visionaries Discuss Solutions To Food Waste & Wasted Food
In honor of Thanksgiving week, our latest episode of NothingWasted! brings you a dynamic session from WasteExpo: “Industry Visionaries Discuss Solutions to Food Waste & Wasted Food.”
November 25, 2019
The Art of the (Waste) Deal
Listen to Jeff Kendall, Managing Director, Laurel Mountain Partners share his unique insights on evaluating and acquiring waste companies, dealing with NIMBY pushback, the importance of safety, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast Brought to you by: AMP Robotics
November 18, 2019
What's Next in the World of Waste, Recycling & Organics?
Listen to this brilliant mash up of advice from some of our top podcast guests. They'll tell you what they're paying attention to, where they think the waste, recycling and organics industry is headed, and why you should care. It's 25 quick minutes of priceless knowledge. #NothingWastedPodcast
November 11, 2019
Navigating Technology in Waste & Recycling
In today’s climate, agility is critical for companies to stay competitive - you must be able to use technology to make real-time decisions and operate your business efficiently. Software, hardware, smart sensors, mobile devices - how do you navigate the technology that is best for your operation? Listen to this session from WasteExpo to learn the steps you can take to not only implement the right technology, but also how to utilize it to make your operations more efficient. #NothingWastedPodcast
November 04, 2019
Shifting Markets Using Ocean-bound Plastics
We sit down with Ellen Jackowski, Global Head of Sustainability, Strategy, and Innovation at HP, who recently helped launch its Elite Dragonfly, the world’s first notebook made with ocean-bound plastic. Ellen shares her smart insights on building recycling infrastructure, using ocean-bound plastics, creating innovative new materials and markets, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
October 28, 2019
Saving the Oceans with Lonely Whale’s Dune Ives
Listen to Dune Ives, Executive Director, Lonely Whale as she shares her smart insights on the role of corporations in making meaningful environmental shifts, recycled vs. virgin plastic pricing disconnects, human behavior, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
October 21, 2019
Artificial Intelligence & The War on Contamination
Listen to this popular panel from WasteExpo as Jason Gates, CEO, Compology; Jason Rose, Area Vice-President Pacific Northwest, British Columbia & Alaska, Waste Management; and Pat Carroll, President & CEO, Environmental Solutions Group, examine modern technologies that are helping to stop contamination at the source - improving hauler profitability and driving toward business and municipal zero waste goals. #NothingWastedPodcast
October 14, 2019
Putting the “Partner” in The Recycling Partnership
We chat with Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, a company which is leading a national force for improving recycling, which puts private dollars to work in communities. Listen to Keefe’s smart insights on human capital, forging winning partnerships, building ready-to-go resources, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
October 07, 2019
NothingWasted! Podcast Trailer
Waste360 chats with the rockstars of the waste, recycling and organics industry. Get a glimpse on the latest news and insights and the people behind this amazing industry. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes listen on how we pull off a successful WasteExpo every year. Trust us, it won't be a waste of your time.
October 01, 2019
Smarter Single-Use Options Do Exist
Hear from Jane Prior, CMO of AMI, one of the largest beverage companies in the world with brands including Vita Coco and Runa. She was recently recognized on Forbes’ “CMO Next” list and launched Ever & Ever, an aluminum-canned water alternative to plastic. In this episode, you’ll learn about sustainable packaging, the plastics challenge, how brands can (and should!) have a social impact, and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 30, 2019
Breaking down PFAS with Anne Germain
PFAS is everywhere. (literally and figuratively)  Get a good overview from Anne Germain, VP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs from the NWRA. Hear what's being done to address the issue at the national and regional level, how the industry is responding, its impact on landfills, and more! This is one timely discussion you don't want to miss. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 23, 2019
New Data - Who Dis? What Data Collection Can Do for You
How can you plan where you want to go, if you don’t know where you are? Data collection is crucial for establishing successful waste & recycling programs, especially in today’s volatile market. It’s necessary to measure and understand what and how much waste is being generated and discarded, and why. On top of that, the variances in reporting makes comparisons and benchmarking difficult, with each program having their own system, definitions, and reporting requirements. In this session from WasteExpo, you will hear examples of how industry leaders are working towards reporting consistency to take on data measurement, and how businesses can use data to identify and reduce their waste and costs to work towards closing the loop on zero waste. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 16, 2019
A Fresh Take: How Rising Leaders See the Waste Industry's Future
In a session for WasteExpo, a panel of young professionals, who are all 40 Under 40 winners, shared their perspective on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the waste industry, how their professional motivations differ from other generations, and what they look for when it comes to leadership. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 09, 2019
How to Achieve & Maintain Operational Efficiency
Listen to this session from WasteExpo's Hauler Roundtable as haulers discuss real-world insights into achieving and maintaining operational efficiency, best practices, implementing and utilizing the latest technology, managing employees, current challenges, what's coming on the horizon and more. #NothingWastedPodcast
September 02, 2019
How Servant Leadership Builds A Business
Mike Schwalbach, President of Sierra Container, who has 30+ years of industry experience and is self-proclaimed “world champion” of an unlikely game shares his insights on his desire to continuously build a people-driven company, how he supports a positive culture, technology’s role in the waste, recycling, and organics industry, and so much more!  #NothingWastedPodcast
August 26, 2019
CFO Insights: A Look at the Waste & Recycling Industry
Hear from this outstanding line-up of speakers straight from WasteExpo. Learn about the role of the finance function in waste management, dealing with natural disasters, changing safety standards, and much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 19, 2019
Digging into Landfills 101
Let's dig into landfills 101 with Steve Menoff, Senior Vice President at Civil & Environmental Consultants, takes his 35 years of landfill experiences & shares his insights all things landfills, including Subtitle D, the environmental track record of today’s landfills, innovation in the space, smart insights on leachate, PFAS, safety considerations and regulations, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
August 12, 2019
Post China & The Current Status of Recycling
Listen to one of our most popular WasteExpo sessions, “Post China & The Current Status of Recycling”, moderated by Ben Harvey, President, EL Harvey & Sons with Katie Sandoe, Chief Commercial Officer, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA); Bryon Luo,CEO, WinFibre US; and Cheryl Coleman, Division Director, RCSD at USEPA. Learn about living in our new recycling reality, changing standards, new markets, the economics of recycling and more. Candid and timely insights await you. #NothingWastedPodcast
August 05, 2019
Waste Is A Family Affair with Sean Jennings, President of Waste Pro
Sean Jennings, President of Waste Pro, insights on creating a values-driven environment, labor challenges, what it’s like to be a “millennial” in this business, and more!  #NothingWastedPodcast
July 29, 2019
Pioneering Food Waste Recycling with John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables
Listen as John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables, digs into how being a destination for organics helps solve the ongoing food waste challenge. Hear how to successfully turn that "waste" into high value renewable energy for farmers, haulers and waste generators.  John shares his insights on farm-based anaerobic digestion and how waste generators like Whole Foods and Gillette Stadium are mining their own food waste. #NothingWastedPodcast
July 22, 2019
CEO Spotlight: A Candid Conversation with Bill Caesar, CEO, WCA Waste Corporation
From the CIA to a CEO at WCA Waste Corporation, Bill Caesar candidly shares his thoughts on leadership, safety, recycling, building a team and more. Hear this popular session from WasteExpo and see how Bill puts a human touch on managing a team. Enjoy his chat with Darryl Smith of the NWRA and a bonus Q&A at the end! #NothingWastedPodcast
July 15, 2019
A Public & Private View of Packaging, Plastics, Landfills, and the Global Landscape with Anne Germain
Anne Germain, VP, Technical & Regulatory Affairs, National Waste & Recycling Association, has seen the waste and recycling industry transform over the last 25 years.  We talked with Anne about the new reality of recycling, PFAS, packaging, customer education, plastic exports, and more!  (oh and why she gave up her car!) #NothingWastedPodcast
July 08, 2019
A City’s Perspective of Waste & Recycling with Tori Carle
Meet Tori Carle, Waste Reduction Supervisor for the City of Greensboro. From initially thinking waste is gross to now living and breathing recycling, Tori's passion and public sector perspective are priceless. She's making enormous strides when it comes to helping  her community recycle. Listen to see how technology plays a critical role in education and reducing contamination, the challenges of the public sector, and so much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
July 01, 2019
How Optimism Mixed with Waste & Recycling Makes A Storied Career with Susan Robinson of Waste Management
A 30-year career, an open mind, and an optimistic (yet pragmatic) viewpoint have made Susan Robinson, Senior Director of Sustainability at Waste Management,  one of the most influential people in waste and recycling. Listen as she shares her invaluable insights on technology, diversity, environmental impacts, recycling, why we should have an optimistic outlook on the future, and so much more! #NothingWastedPodcast
June 24, 2019
An Environmentalist’s View of Sustainability, the Waste Stream and more with Kristin Kinder
Meet Kristin Kinder, VP of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability at Wastequip. She's an environmentalist whose passion for sustainability started to bloom in Kindergarten. But, it wasn’t until she lived in Germany that she embraced their culture around consumption. We sit down with Kristin to discuss her deep insights on collaboration, sustainability, the future of the waste stream, advice to young professionals and so much more. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 17, 2019
Staying Compliant in an Evolving Waste Industry with Wade Scheel
When it comes to regulations in hazardous waste management, Wade Scheel, Director of Governmental Affairs for Stericycle, has 30 years worth of experience to share with you. We sit down with Wade to discuss EPA's new management standards, the opioid crisis, EPR responsibility of sharps, where you can learn about staying compliant, what regulations are on the horizon, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
June 10, 2019
Recycling Is Not Child's Play - or Is It? Insights from Ryan's Recycling
At only 9 years old, Ryan Hickman has big dreams of saving the planet (and feeding those California sea lions) one bottle and can at a time. We talked to Ryan about how $5 from his first trip to a recycling facility turned into a huge passion, how his family helps with Ryan's Recycling, his successful beach cleanups, and how this helps him master math and geography. Oh and how he met Ellen DeGeneres and took over Lebron James' Instagram story. (true story!) Get ready to be inspired by this young entrepreneur. #NothingWastedPodcast
June 03, 2019
Being A Good Corporate Citizen in A Sustainable World with Anne Bahr Thompson, author
Anne Bahr Thompson, author of Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit, has been motivating business leaders to use their brands as a force for change. She shares her insights on how research proves that doing "good" boosts more than just your bottom line, the importance of sincerity, what companies are good brand citizens, the CEO’s role in brand citizenship, what individuals can do to be more sustainable, why caring for your employees is priority one, and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
May 27, 2019
Saving the Planet One Lug at a Time with Josh Cohen
Starting at the age of 21 with his mom's SUV and a great idea, Josh Cohen, founder & CEO of JunkLuggers & Remix Market, has a big hairy audacious goal of keeping 100% of items they haul away out of landfills by 2025. We talked about how technology has altered how he runs his business, why connecting with the customer on a personal level is critical, what franchising success looks like, and why company culture and passion win. Listen to this great conversation with a young entrepreneur who is helping the planet one lug at a time. #NothingWastedPodcast
May 20, 2019
A Global Perspective On All Things Waste & Recycling with author Adam Minter
From scrapyard kid to acclaimed author, Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet and journalist at Bloomberg, has much to share. Listen as we talk about the many challenges of global recycling, waste trends, e-waste, his new book Secondhand, the packaging crisis in China, and much more. It's a jam-packed episode you won't want to miss! #NothingWastedPodcast
May 12, 2019
Pedaling Her Way to Composting and Recycling Success with Sarah Womer
Sarah saw a recycling problem in her hometown, which propelled her to take action, turning her biggest passion into a grassroots recycling business "Zero to Go”. Waste360 chats with Sarah about how she navigated through the industry, how she diverted 60 tons of waste from landfills, how she inspired others in her community, thoughts on marine debris, how she's helping a brewery recycle and more! #NothingWastedPodcast
May 06, 2019
How Passion + Service Fuels Organic Growth for Kevin Atkinson of Texas Pride Disposal
What do you get when you mix equal amounts passion and service? Tremendous organic growth in the waste and recycling industry. Listen to our chat with Kevin Atkinson, Founder & CEO of Texas Pride Disposal, as he shares how he went from two trucks to thousands of customers.  Hear how he paved his way into the industry, how Texas Pride Disposal helped Houston bounce back after the devasting Hurricane Harvey, and what he sees in the future of waste & recycling. His valuable tips on growing organically are priceless to haulers and businesses of all types. #NothingWastedPodcast
April 29, 2019
Data, IoT & the War on Contamination with Jason Gates
Jason Gates was destined to be in the world of waste and recycling. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Compology, his company brings efficiency to waste and recycling services through accurate, timely dumpster data collection. We sit down with Jason to discuss how he started his career, where sneakers played a role in Compology's origin story (true story!), where he sees the industry in the future, what tips he has for young professionals and so much more.  #NothingWastedPodcast
April 22, 2019
Robots & Recycling: A Dynamic Duo with Matanya Horowitz of AMP Robotics
Matanya Horowitz’s love for robotics started on Saturday mornings watching The Jetsons. Now, he takes his passion for robotics and technology to improve recycling. Waste360 NothingWasted! sits down with Matanya to discuss how technology is moving at warp speed, the economics of recycling, the robot tax, and how he turned AMP Robotics into a thriving company while having fun along the way. Enjoy this one, we certainly did! #NothingWastedPodcast
April 12, 2019
Lessons from a Career in Waste & Recycling with Michele Nestor
A career in waste and recycling, what could be better? Waste360 NothingWasted! sits down with Michele Nestor, President of Nestor Resources, to discuss how the industry has changed in the last 20+ years. Hear her smart insights on single-use plastics, e-waste, food waste, recycling and much more!  #NothingWastedPodcast
March 18, 2019