“How did we do it ?”Converting Organic Waste to a Sustainable, Reliable and Natural Option for Commercial Fleets. Our facility has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 13,000 metric tons of CO2 a year, which is equivalent of taking 2,600 cars off the road annually.
This is a great article from the Sacramento Bee regarding food waste recycling and what the future holds for California landfills. AB1826 is just around the corner (April 1st, 2016).
Atlas can help you Get started TODAY on your food waste recycling program. We help you in every step of the way to implement your initiatives! We’re improving the environment in any way we can and helping in reaching California’s goal of recycling 75% of waste by 2020.
Hot Italian is one of our newest food waste customers we started back in March and they are a great example of a zero waste business!
What does zero waste mean? Hot Italian only generates food waste and recycling on site with nothing going to the landfills. Their food waste is fueling our trucks with compressed natural gas. Hot Italian is a leader when it comes to sustainability and their pizzas are AMAZING! Thank you #HOTITALIAN!
Recycling programs across California are taking a big hit by the recent Labor Dispute.
An excerpt appears below:
Due to the labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA),refuse collection and recycling companies in California have been forced to stockpile and in some cases warehouse, bales of recyclable material. “The continued slowdown is having serious implications on our industry’s ability to fulfill contractual obligations designed to achieve maximum recycling and waste diversion goals” declared CRRC President Sil Garaventa Jr. “There now exists a real danger that these recyclable materials could be landfilled because of the degradation of the recycled material, undermining the very goal of our recycling management operations and California’s environmental goals” added Garaventa.