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2017 Men's Final Four Championship Organizers Seek Certification for Social and Environmental Responsibility
As the surviving teams emerge from March Madness and get ready for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships in Phoenix, Arizona, organizers are preparing to host what they hope will be the most social and environmentally responsible Final Four weekend ever...read more.

IRONMAN Boulder earns Evergreen certification from Council for Responsible Sport
IRONMAN and the Council for Responsible Sport have announced that, in collaboration with Waste Management (NYSE:WM), IRONMAN has earned the highest possible level of certification — Evergreen — ‘recognizing the successful implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices at the 2016 IRONMAN Boulder triathlon’...read more.

Sustainability Management Association Welcomes Lindsay Scherr to the Board of Directors
SMA has appointed Lindsay Scherr to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Scherr will serve as a director. “Lindsay’s experience as a Zero Waste project manager makes her a perfect fit as a director. As the Sustainability Services Associate with Waste Management, Inc, she is providing new opportunities for clients to learn and engage in sustainability management education...read more.

Waste Management Phoenix Open Recognized for Supplier Leadership
Presented to Waste Management for its work to enable the PGA’s Phoenix Open – a weeklong event with more than half a million attendees – to achieve zero-waste. Waste Management’s careful planning and thorough collaboration with the PGA and event vendors ensured all event materials were recyclable, reusable, or compostable, and that they were collected for diversion...read more.

Waste Management Sustainability Services Team Partners with Council for Responsible Sport to Become Primary Certification Evaluators
In a joint press release today, Waste Management (NYSE:WM) and the Council for Responsible Sport announced a significant enhancement to the Council's event certification program. Waste Management's Sustainability Services team will become the primary on-the-ground evaluators for events applying for Council certification in 2016...read more.


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Articles and Blogs

ExxonMobil
WM collaborated with ExxonMobil to increase recycling, improve waste classification, and enhance container optimization at two plant locations. This resulted in $2 million in cost savings....read more.

Waste Management and GreenBiz’17: The Zero Waste Challenge
For occasions big and small, Waste Management Sustainability Services has a proven track record of helping events achieve their sustainability goals, whether that’s zero waste, water conservation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management or simply improving waste diversion....read more.

Going Green at IRONMAN Boulder
IRONMAN and The Council for Responsible Sport, in collaboration with Waste Management, announced today that IRONMAN has earned the highest possible level of certification—Evergreen—recognizing the successful implementation of socially and environmentally responsible practices at the 2016 IRONMAN Boulder. The event earned credits across all five categories of standards including...read more.

How to Eliminate Waste at the Source: Q&A with Tom Carpenter
“You’ve seen companies like Nike and Adidas ask ‘what if we no longer used water to dye our clothing?’ UPS asked ‘what if we no longer take left-hand turns?’” says Tom Carpenter, director of sustainability services for Waste Management. Recently we caught up with him to find out exactly what it means to embrace a circular economy, and the surprising benefits that result...read more.

What it Takes to Achieve a Zero Waste Event
Sustainable Brands (SB) has had a long-standing commitment to reducing environmental impact, sharing their knowledge, and making a positive mark on their host communities. For the third year in a row, Waste Management (WM) Sustainability Services has had the pleasure to support Sustainable Brands’ goals and achievements as their Official Zero Waste Sponsor. During those three years...read more.


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Recognitions

Waste Management Phoenix Open Recognized for Supplier Leadership
Presented to Waste Management for its work to enable the PGA’s Phoenix Open – a weeklong event with more than half a million attendees – to achieve zero-waste. Waste Management’s careful planning and thorough collaboration with the PGA and event vendors ensured all event materials were recyclable, reusable, or compostable, and that they were collected for diversion...read more.

Bridgestone Tire Plant Achieves Global First For Resource Conservation in Manufacturing
Bridgestone America's 60-acre Wilson, NC's tire manufacturing plant produces 33,800 tires per day. Leadership at the Wilson plant partnered with Waste Management to implement diversion strategies. Together, they identified all of the remnant waste materials from manufacturing processes such as whole scrap tires, rubber components and packaging, as well as support areas such as offices and cafeterias. Bridgestone and Waste Management successfully found beneficial-use markets for these materials, increasing recycling while reducing waster generation... read more.

Waste Management Recognized by CDP and Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices
Each year Waste Management reports our corporate sustainability to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Our submission is scored by CDP, and details from their report are used in selection to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Newsweek Green Rankings, and other internationally-recognized sustainability indices. In addition, for the third year in a row, WM was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the World and for North America, and Newsweek Green Rankings 2014 has recently ranked WM 107 out of 435


Waste Management Phoenix Open named the winner of the 2014 Sport For The Environment Award
The winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2014, supported by Sport Relief, have been announced at this year’s global Summit in Johannesburg. Over 350 projects were entered into this year’s awards from over 70 countries around the world... read more.

Environmental Leader names the Waste Management Phoenix Open as the 2014 Top Project of the Year
Waste Management Phoenix Open named the winner of the 2014 Sport For The Environment Award
The winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2014, supported by Sport Relief, have been announced at this year’s global Summit in Johannesburg. Over 350 projects were entered into this year’s awards from over 70 countries around the world... read more.

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