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Gretchen Carey Added to Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team

Posted February 7, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Gretchen Carey of Republic Services will be joining the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team. Gretchen has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Solid Waste Management Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Gretchen Carey, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, LEED Green Associate
Republic Services
320A Charger Street, Revere, MA 02151
781.560.1412 // email

Gretchen Carey has worked in the environmental field for almost a decade, and is now the Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator for the state of Massachusetts. Along with training and educating on recycling, she is helping to build the organics infrastructure in New England. Gretchen is on her second term as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the statewide recycling group, MassRecycle, and has recently been made a LEED Green Associate.


Republic Services Recognized as One of the World’s Most Sustainable Companies in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018

Posted February 5, 2018 by

PHOENIX, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company has been recognized with the Gold Class Award in the recently released 2018 RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook, a comprehensive ranking of the world’s most sustainable companies. Only eight North American companies achieved this top-tier status, and Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste services provider to earn the Gold Class standing.

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018 showcases the sustainability performance of the companies that were assessed for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index with scores in the top 15 percent or higher in their industry, which are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Class medals. The assessment for the 2018 Yearbook looked at 60 industries from 43 countries with only 99 North American companies qualifying for inclusion in this year’s Yearbook and only eight of those elite companies, including Republic, receiving the Gold Class Award.

“We take great pride in our role as responsible stewards of the nation’s recycling and waste materials,” said Don Slager, president and chief executive officer. “We are honored that our efforts in this area continue to be recognized by trusted third-party leaders in sustainability. This Gold Class Award reinforces Republic’s unyielding commitment to all aspects of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, social and economic impact and corporate governance.”

“I congratulate Republic Services whole-heartedly for being awarded a Gold Class medal in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018,” said Aris Prepoudis, chief executive officer at RobecoSAM. “The companies included in the Yearbook are the world’s most sustainable companies in their industry, and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”

Click here to view The Sustainability Yearbook 2018.

Republic Services continues to experience steady financial growth while earning notable recognition for sustainability and corporate responsibility achievements. The Company was named to the Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list, as well as the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® list. Republic is also a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index — both World and North America Indices and has earned CDP’s (Carbon Disclosure Project) Global Climate Management Level and the Supplier Climate Management Level distinctions. In addition, Glassdoor honored the Company with the Employees’ Choice Award, based on anonymous and voluntary employee reviews.

About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.®, the brand’s promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

For more information, visit the Republic Services website at RepublicServices.com. “Like” Republic on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepublicServices and follow on Twitter @RepublicService.


SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.

For further information: Jennifer Eldridge, Media@RepublicServices.com, (480) 718-0119


Sheehan Phinney Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings in 20 areas.

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Sheehan Phinney received the following rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Regional Tier 1


  • Environmental Law


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Family Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

Regional Tier 2


  • Energy Law


  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Regional Tier 3


  • Employment Law – Individuals


  • Insurance Law.

About the Firm

Sheehan Phinney is a full service business law firm representing local, national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, Sheehan Phinney has grown to over 60 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves. Sheehan Phinney is the exclusive member in New Hampshire of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of premier independent law firms.


NERC Spring ’18 Workshop – Markets or Bust

Posted February 1, 2018 by

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Mary Ann Remolador, maryann@nerc.org, 802-254-3636

The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) Spring ’18 Workshop—Markets or Bust—will focus on recycling market issues and market development opportunities.  The event will be held on April 3rd at the Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel in Maryland.

The Workshop will provide attendees with information and discussions about key market issues for the paper, plastic, glass, and organic industry sectors; recycling market development opportunities; interactive sessions that illustrate industry sector market scenarios;  and networking with government, industry, non-profits, consultants, and universities.

The Workshop will commence with welcoming remarks from Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment and the keynote address will be given by Myles Cohen, President, Pratt Recycling & President, Paper Stock Industries.  Mr. Cohen’s presentation—Is Curbside Recycling in Jeopardy?—will dive into the impacts that increased contamination issues and China’s import restrictions are having on recycling markets, and ways to “save” and preserve curbside recycling programs. More information about the session speakers and schedule, may be found in the Agenda.

The Workshop is intended for emerging and seasoned professionals in sustainable materials management (municipal, county, and state offices dealing with recycling; university sustainability coordinators; businesses involved in recycling (haulers, processors, and manufacturers);  non-profits; and consultants.

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing.


Presentation Added: Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program – EPA Updates and Overview – Remediation Programs and Redevelopment Success Stories

Posted February 1, 2018 by

The available presentation from the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program: EPA Updates and Overview – Remediation Programs and Redevelopment Success Stories completed on February 1, 2018, can be viewed below. The presentation is not available for download.

Final Agenda – Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program – EPA Overview & Updates – Remediation Programs and Redevelopment Success Stories

To view, simply scroll through the embedded PDF below.

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