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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


EBC Announces Leadership Change for the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee

Posted January 29, 2018 by

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd., is now serving as the Vice Chair of the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee.

Jessica Cajigas, Project Manager
EnviroTrac Ltd.
2 Merchant Street Suite 2, Sharon MA 02067
781.793.0074 | M 978.930.3777 | email

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Jessica is a Project Manager with EnviroTrac Ltd. She has 20 years of experience in the environmental field not only as a private consultant but also with Federal, state, and local government. With EnviroTrac, she manages subsurface soil and groundwater investigations of petroleum and hazardous material contamination at industrial and commercial properties, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) response actions, Phase I property assessments (MCP and ASTM), property redevelopment, construction site health and safety audits, SPCC plan development and UST investigations and closures. Jessica has previously worked for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as a hazardous waste inspector and for the U.S. EPA Region I Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contractor providing technical support during removal actions, site investigations and emergency responses, as well as serving as a member of the Level A Counter-terrorism Team and providing response services in Washington D.C. after the 2001 anthrax attacks. Jessica received a BS in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a MS and a MPA in Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management from Indiana University.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Frank Riccardi, Vice President at Weston & Sampson, will now serve on the EBC Site Remediation and Redevelopment Committee as Vice Chair of TSCA & Emerging Contaminants. He previously served as the Chair of the EBC PCB/TSCA Subcommittee.

Frank Ricciardi, P.E., LSP, Vice President
Weston & Sampson
5 Centennial Dr, Peabody, MA 01960
978.532.1900 | email

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Mr. Ricciardi is a registered Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional with 20 years of experience in project management, environmental engineering, remediation system design, and hazardous waste site assessments. Mr. Ricciardi has extensive experience in the design and implementation of remediation alternatives for many PCB contaminated sites and buildings. He has managed the assessment/remediation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites and state hazardous waste sites including the U.S. Army’s Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts; the abandoned Elizabeth Mine Superfund Site in central Vermont; and several Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) heavy maintenance facilities in Massachusetts. He is the Environmental, Geotechnical, and Energy (EG&E) Program Manager at Weston & Sampson Engineers.

TSCA and Emerging Contaminants programming will focus on:

  • TSCA/PCBs: The TSCA/PCBs committee will focus on all aspects of PCB remediation the science /abatement including environmental media and building materials. There is a considerable amount of uncertainty in the industry currently regarding the assessment, remediation and disposal practices associated with PCB impacted environmental media and building materials (caulking, paint, concrete, etc.). This EBC group will serve to understand and provide guidance for EPA-compliant approaches for remediation of these sites. A significant focus will be to interact with the EPA Region 1 TSCA administrator on a frequent basis to understand what approaches have been both proposed and approved.
  • Emerging Contaminants: Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including Perfluorinated alkylated substances or PFAS and 1-4 Dioxane, are increasingly being detected at low levels in environmental media at concentrations above EPA/state health advisory levels/cleanup standards. We will focus on the most recent advancements in the science of assessment and remediation for these substances. We will also follow the regulation of these substances by USEPA and state environmental protection agencies.

Daniel K. Moon, President and Executive Director
Environmental Business Council of New England
(617) 262-4050 | email


Presentation Added: Briefing from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Divisional Leadership

Posted January 23, 2018 by

The final agenda and available presentations from the EBC New Hampshire Briefing from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Divisional Leadership completed on January 23, 2018, can be viewed below.

Final Agenda – New Hampshire Briefing from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Divisional Leadership

Presentations – EBC New Hampshire Briefing from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Divisional Leadership


Welcome to EBC – RPF Environmental

Posted January 19, 2018 by

EBC would like to welcome RPF Environmental as a New Member!

RPF Environmental is an environmental testing and consulting firm serving clients nationwide, with offices in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Our clients at RPF Environmental range from all backgrounds and industries, including: Fortune 500 companies, real estate managers/developers, manufacturing and industry, construction/engineering firms, health care and educational institutions, and federal, state, and local municipal agencies. We are also provide service packages tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of small businesses as well as residential settings.

Specialized services offered by RPF Environmental include:

  • Air quality testing
  • Environmental site assessments
  • Mold and moisture Intrusion surveys
  • Construction safety
  • Inspections for asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, mercury, and other environmental hazards
  • OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance services
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging
  • Other related testing and environmental health and safety services

In addition, our RPF Environmental professional development group provides corporate health and safety training programs for clients across the nation. RPF Environmental also provided EPA accredited Lead-Safe Renovator Training and a full range of asbestos courses.

Find our more about RPF Environmental and their services by visiting EBC’s Member Directory.