10 Oct '11, 12pm

How Waste Management Treats Waste as Resource

How Waste Management Treats Waste as Resource

If you're at all familiar with Waste Management , you're aware that it's not just a garbage company anymore. In this era of zero waste frenzy, Waste Management is doing just that -- helping its customers get to zero. But the Houston-based firm also has a presence in the renewable energy, biofuels and chemical sectors, and you can count it as a major investor in next generation of technologies designed to maximize the value of the materials it collects. That's because for Waste Management, garbage isn't just garbage anymore. "You can begin to extrapolate some pretty interesting business models when you think of waste as a resource," said Tim Cesarek, managing director of Waste Management Organic Recycling. I met with Cesarek recently when he was in San Francisco for the Bio-Industrial Symposium. As he began to describe the different areas in which the company now plays, I w...

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