Mallory Szczepanski

Senior Editor,

Mallory Szczepanski is Senior Editor for Waste360. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, where her research focused on magazine journalism. Mallory has built up a strong background in B2B publishing, and she has previously worked for Contract magazine, Restaurant Business magazine, FoodService Director magazine and Concrete Construction magazine.

EPA’s Ashley Zanolli Leads a National Conversation on Food Waste
Zanolli recently spoke with Waste360 about her background, her Food: Too Good to Waste program and what she hopes to see for the future of food waste.
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RRS' Freeman Helped Boost Denver’s Diversion and Composting Rates
Waste360 spoke with Freeman about how he helped increase Denver’s diversion rate and residential compost program and his new role at RRS.
Is Mixed Waste Processing Dead?
Here's what Recycling Summit attendees can expect from the "Is Mixed Waste Processing Dead?" session on September 20.
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Patty Moore Talks Recycling Materials Domestically Vs. Shipping Internationally 1
Waste360 recently spoke with Patty Moore about the pros and cons of recycling materials domestically versus shipping internationally.
The Recycling Partnership’s Harrison has Transformed the Infrastructure of Curbside Recycling
She has helped The Recycling Partnership generate more than $20 million in new recycling infrastructure investment across the U.S.
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Waste Management’s Hightower Boosts Curbside Recycling in the South, Sees Value in Technology
The 40 Under 40 winner has launched curbside recycling programs for nine municipalities in South Carolina and Georgia within the past five years.
TAM Waste Management's Mance Turned his High School Job into a Lifelong Career
Waste360 recently spoke with Trevor Mance about his high school job at a recycling facility and the challenges he faced while starting his own company.
12 Sustainable Breweries & Wineries
These 12 breweries and wineries are paving the way for the future of sustainable brews, wines and brewery and winery facilities.
Unpacking the EPA’s New NSPS and EG Landfill Rules
The EPA has released the Final New Source Performance Standards and the Final Updates to Emission Guidelines in an effort to help reduce methane emissions in municipal solid waste landfills.
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NYC Adjusts to New Recycling Rules, Continues to Debate Franchise Zones
In New York City, businesses and haulers are adjusting to two new recycling rules that went into effect on July 19. Under these new rules, businesses and large food processors that meet the requirements are required to compost, all businesses are required to separate paper separate paper, metal, glass and plastic containers from refuse and commercial sanitation companies can no longer comingle separated recyclable materials in the same garbage truck as trash.
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EPA Announces Final Rules for Reducing Methane Emissions from MSW Landfills
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the final rules that will help reduce methane emissions in municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. New, modified and existing landfills will soon begin capturing and controlling landfill gas emissions at levels that are one-third lower than the current required levels.
Waste Management’s Adams Uses Big Data to Improve the Company’s Fleet
Ann Adams, engineer II for Waste Management and a Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient, is one of the company’s go-to girls when it comes to big data. If management needs to know how many trucks are in the fleet, what maintenance profiles the trucks have and where problem issues lie, Adams uses business intelligence and her industry knowledge to provide accurate answers.
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A Data Breakdown of NYC’s Curbside Recyclables
In New York City, there are three solid waste streams: refuse, paper recycling and metal/glass/plastic recycling. And while the city works hard to ramp up its recycling efforts, the city’s recycling programs only capture approximately 44 percent of the city’s recyclable material, according to the New York City Department of Sanitation 2013 Residential Waste Characterization Study.
Veteran Compost’s Garrity Reports for Active Composting Duty 1
After spending five years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer Officer and serving a 15-month tour in Iraq, Justen Garrity, president and founder of Veteran Compost, came home to Maryland to serve in the National Guard and fight a new fight: reducing organic waste and repairing soil.
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Renee Hansen’s Passion for Sustainability Led her to a Career in Recycling
Renee Hansen, cofounder of SpinFish Events Solutions and owner of Hipcycle, utilizes her passion for sustainability to divert trash generated by events from landfill through the processes of recycling, reusing and upcycling.

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