Dive Brief:

  • Cascade Cart Solutions recently announced its new EcoCart" model, which will contain 10% post-consumer plastic, at Waste Management’s annual sustainability forum in Phoenix. 
  • The 10% post-consumer plastic will come from HDPE plastics that Waste Management collects from residential customers. Jo-Anne Perkins, Cascade's vice president of environmental systems and services, told Waste Dive the new model will also be made from re-ground carts that have reached the end of their lifespans.
  • While Waste Management has purchased an estimated 22 million carts from Cascade over the years, the company did not have a specific number available for how many EcoCarts it will buy going forward. “As we fulfill new cart orders, we will prioritize using the EcoCart,” spokesperson Janette Micelli told Waste Dive. 

Read the full article from Waste Dive.