After a week of aggressively covering the questionable business practices of R3 Environmental, Wilmington’s WWAY finally received a response from the local waste management company. Although it wasn’t the type of message that the ABC-affiliate was probably expecting.
In response to WWAY’s search for answers, including a running tally of how many days R3′s CEO has been MIA, the company took to its infrequently used Facebook page on Thursday and posted a definition of Yellow Journalism.
Some background: Back in July, New Hanover County chose R3, a local start-up that said it had devised a revolutionary way to convert garbage into biofuel, to manage the area’s trash operations. But after finalizing the agreement in September, R3 has had to continually ask for extensions on its clean-up plan. On March 2nd, the company announced that it could not meet the newest deadline of April 2nd.
While garbage continued to pile up, waiting for R3 to take action, WWAY began looking for answers. Read more