NewsBits

NewsBits

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Car rental company Hertz has committed to recycling all of the 1.3 million tires on the 300,000 cars in its fleet, reports Mother Nature Network.

You've may have seen the massively popular viral video "Gangnam Style" by South Korean pop star PSY and the slew of parodies that have sprung up in its wake. But now, there's a Malaysian version of the video with an anti-littering, pro-recycling message.

U.K. packaging company Faerch Plast is working on a new type of black PET made from a unique pigment arrangement that allows the material to be detected by an optical scanner and separated from mixed plastic wastes for the first time, reports European Plastics News.

Officials in Charleston, West Virginia are debating whether or not to temporarily stop recycling four out of seven items the city currently accepts in order to cut down expenses, reports the Charleston Daily Mail. The paper reports that the proposal is opposed by the mayor, who worries that it will result in residents not recycling at all.

The U.S. Navy has launched a pilot project to recycle worn out mattresses from, among other ships, the recently-retired USS Enterprise, reports The Associated Press via The Washington Post. The 13,000 mattresses will be sent to Pamplico, South Carolina-based Nine Lives Mattress Recycling, saving $12,000 over paying for them to be landfilled.

The U.K.'s National Physical Laboratory, along with its partners In2Tec Ltd and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, has developed a bonding material for printed circuit boards that will dissolve in hot water, leaving the components ready for reuse and recycling, reports www.phys.org.

PRC13 Banner

To return to the Resource Recycling newsletter, click here.

.

.