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Feb. 21, 2014

Charleston, West Virginia, a city besieged by a Jan. 9 chemical leak that forced residents to turn toward millions of bottles of water, is actively looking into making temporary water bottle drop-off sites permanent. Due to the city's surprising recycling activity, solid waste authority board members voted Feb. 18 to consider the change, which would allow residents to drop off commingled recyclables at a handful of sites.

Environmental groups in the Philippines have rallied around customs officials who reported intercepting 50 containers of Canadian toxic waste last week. The containers, which were supposed to contain plastics for recycling, were said to contain waste in violation of the Basel Convention, a charge the Canadian company accused of the wrongdoing, Chronic Inc., has denied.

Recycled plastics railroad products manufacturer IntegriCo Composites has partnered with plastics recycler Astro Industries. The partnership will presumably allow IntegriCo to source its recycled plastics from Astro, a company in the recycling business for more than 16 years.

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