An appeals court in New York has rejected an attempt by the New York City Department of Sanitation to restore a ban on expanded polystyrene food-service products. Continue Reading
In a controversial move, New York City has banned foam food-service products on the grounds that they cannot be efficiently recycled through a curbside collection system.
The Closed Loop Fund is nearly three years into its mission of funding recycling infrastructure across the U.S., and it has invested about a fifth of its hefty budget during that time.
New York City shoppers will be hit with a new bag fee, and the U.K.’s carpet diversion rate continues to rise. Continue Reading
A report from The Recycling Partnership and U.S. EPA lays bare the reality there is no silver bullet for creating a stellar curbside recycling program. That being said, researchers did paint a detailed portrait of what successful programs look like.
The State of Curbside Recycling Report offered one of the most comprehensive assessments to date of the factors affecting municipal collection. The lead researcher for the study discusses some of the statistics and surprises (see related story).