Waste Management’s CEO talks about disinvesting in recycling, and an agricultural plastics recycling program is expanding.
An operation in California estimated to cost more than $120 million will extract plastics and other recoverable material from municipal solid waste. But it’s not aimed at replacing curbside recycling collection.
The leader of the nation’s largest recycling collector says the firm is continuing to push to strengthen its recycling business even as the industry shifts.
For decades, the recycling world has relied on weight-based recycling goals to drive materials recovery and, with it, reduce environmental harm.