Resource Recycling News

Our top stories from August 2016

An analysis of the environmental benefits of recycling and a story about redemption fraud caught readers’ attention last month.

The list below shows the five most-viewed Resource Recycling online stories during August.

1 | A look at recycling’s role in fight against climate change
Curbside recycling can put additional collection trucks on the road. But the recycling process ultimately brings environmental benefits that far outweigh the extra vehicle emissions, according to a study from Waste Management.

2 | California redemption accusations spark fraud feud
California has ordered two companies to pay $13.8 million in restitution and penalties, alleging violations of beverage container redemption laws. But the companies are fighting back.

3 | Hauling giants see stronger prices for marketed material
North America’s two largest garbage and recycling companies say recovered materials values increased during the second quarter, giving them revenue boosts.

4 | Glass gathering offers steps to strengthen challenged sector
Glass recycling in Georgia has taken a beating in the public eye as of late, with some programs pushing to remove bottles and jars from curbside carts and media reports questioning glass recycling’s value. That spurred industry stakeholders to hold a first-of-its-kind Georgia Glass Recycling Summit.

5 | Q&A: Surprises and opportunities in recycling access
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) recently released a comprehensive study on the availability of recycling in America to help promote change among industry players. An author of the report lays out the key takeaways.

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