Recycling and waste software company AMCS announced its AMCS Platform Summer Release 2021, a new software offering.

The California Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act will appear on a statewide ballot in 2022, California’s secretary of state confirmed this week. Among other components, the proposal gives regulators the power to charge producers fees for selling single-use plastic packaging.

Closed Loop Partners invested in electronics recycling company ERI.

Covanta, which operates waste-to-energy facilities, was acquired by EQT Infrastructure, bringing the publicly traded company private. A stockholder rights law firm quickly announced it is investigating the $5.3 billion acquisition.

The Fraser Institute released a report charting waste generation trends in Canada over the past two decades.

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) announced that, in 2020, its members recycled 12,952 tons of paper, 1.8 million pounds of plastic, 827,912 pounds of used beverage cans, and more.

Pellenc ST released Mistral+ Connect, an optical sorting system that includes near-infrared imaging and focused lighting capabilities.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee set Oct. 1 as the start date for the state’s plastic bag law, which includes a single-use bag ban and a post-consumer plastic mandate for reusable bags.