Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed former climate activist Steven Guilbeault as the new Minister of Environment and Climate Change. Former Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed Natural Resources Minister.

The city of Cohoes, N.Y. will distribute 4,500 recycling carts and kick off a year-long recycling education campaign, using financing assistance from The Recycling Partnership and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Over 60 stakeholders signed a letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives agriculture committees urging them to take action on the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques Act of 2021 (COMPOST Act).

DS Smith and Aquapak commissioned a study that found bio-digestible barrier coatings increase paper recycling rates and fiber yield without compromising functionality.

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) published an analysis that found over a quarter of countries’ climate plans are neglecting waste reduction, despite the fact that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified waste management as one of three sectors with the greatest potential to reduce temperature rise in the next 10-20 years.

TOMRA is celebrating 15 years of its X-TRACT technology, which uses X-rays to sort scrap aluminum.