Shredders, incinerators and other equipment is up for sale after the foreclosure of Aemerge RedPak’s California medical waste treatment facility. 

Amazon released its 2021 sustainability report, noting that in the U.S. it replaced nearly 70% of mixed material bubble mailers with recyclable paper padded mailers and that it increased recycled content in plastic film bags from 25% to 50% and in plastic padded bags from 15% to over 40%.

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced its 2022 recycling awards recipients, who will be recognized at NWRA’s Executive Leadership Roundtable event in October.

The New York Department of Sanitation is expanding organics collection. 

North Carolina’s Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service recycling program launched an updated version of the interactive North Carolina Recycling Markets Directory that includes a mapping function. 

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced the recipients of its annual Professional Achievement Awards: Kathy Morris, with the Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award; James R. Miller, with SWANA’s Professional Achievement Award; and Murray Griffin, with SWANA’s Life Member Award.

Sonoco released its 2021-22 Corporate Sustainability report, highlighting that it improved packaging sustainability and recycling by purchasing Ball Metalpack for $1.35 million. 

French utility company Veolia will sell Suez’s UK Waste Unit for $2.4 billion after antitrust authorities raised competition concerns.