Casella and TerraCycle launched a pilot program in Vermont for hard-to-recycle items, and Walmart also partnered with TerraCycle’s Loop platform to allow customers in Rogers and Bentonville, Ark. to order certain items in reusable, refillable containers.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a webinar on NextCycle Colorado’s accelerator grant program. 

Google launched “Google for Startups: Circular Economy,” a 10-week virtual accelerator program.  

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) hired a new executive director, Megan Fontes, who was previously with MassBioEd, an organization focused on science education. 

RoadRunner Recycling bought smart-metering company Compology for an undisclosed amount. 

The U.S. EPA released a circular economy report that covers needed recycling investments and the department’s latest progress updates. 

Waste Connections acquired Medford, Ore.-based Rogue Disposal & Recycling for an undisclosed amount.