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About Jared Paben

Jared Paben Associate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Glass contamination and regulations collide in California

Published: October 4, 2016
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glass / Joseph_Sohm, ShutterstockThe closing of container-redemption centers across California has meant dirtier downstream loads of recovered glass. Regulators are now adding emergency regulations to ensure that increased contamination doesn’t threaten the state’s glass recycling industry.

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Major investments announced for North American MRFs

Published: December 6, 2016
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Photo credit: Sven Eberlein

Photo credit: Sven Eberlein

Upgrades to a San Francisco materials recovery facility have boosted throughputs by nearly 40 percent and ensured the adaptability needed to confront an evolving ton. Recology, which operates the state-of-the-art facility, provided Resource Recycling with details of the major upgrade.

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Legislation in Congress targets food waste

Published: December 15, 2015
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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, talks with staff at We Compost It, which creates compost from residential and institutional food scraps.

A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to create a federal grant program providing up to $100 million a year to build large-scale composting and anaerobic digestion facilities.

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