Washington, D.C. will join the ranks of a select few municipalities next year when it begins accepting a wider array of food-service packaging for recycling, including paper-based coffee cups.
Small collection facilities that run their recyclables through compactors before shipping them to larger processing centers can realize considerable cost savings, a Canadian organization has shown.
New York City’s waste management systems have seen a lot of change since the 1800s, when all materials were loaded onto a barge, taken into the ocean and dumped overboard. That system is currently transforming once again.
Thousands of tons of materials were seized during a raid in the Chinese province of Guangdong last week. It’s the latest enforcement action taken as part of China’s ongoing campaign to combat low-quality recovered-material imports.
In President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, EPA funding is cut by one-third. This would result in the elimination of over 50 programs, including the Sustainable Materials Management program and the Waste Reduction Model.