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Recycling and composting bills pass Senate

Published: August 1, 2022
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The industry-supported bills would establish a grant program and mandate better reporting. | Orhan Cam/Shutterstock

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed two bills that would improve rural recycling and composting accessibility as well as boost data collection, sending the legislation to the House for a vote.

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Recycle BC reports jump in recovery rates

Published: August 1, 2022
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For the second year in a row, Recycle BC observed “significant growth” in collected metric tons, with a 17% increase over the past two years. | Lightspring/Shutterstock

British Columbia’s paper and plastic packaging collection rates have rebounded after pandemic-related challenges, reaching a record-high recovery rate of just over 94%.

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$80M recycled pulp plant breaks ground on East Coast

Published: July 6, 2022
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Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake is building a pulping mill in Chesapeake, Va. that will bring in mixed paper and OCC bales. | Courtesy of Bulk Handling Systems

A pulping plant that will consume mixed paper and OCC is now under construction in Virginia. Meanwhile, Sonoco has started testing recycling of plastic-lined paper cups. Continue Reading

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How new California law is ‘putting the industry on notice’

Published: July 6, 2022
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New legislation evokes varied reactions among industry and activists. | Michael Warwick/Shutterstock

Industry leaders mostly expressed support for California’s recently signed extended producer responsibility bill, though some said they still had concerns about its far reach. Continue Reading

How different diversion systems stack up on GHG emissions

Published: July 26, 2022
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Using 2014 data from the U.S. EPA, researchers examined GHG benefits of recycling. | Lawrence Glass/Shutterstock

A new life cycle assessment quantifies the impacts of different curbside collection scenarios, concluding that a typical single-stream recycling program reduces overall emissions by almost 40% when compared with simply landfilling the material.

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Steel Dynamics to build $2.2B aluminum recycling complex

Published: July 26, 2022
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A $2.2 billion investment will bring aluminum recycling facilities to the Southwestern and Southeastern United States and north-central Mexico. | Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

A metals manufacturer is planning to build a massive aluminum flat rolled mill in North America to supply the automotive and packaging industries with recycled-content material.

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Publishing and events firm buys Waste Dive parent for $389M

Published: July 26, 2022
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Informa’s acquisition of Industry Dive means further consolidation of the waste and recycling news space. | fizkes/Shutterstock

Waste and recycling publications Waste Dive and Waste360 will share the same ownership following the completion of a recently announced acquisition deal.

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