A recent survey revealed Massachusetts residents were committed to recycling but that they didn’t have a firm grasp on what should be put in the bin.
Leaders in Canada’s largest city have approved a goal of diverting 70 percent of residential materials from landfill by 2026.
National parks welcome more than 300 million visitors each year, but less than half of those people actually separate their recyclables from their trash before leaving.
Curbside recycling can put additional collection trucks on the road. But the recycling process ultimately brings environmental benefits that far outweigh the extra vehicle emissions, according to a study from Waste Management.
Food processors, farms and municipalities all have felt pressures to send less organic material to landfills. They could eventually get help from a startup in California that is turning organics into biodegradable plastic.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expanding its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, allowing the commercial and institutional sector to make more informed choices about materials management.