Some lawmakers say it’s time to update Pennsylvania’s 30-year-old recycling law, and an Indiana elementary school wins the Recycle-Bowl competition.
A new MRF is making some money and extending the life of a landfill, and the European Union’s elected body approves aggressive recycling targets.
Last year closed with record-setting numbers for battery collection and recycling in North America, according to stewardship group Call2Recycle.
Pratt Industries sets a one-day recycled paper production record, and some Canadian grocery stores take aim at waste by eliminating packaging altogether.
Vermont’s law mandating that producers fund the takeback and recycling of single-use batteries has helped significantly boost battery collections in the state. Meanwhile, collections are trending upward across the U.S. and Canada, according to Call2Recycle.
When Energizer developed a battery with 4 percent recycled content, company officials agonized over whether to market the achievement to the public. The concern was the 4 percent figure would leave consumers asking, “Why not more?”
An artificially intelligent optical sortation device has started sorting some of the millions of pounds of batteries collected across the U.S. by stewardship group Call2Recycle.