For two decades, Call2Recycle reported year-over-year increases in batteries collected for recycling. That winning streak came to an end last year, with a variety of factors contributing to a slight drop.
Two midsize jurisdictions are joining a program that collects plastics not currently accepted for recycling and sends them to energy recovery facilities. However, an environmental group is speaking out against the development.
Experts predict large-format lithium-ion batteries will show up more regularly in the waste stream in the coming years as their use grows in vehicles. A Canadian company is looking at the trend as an opportunity.
This story has been updated.
Three organizations are pushing to have their packaging types accepted at MRFs, but six nonprofit recycling groups are pushing back.