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Some recycling stakeholders have argued for more source separation to bolster material quality. Now, a lawmaker in the country’s largest state is joining the call.
Waste and recycling industry safety has received elevated attention in recent years as injuries and fatalities have risen. Despite collaboration and the heightened focus, the numbers show little improvement.
Canada’s capital tested whether wrapping receptacles with splashy graphics of recyclables can improve capture rates and reduce contamination. The move can be effective, but such a strategy also has limitations.
The Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) recently looked into the efficiency of using collection-vehicle drivers to pick out contamination and other approaches that could lead to cleaner streams of recyclables.
Hurricane Florence has forced programs to suspend collection and led haulers to remind residential customers about proper storm debris management. At least one packaging giant has been significantly impacted by the hurricane. Continue Reading