The U.S. scrap recycling industry reaches $117 billion in annual economic impact, and recycling-related legislation passes a key hurdle.
Details emerge on a recycling collection contract negotiation process in Columbus, Ohio, and a study finds millennials would sacrifice social media for seven days to boost recycling.
Chicago wants to better educate residents of a neighborhood posting a 6 percent diversion rate, and two reports calls on Michigan lawmakers to take steps to boost recycling.
Materials recovery facilities have long been vocal about the impacts they’re seeing from a shifting waste stream. A new group is now aiming to elevate the voice of compost operations in that conversation.
Plastic products sold in California with “biodegradable” and “compostable” printed on their labels cost Walmart nearly $1 million in a settlement earlier this month.
Switching to compostable food-service packaging can dramatically increase food scrap diversion rates, but only if it’s coupled with sufficient infrastructure and instruction. That was a chief takeaway from a study the Foodservice Packaging Institute released Jan. 19.
A leader in a German village vows to fight food scrap collection, and an online panel will discuss ways to reverse the U.K.’s falling recycling rate.