A town in Iowa looks to remove glass from its curbside stream, and a Southern California city renews a contract with Waste Management.
Ontario lawmakers last week passed a bill mandating producers to pay the full costs of recycling printed paper and packaging. However, many specifics of the recovery system, which will target a wide range of plastic products, have yet to be determined.
A processing contract in Iowa is expected to boost one county’s recycling tipping fee by 88 percent, and plans for a recycling facility in New Jersey have been shelved over toxic chemical concerns.
Houston’s move to remove glass from the curbside stream kills a planned multi-million-dollar industry investment there, according to an executive at glass processing company Strategic Materials.
As we examine the challenges of the nation’s recycling landscape, it’s good to keep in mind two basic truths: There will always be a huge segment of the population that insists on opportunities to recycle. And recycling is here to stay.