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Judge: Connecticut MRF to remain open during legal appeal

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The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) insisted chaos would ensue if Republic Services shut down the MRF, which sorts and markets hundreds of tons of recyclables each day. | Tiko Aramyan/Shutterstock

A Connecticut court has ruled that Republic Services can’t terminate a contract and shut down a MRF while the company’s dispute with a recycling authority is appealed.

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Lawsuit takes aim at Walmart’s plastic recycling labels

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A lawsuit from Greenpeace seeks to force Walmart to change its labeling and conduct a “corrective” advertising campaign. | nitpicker/Shutterstock

Environmental activist group Greenpeace this week accused Walmart of falsely labeling items as recyclable and asked a California court to compel the retailer to stop making the claims.

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Spat continues between Republic and Connecticut officials

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A judge has ruled that the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) must pay $1.1 million in damages to a subsidiary of Republic Services. | BCFC/Shutterstock

A Connecticut judge last month ordered a public authority to pay Republic Services damages in a MRF operations contract dispute. Soon after, the saga took another turn, with Republic indicating it’s set to bow out of the agreement altogether.

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Details emerge on scope of Closed Loop CRT cleanup

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A photo from consulting firm AECOM shows a view inside of 1655 Watkins Road in 2015, when Closed Loop still operated in the space.

Electronics recycling company Novotec will be paid up to $14 million to recycle or dispose of over 128 million pounds of materials from old TVs and monitors that were abandoned in warehouses in Ohio, newly released documents show.

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Public agency agrees to settle in e-scrap case

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An Iowa solid waste commission agreed to pay to help remove lead-containing glass and other electronic scrap from warehouses in Ohio. | mojo cp/Shutterstock

An Iowa solid waste commission recently agreed to pay nearly $240,000 to help fund the removal of materials from old TVs and computer monitors that were abandoned in Ohio.

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California accuses CVS of breaking bottle deposit rules

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CalRecycle alleges 81 out of CVS Pharmacy’s 848 California stores have not complied with state law. | Simone Hogan/Shutterstock

California regulators say retailer CVS hasn’t complied with bottle and can redemption requirements, and they’re seeking to force the company to fork over nearly $3.7 million.

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Former manager at ECUA charged with theft

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A former MRF manager is accused of stealing over $500,000 in commodity sales revenues. | Billion Photos/Shutterstock

A former MRF employee in Florida was charged with theft and fraud after selling recyclables and allegedly pocketing the money. The situation is one of at least two recent MRF fraud investigations.

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