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TerraCycle and brands sued over recycling claims

Published: July 27, 2021
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The lawsuit alleges TerraCycle is enabling brand owners to mislead the public on the recyclability of their products. | photo_gonzo / Shutterstock

A nonprofit environmental organization is suing TerraCycle and several major brands, saying the companies are misleading consumers about the recyclability of their products through mail-in collection programs. TerraCycle’s CEO discussed the company’s labeling in an interview.

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Plastics giants snatch up plants from recycled PET processor

Published: June 2, 2021
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CarbonLITE's Dallas recycling facility featuring BHS equipment.

Equipment in CarbonLite’s Dallas PET recycling facility. Indorama Ventures submitted the high bid to acquire the plant during an auction this week.

As part of a bankruptcy case, DAK Americas, Indorama Ventures and The Sterling Group have submitted the high bids to acquire CarbonLite’s PET recycling facilities.

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Idled mill may be restarted to produce recycled packaging

Published: May 11, 2021
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An idled newsprint mill in Washington state was auctioned recently, and the new owner may convert the plant so that it consumes post-consumer fiber. | safakcakir / Shutterstock

Plans are in the early stages to reopen a shuttered Washington state newsprint mill and convert it for packaging production using recycled fiber.

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Republic and MIRA reach contract settlement

Published: February 23, 2021
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The settlement is the latest chapter in a long-running contract dispute between the two entities. | Aerial Mike/Shutterstock

A Connecticut recycling authority will pay Republic Services $1.3 million, and Republic agreed to continue running the authority’s MRF for a couple more months, as part of a legal settlement.

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Judge: Connecticut MRF to remain open during legal appeal

Published: December 22, 2020
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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

Published: December 15, 2020
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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

Published: December 8, 2020
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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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The details on Apple’s lawsuit against recycling processor

Published: October 13, 2020
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Apple alleges its damages total $30 million Canadian, deriving from lost profits from gray-markets sales and injury to Apple’s brand image and trademarks. | IRENE COLL INGLES/Shutterstock

Computer giant Apple claims that devices it sent to a Canadian electronics recycling company for destruction were mismanaged and resold.

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Details emerge on scope of Closed Loop CRT cleanup

Published: May 27, 2020
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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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