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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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Public agency agrees to settle in e-scrap case

Published: January 21, 2020
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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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