Lower recovered metals prices hurt revenue at a waste-to-energy company, and a group urges a major magazine to use recycled paper.
A Canadian foam processing company receives a major injection of capital, and San Antonio hopes fines will get people in the mood to recycle.
The Canadian city of Edmonton has been forced to eat its paper-recycling investment – millions of dollars – after the company it partnered with went bankrupt and no other firms stepped up to take over the plant.
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.
A new materials recovery facility in San Diego is sorting single-stream material from commercial and multi-family sources. Fibers and films make up a substantial portion of those streams, necessitating a specially built sorting system.
The number of deaths among refuse and recyclable materials collectors went up last year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 33 people were killed in 2015.
A Denver-based recycling and waste collection company is now sending broken glass from its materials recovery facility to a specialized glass processing facility instead of disposal.