One publication examines what a “Brexit” could mean for waste diversion efforts in the U.K., and Unifi expands global distributions of its recycled-content fiber.
Lower recovered metals prices hurt revenue at a waste-to-energy company, and a group urges a major magazine to use recycled paper.
When it comes to plastic bag legislation, 2017 may be the storm after the storm. After the high-profile battle over California’s statewide plastic bag ban, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills related to bags this year.
The head of California’s recycling department rejected a stewardship group’s carpet recycling plan, putting at risk carpet sales in the state of 40 million people.
For years, Florida has prohibited local bans on plastic bags and EPS food-service products – or has it? A state judge recently ruled that the prohibition no longer applies and, in response, one city has passed a plastic bag ban.
The California legislature passed a bill requiring beverage companies to publicly report the amount of post-consumer PET they use. And a separate piece of legislation sent to the governor extends a plastics-recycling subsidy programs for one year.
A contamination-reduction campaign draws an angry response from some residents, and New York City approves a ban on polystyrene foam food-service items (again).
Houston council members approve a contract continuing curbside recycling but jettisoning glass, and newspapers resist joining British Columbia’s printed paper and packaging stewardship group.
Regulators in California bring the hammer down on a Los Angeles-area redemption center for alleged labor law violations, and Minnesota moves to revoke a metals recycling company’s air quality permit.