The U.S. scrap recycling industry reaches $117 billion in annual economic impact, and recycling-related legislation passes a key hurdle.
Starting in October, shoppers in America’s largest city will be charged a nickel for each paper or plastic bag they are given at checkout.
Seattle collectors will no longer be allowed to flip the lid on residential garbage cans to look for banned compostables.
Residents receive gold lids for their recycling carts to reward stellar efforts, and The Recycling Partnership helps roll out carts in a New England city.
A bill introduced in Ontario would implement full extended producer responsibility for paper and packaging products as the province pushes to increase diversion rates and combat climate change.
Ann Arbor, Mich. may be trucking its single-stream material to a materials recovery facility in Ohio for the foreseeable future. That’s because it isn’t ready to invest more than $2 million into its MRF, which is in need of repairs and upgrades.
The City of Ann Arbor, Mich. recently terminated a processing contract with ReCommunity, alleging safety concerns. But a ReCommunity executive says the municipality was just trying to get out of a deal that was no longer producing financial returns.
Local governments are saving money through their participation in statewide paint stewardship programs, according to the Product Stewardship Institute.
“It’s been a resounding success,” said Robert Costanzo, engineering and operations manager for Surrey, British Columbia.