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.
The manager of a shuttered mixed-waste processing facility in Montgomery, Ala. said depressed commodity prices and low waste volumes doomed the project. Additionally, bankruptcy filings outline millions owed to creditors.
In a time of diminishing natural resources and increasing demand for goods, an economy based on repair, reuse and recycling makes sense from both an environmental and economic perspective. Recovery and reuse are much preferable to wanton consumption and subsequent disposal.
After months of negotiations between city officials and the owner of an idled, state-of-the-art mixed-waste processing center, there is hope that an agreement will be reached in the near future.
In a press release sent out this morning, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced that plans for the proposed Covanta mixed-waste materials recovery facility have been temporarily suspended.