The City of Philadelphia and a maker of food scrap disposers have launched a project meant to gauge how well the devices could divert organics from landfills in the city.
A Pennsylvania community bucks the single-stream trend, and fewer Oregon grocery stores redeem beverage containers because more stand-alone centers are opening.
The U.S. officially withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Oklahoma community struggles with high rates of contamination in curbside carts.
An initiative emphasizes the job creation that recycling can bring, and a San Antonio facility is again ordered to vacate its premises due to alleged violations. Continue Reading
Some lawmakers say it’s time to update Pennsylvania’s 30-year-old recycling law, and an Indiana elementary school wins the Recycle-Bowl competition.
The U.S. scrap recycling industry reaches $117 billion in annual economic impact, and recycling-related legislation passes a key hurdle.
An analysis of the recycling programs of the 10 biggest cities in the U.S. shows single-stream collection is the norm – and foam polystyrene and plastic bags are being shooed away from carts.
Any time a government forces residents to change their behaviors, there’s the possibility of a strong pushback. But a recent webinar explored ways municipal officials can draft and implement mandatory recycling ordinances without drawing substantial resistance.
Despite a switch to single-stream collection a year ago, St. Paul, Minnesota has seen its recycling activity remain flat. The lack of growth seems to be a factor of lightweighting trends in packaging, a lack of markets for glass and continued reliance on bins.
Santa Fe, N.M. will make the switch to single-stream collection and processing with the help of a $125,000 grant from The Recycling Partnership. That sum will accompany other funding sources for the estimated $3.5 million cart rollout.