The North American product stewardship group Call2Recycle collected a program-best 12.6 million pounds of batteries in 2015, a 5 percent increase over previous-year figures.
The How2Recycle label, a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), celebrated many milestones in 2016, including a big boost from Walmart.
Innovators in the resin realm often get a bad rap for prioritizing functionality over recyclability. But according to one bioplastics executive, end-of-life is still top-of-mind for many companies developing cutting-edge materials.
North America’s two largest garbage and recycling companies say recovered materials values increased during the second quarter, giving them revenue boosts.
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) are providing recommendations to materials recovery facilities and municipalities to help them accurately track changing recycling streams and fluctuating market prices.