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A look at recycling’s role in fight against climate change

Published: August 16, 2016
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Apartment Recycling Bins / Wally_Stemberger, ShutterstockCurbside recycling can put additional collection trucks on the road. But the recycling process ultimately brings environmental benefits that far outweigh the extra vehicle emissions, according to a study from Waste Management.

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How California is bringing on universal organics collection

Published: January 28, 2020
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In its regulations, CalRecycle put the regulatory burden on local officials, who must ensure homes and businesses are provided with – and actively use – food scraps and yard debris collection services. | SaskiaAcht/Shutterstock

Local governments in California must ensure residents and businesses have organics collection service, under rules finalized by state regulators recently.

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Dispatches from Europe: Getting tough on food waste

Published: September 13, 2016
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Clarissa MorawskiFood waste has become an increasingly hot topic in recent months and for good reason. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion metric tons – ends up as waste each year.

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Israeli business says it wants the material MRFs reject

Published: October 15, 2019
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UBQ currently operates in Israel but is eyeing Virginia as a possible location for a large-scale facility. | Courtesy of UBQ Materials

A nascent company that makes a composite material from the non-recycled waste stream is looking to site a processing plant in the U.S.

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