An effort in Austin to collect clothes at the curb aims to bolster convenience for residents, but nonprofit groups say it does so at the expense of established social programs.
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), which operates the state’s container deposit program, announced it will pursue a refillable glass bottle program in partnership with local craft brewers.
A new materials recovery facility in San Diego is sorting single-stream material from commercial and multi-family sources. Fibers and films make up a substantial portion of those streams, necessitating a specially built sorting system.
Miniature liquor bottles are proposed for inclusion in a state’s bottle bill, and building tenants in Chicago make some noise after their landlords’ failure to provide recycling service.
Last year closed with record-setting numbers for battery collection and recycling in North America, according to stewardship group Call2Recycle.
Switching to compostable food-service packaging can dramatically increase food scrap diversion rates, but only if it’s coupled with sufficient infrastructure and instruction. That was a chief takeaway from a study the Foodservice Packaging Institute released Jan. 19.
Carton recycling is now available for 60 percent of U.S. households, meaning the packaging can begin carrying the “chasing arrows” symbol and “please recycle” text.
The U.S. officially withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Oklahoma community struggles with high rates of contamination in curbside carts.