The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is studying the local waste stream to understand how to make better use of the $40 million worth of materials currently heading to landfill.
Some California beverage redemption centers report more difficulties, and we look at the presidential candidates’ recycling bon mots and bonafides.
Paper giant Cascades closes a Maine mill consuming recovered fiber, and Winnipeg notches a high recycling rate but receives more missed pick-up complaints.
A pair of bills in Massachusetts could have some impact on recovery. One mandates reductions in statewide per-capita waste generation and another requires state government offices to divert a host of materials.
Saying a material can’t be thrown away isn’t a guarantee it will be recycled. That’s a takeaway from the cardboard landfill ban Fort Collins, Colo. imposed in 2013.