Recycling News Feed Items

Disclaimer: All feeds ("RSS Feed") and/or their contents that ("Site") is displaying contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by various new agencies and other sources. The Site processes all information automatically using automated software without any human intervention or screening. Therefore the Site is not responsible for any (part) of this content. The copyright of the feeds' content belongs to its author or publisher.
The bill has been described as the strictest state bill of its kind in the country, and the only one to target paper bags. Trade groups are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to veto the legislation, but he is expected to sign it.
WasteExpo panelists from GFL Environmental, RRT Design & Construction and Machinex Technologies recently discussed a range of ongoing technology changes, with some speculating optical sorter adoption may have peaked.
Led by the Pacific Coast Collaborative, a growing voluntary agreement aims to support goals across the region through public-private partnerships and on-the-ground collaboration, as well as measurement and reporting metrics.
The proliferation of vape pens for nicotine and cannabis is the latest example of how embedded lithium-ion batteries are creating a safety risk for the sector. Advocates hope national and state policy proposals can change that.
Speakers at this year's WasteExpo said national Democratic victories would likely lead to an emphasis on climate change and PFAS regulations. Corporate and capital gains tax rates could also rise, with implications for M&A activity.
Catch up on coverage of sessions about federal elections, evolving approaches to technology, PFAS regulations, recycling policy and more.
Speakers at WasteExpo said surface water regulations for PFAS are next on the horizon, with scrutiny of stormwater and landfill gas not far off.
Though the city waited as long as it could for new markets to appear, international trade changes ultimately led public works officials to alter their approach to curbside recycling.
From collection vehicles to the back office, industry systems are evolving rapidly. National players may have more resources, but during a WasteExpo panel smaller companies said they can pivot more quickly.
Industry Dive is gearing up for the 2020 Dive Awards and we want to hear your ideas on the people, organizations and ESG initiatives that stood out. Submissions are open until 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 28.
During the virtual event, representatives from the U.S. EPA, New York Department of Sanitation and Waste Management discussed recent impacts to recycling, as well as signs for optimism around domestic markets.
After six-plus years on the job, Kathryn Garcia is considering a run for mayor. In an exit interview, she discourages further layoffs, forecasts more commercial waste zone delays and says "zero waste" by 2030 is likely unattainable.
The new partnership is the latest sign of major brands taking greater interest in circular solutions. It also marks an expansion beyond grocery for the ambitious reuse platform.
While observers are still parsing the details on MRF investments and material flows, some see the information as the latest sign that more can be done collectively to maximize national recycling activity.
Bay County commissioners recently voted to wind down operations at the facility and will shift disposal to a county-owned landfill. This marks the latest closure of an older facility as new mass burn capacity is slow to materialize.
The San Francisco-based technology company, founded last year, is looking to make its mark in the area by competing on price and following a familiar "Uber for trash" dream.
Last week’s Circularity 20 featured leaders from Loop, Algramo, CupClub and other new ventures looking to expand market share during a year of surprising resurgence for single-use items.
The Natural Resources Defense Council's Food Matters Initiative will help the chosen cities overcome common barriers to preventing food waste, including a lack of data and resources.
Natural gas-powered vehicles have been the industry's preferred form of alternative fuel for years, but while investments continue, 2020 is shaping up to be the year that electric breaks through.
A bill that would require 50% recycled content in plastic beverage containers is headed to the governor. Meanwhile, another major packaging effort failed as the clock ran down on this year's legislative session.