More than 20 years after Philadelphia passed laws requiring businesses to recycle, there is little evidence the city is enforcing these rules or keeping track of how many businesses are complying with them.
An Oregon bottle law will make more types of beverage containers eligible to be traded in for cash in 2018. The law means that previously exempt containers such as coffee and tea bottles can now be redeemed for money.
In a bid to make recycling easier and more popular, Connecticut has standardized recycling rules across the state. The state government has set up a website spelling out what’s “in”—including pizza boxes and bottle caps that are still attached to the bottle—and what’s “out,” including shredded paper and plastic bags.
Every day, nearly 4,000 shipping containers full of recyclables leave U.S. ports for China. As of January 1, 2018, China is enforcing new standards that ban 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and mixed papers, and sets a much higher standard for contamination levels.
When Georgia-Pacific employees needed to reclaim 77,000 cubic yards of unused gypsum from an idle plant in Utah, they found a hay farmer who wanted clean gypsum to use as a soil amendment. The company tested samples and worked with local agencies to get approval for its use. Some of the gypsum […]
Crosstown Concourse, in Memphis, has just become the world’s largest building to be awarded LEED Platinum certification for historic adaptive reuse. Recycling was a major contributor to Crosstown’s achievement, with builders recycling over 65 million pounds of material, or 94 percent, of all the waste that was created during demolition and construction.
The first ever Global Recycling Day – March 18, 2018 – is an international initiative of the Bureau of International Recycling to raise awareness of the need to shift the global perception of what we consider waste.