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Among the issues identified by the recycling organizations, there are several key areas in which a legislative initiative in terms of infrastructure could have a major impact on the recycling industry. - Increased use of recycled material in infrastructure products to increase demand. Government procurement ...
Instead, the circularity conversation in the fashion industry tends to focus primarily on reducing waste and, more specifically, recycling clothing. Take a look at the Global Fashion Agenda and their call to action for a circular fashion system: "By acting now," says the agenda, "the fashion industry can lead ...

There's 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. That means there's enormous potential for recycling -- and yet, most of us keep our old electronics at home. Lately, there's been a lot of interest in old electronics. gold mines
Recycling revenues, which make up about 9 percent of the company's revenue pie were hurt. But Waste Management's hauling and landfill businesses were strong. Overall, revenues in the first quarter totalled $3.5 billion, up 2 percent year over year. In the press release, Fish said "the traditional ... markets
"Recycling is a proven nonpartisan issue, and it should be emphasized now more than ever," Stanislaus said in an interview with Resource Recycling. "It offers economic value and local job creation in places that need that job creation, so it should be a win-win-win. I'm not sure the current leadership ...
"China will not disappear" as a recycling market, he noted, "but they are going through a transformation stage. This is a structural change. ... A modestly optimistic view was offered by Vinod Singh, outreach manager at Far West recycling, an operator of MRFs in Oregon. Far West is looking at ...

A fire late Sunday destroyed an historic warehouse used by S. Slesnick Co. recycling center off Third Street SE. The company resumed routine business operations Monday morning, as crews demolished what was left of the brick building where a train delivered President William McKinley's body in 1901.
From the kitchen table to the editorial pages, people have been debating the merits of recycling for decades. Does it really save energy and money? Can I recycle that yogurt cup or juice box? At the same time, recycling technology and global markets have evolved quickly, leaving some ...
"Computers, tablets, monitors, laptops cell phones, all kinds of stuff," said Jack Doerr, the President of Nebraska Recycling. Nebraska Recycles partnered with First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln to host an electronics recycling event. It gave people like Mike Flowers a chance to dump some of ...
AMHERST — With the Sustainability Festival taking place on the Town Common Saturday, the town's recycling coordinator is in the midst of a program encouraging college students to do more recycling. Miriam Kaplan said she has been joined by Ruth Rohde, an intern from the University of Massachusetts ...
Mysterious white squares? Blue bags only for recycling? CLOSE. Readers ask about odd white squares appearing on area roads, and why Waste Pro won't take recycling in clear bags anymore. John Boyle/jboyle@citizen-times.com.
The biannual Estes Recycles Day will include electronic recycling. With the assistance of Rocky Mountain Dumpsters we collect equipment and transport it to Ecocycle CHaRM where they dismantle the equipment and send all recyclable materials to proper disposal. Eco-Cycle and Blue Star Recyclers ...
At Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School, a class of 22 fourth graders helped their entire school win the state division of a nationwide recycling competition. Recycle-Bowl is a one-month competition for elementary, middle and high school students nationwide to collect the most recyclable materials.
A new initiative at Liberty University aims to improve recycling rates across campus. The goal is to lift LU's recycling rate from 25 percent to 40 percent by the year 2020. “I know they've been recycling for a long time, but it needs to be stepped up to the next level,” said Tracey Norvelle, director of grounds for ...
Americans waste millions of tons of outdated electronics each year, according to researchers. Fortunately, there are options to start recycling your old electronics, oftentimes for free, in the Kansas City metro. Best Buy and Office Depot have e-waste recycling programs at their locations. According to Trevor ...
A free e-recycling event sponsored by Mayor Lovely Warren, Senator Joe Robach, the Rochester City Council and Spectrum was held on Saturday at Capelli Sports Stadium. It allowed residents to safely dispose unwanted and outdated electronics. Among the accepted items were laptops, desktops, ...
MERIDEN — Fire Department officials have completed the on-scene portion of their investigation of Friday's fire which left a local auto recycling building a “total loss.” “We've got a lot of information, we've just got to sit down and piece it all together,” said Meriden Fire Marshal Steven Trella. The fire began at ...

Loyola's residency halls will soon become a lot more eco-friendly. This year, Loyola became one of the 50 schools, universities, government agencies and other community organizations that Keep America Beautiful awarded the 2017 Coca-Cola Public Space Recycling Grant. Keep America Beautiful, a ...
We are concerned that Republic Services' recent announced ban on plastics types 3 through 7 will have a negative effect on residents' recycling efforts. Meridian and Boise are considering “orange bag programs” to collect the banned plastics and send them to a Salt Lake City company to be turned into ...
Fire crews in Camden are battling a two-alarm fire at a recycling facility. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Ferry Avenue. Upon arrival, crews noticed heavy black smoke coming from the recycling building. A large pile of waste material had caught fire. The fire was placed under ...
RAM Recycling started collecting glass from commercial clients this month and plans to add residential collection. RAM wants to have 100 commercial customers by the end of its first six months, said owner Rachael Martin. The company is in discussion with Greenville County and the City of Greenville to ...
This year, with assistance from long-time school volunteer Janice Dunne, a member of the Go Green team at Stockton United Methodist Church, students went beyond small projects and on their own became entrepreneurs, market specialists and experts in recycling and plastics. Adding to the mix was a ...
Most e-waste recycling firms focus on recovering useful metals like gold, silver, copper and palladium, which can be used to manufacture other products. But nonmetal parts like fibreglass and resins, which make up the bulk of cellphones' printed circuit boards, are generally discarded because they're less ...
Phoenix fire crews were battling a fire at a paper recycling facility Friday afternoon, officials said. The Phoenix Fire Department said crews responded a little after 1:30 p.m. at the Waste Management Deer Valley Transfer Station at 22nd Avenue and Deer Valley Road. Phoenix fire Capt. Rob McDade said ...
Joining a pioneering recycling effort in the state, the town and a for-profit business will offer curbside pickup of clothing, textiles and some household goods. Starting on April 2, residents may place used clothing, shoes, sheets, blankets and other items in pink bags alongside their recycling bins. Ohio-based ...
Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny said crews responded to the warehouse at the corner of 34th Street and Fourth Avenue about 9 a.m. Workers at the facility sort materials collected by the City of Tampa's weekly curbside recycling collection, and told investigators the fire began in a container full ...
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A new partnership between Kent County's sheriff and the Department of Public Works places jail inmates in minimum-wage jobs at the county's recycling facility. Department of Public Works Director Dar Baas said the line processor positions at the Kent County Recycling and ...
The study's abstract, published in Green Chemistry, says the recycling method (which involves pressurizing degraded particles and then heat-treating them in a process called "annealing") is non-destructive, environmentally friendly and can work with batteries in different stages of degradation. Chen told ...
San Diego allows residents to place expanded polystyrene food ware containers in the curbside recycling bins. This is not a viable option. The city contracted HF&H Consultants as an objective third party group to determine if curb-side pickup of expanded polystyrene was feasible. The results from multiple ...
CINCINNATI -- A boom from River Metals Recycling Monday afternoon shook Joe Hall's home across State Avenue and sent thick clouds of smoke billowing into the sky. Firefighters arrived to find two large piles of scrap metal on fire, according to Cincinnati Fire Department District Chief Jason Vollmer.
A new metal recycling facility has opened in Battle Creek, and it's willing to pay for cars. “We're opening up in multiple cities,” said Michael Bassirpour, president of GLR Advanced Recycling, which opened a facility on North Raymond Road in Battle Creek on March 12. “Battle Creek was one of them ...
Cincinnati fire crews fought a large fire that followed a possible explosion at River Metals Recycling in the 1900 block of State Ave. on Monday afternoon. A large, black cloud of smoke could be seen stretching from South Fairmount through the Mill Creek Valley working its way south toward the Ohio River.
In the nature vs. nurture debate, Betty Winkworth thinks her recycling passions stem from her environment. That's not to say the longtime Mankato resident doesn't naturally feel inclined to be environmentally conscious. Winkworth, a local leader when it comes to DIY recycling and composting, believes she's ...
After owning a bead shop for 20 years, Leawood resident Kathy Corbin knew more than a little about making jewelry. Now, she's using that skill on behalf of people approaching the end of their lives. Corbin repairs and fashions jewelry for Top Drawer, an upscale resale boutique in the Ranch Mart ...
PLEASANT VALLEY — Disagreements arose at last week's Pleasant Valley City Council meeting after a proposal to change waste removal services and add curbside recycling, and a public forum was scheduled for next month on the issue. The proposal came at council's March 20 meeting, at which time ...
Recycling -- we all know we should do it, but after those items leave our curb, what comes next? The Kent County Recycling and Education Center on Wealthy Street has an amazing program to inform young and old alike about the power, and the necessity, of recycling. "How many of you recycle?" Lauren ...
GREENFIELD — An anonymous letter questioning the trash and recycling collection protocols at Oak Courts has become an educational moment for Greenfield Housing Authority Executive Director Daniel Finn. While Finn believed Oak Courts had been recycling, because they have paid for the services ...
Because of a recycling market shakeup spurred by regulation changes in China, Friedman Recycling officials have said they've had to hire more personnel at their El Paso recycling plant to better weed out non-recyclable material. Along with that, they've sought a payment increase from both El Paso and ...
The way we think about gas stations is about to change. As the world transitions to electric vehicles, the sneakerheads at Reebok have completely reimagined the gas pump experience altogether. Reebok announces that, “more cars are relying on electricity instead of gasoline for energy. … So what do you ...
GARDEN CITY - Recycling is changing around the country thanks to China's move to significantly reduce the recyclables it will accept. Republic Services announced it will no longer accept plastics numbered 3-7. Now, there's news Garden City is doing away with recycling altogether. Mayor John Evans ...
Nashville Mayor David Briley asked Metro Public Works officials to formulate plans and specific costs for making curbside recycling collection a bi-weekly service during a March 22 budget hearing. The goal would be to offer this service in 2020, as reported by the Tennesseean. Public works officials believe ...
"The time is right," Public Works Director Dennis Barron said Thursday. "It's not just a cost-saving effort for the city, but clearly it is the right thing to do for the environment." Currently, the city provides residential customers with two 18-gallon bins for recycling. The bins are picked up on regular garbage pickup ...
While recycling at home, work or school comes with challenges, it's relatively straightforward. Recycling in less-familiar public spaces isn't, however, and it presents unique hurdles. “You can get information to people about curbside recycling, for instance, which they tend to retain. The process rarely ...
Plastic film products include saran wrap, produce bags from grocery stores, six–pack rings, ziplock bags and air pillows from packaging. In Ithaca, plastic film cannot be put on the curbside with other recycling, because it cannot be processed by the machines that sort single–stream recycling, Allen-Gil said.
St. Paul's revamped collection program has boosted recycling across the city, though it has fallen short of projections and the city's recycling contractor faces penalties for missed pickups. More than 22,000 tons were collected after the program launched in early 2017, up about 13 percent from 2016, ...
To keep old beds out of landfills, the city of Springfield will start accepting mattresses and box springs at two recycling facilities. The city says the previously unavailable service will begin Friday at the Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center at 3020 S. Lone Pine Ave. and the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, 3545 ...
But not recycling the items that bottle drops can't currently take is troubling to residents. “It is distressing to me, because I know that it shouldn't be this way. We should be able to recycle everything that we're using. We're supposed to be stewards of our world,” said one resident. Another resident, Pam Freed, ...
"In addition, rivers become less polluted if less wastewater is returned to them. So it has advantages for both for quantity and quality of water." The president of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga, also sees "recycling and reuse of wastewater as an important mechanism for tackling water shortages." ...
Fremont County Public Works Director Brandon Harris made the announcement during the Fremont County Commissioner's weekly meeting held earlier this month at the courthouse. “We're looking at the financial side. Somewhere a decision has to be made if the recycling is subsidized. Right now, we are ...
From 7-8 November 2018, RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund will take place in parallel with SOLIDS Dortmund at Messe Dortmund. Experts from diverse industrial fields will meet once again at RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund, the expert trade show for recycling technologies. As a business and innovation platform the ...


 

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