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Miscellaneous, Public Works

Apple Unveils New iPhone Recycling Robot

April 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Two years ago, Apple introduced Liam, an industrial robot with 29 arms designed to disassemble damaged and returned iPhones. Now, the company has unveiled Daisy, a new iPhone recycling robot that’s capable of taking apart 200 iPhones per hour and […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Berkeley, Calif., to Consider Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

The Berkeley, Calif., City Council will consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, which is aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware, at a hearing on April 24. “Single-use disposable foodware is a local and global problem, one with enormous […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

U.S. Compactor Monitoring Company Provides 200 Systems to Canadian Waste Partner

April 18, 2018

Via: Waste360

A U.S. compactor monitoring company has partnered with a waste and recycling management services provider to deliver more than 200 systems in Canada. The SmartTrash LLC compactor monitoring system, based in Emeryville, Calif., was created by an actual waste management […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

WestRock Acquires QRS Recycling

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

WestRock has expanded its recycling capabilities in Louisville, Ky., with the acquisition of QRS Recycling. QRS provides domestic solutions for pre-picked containers, paper and cardboard, metals, single stream and commercial dry waste. WestRock plans to consolidate its existing Louisville recycling […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Could Standardized Recycling Labels Be the Solution to Overcoming the Industry’s China Ban Woes?

April 16, 2018

Via: Waste360

China’s recently enacted waste import ban and contamination standard have caused many companies and individuals within the waste and recycling industry to scramble to find new homes for materials and new solutions for reducing contamination of recyclables. But Recycle Across […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Governments are Clamping Down on Organic Waste

April 12, 2018

Via: Waste360

Governments at all levels are setting aggressive goals to keep rotting organics out of the trash, and they are equally aggressive in how they reach for these fast-approaching targets. New York, for example, is pushing to implement residential composting citywide […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The “New” Economics of Recycling

March 30, 2018

Via: Waste360

Last week, I was on the keynote panel at the Carolina Recycling Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show. We were speaking about “The New Economics of Recycling.” As I noted in my presentation, the “new” economics of recycling are as […]


Miscellaneous, Public Works

Haulers in Central Oregon Will Collect Money to Help Those Battling Cancer

March 28, 2018

Via: Waste360

Bend Garbage & Recycling, Cascade Disposal, High Country Disposal, Prineville Disposal, Madras Sanitary Service and Wilderness Garbage, local haulers in Central Oregon, are taking part in the Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer (CAN Cancer) program, which raises money for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Industry Responds to China’s Announcement on Aluminum Scrap Tariffs

March 26, 2018

Via: Waste360

In response to China’s announcement that it intends to impose a 25 percent import tariff on aluminum waste and scrap, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the following statement: “In 2017, the United States exported more than $1.1 […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Mastering Recycling in Public Spaces

March 22, 2018

Via: Waste360

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 […]