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Public Utilities, Waste Management

NYC Electronics Recycling Program Exceeds 20M Pounds of E-waste

December 13, 2018

Via: Waste360

New York City’s electronics recycling program, including the ecycleNYC residential e-waste collection program, a joint effort by the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY), Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) and proactive manufacturers, has now collected and recycled more than […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Partnership Allows Two Million Residents to Recycle Paper Cups

December 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

Approximately two million U.S. residents can now recycle hot and cold paper beverage cups thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). By adding paper cups to its list of acceptable items for recycling, the city of Denver […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Holiday Recycling Woes are Upon Us

December 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

As the influx of holiday deliveries is underway, this holiday season, some of those gift boxes won’t actually end up being recycled—even as the general public wishes to keep more waste out of landfills. This year marks the first holiday […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Paper Destined for Recycling Diverted to Landfill in Des Moines, Iowa

December 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ever since China tightened its restrictions on the materials it would accept, cities across the U.S. have been having trouble offloading various recycled materials. Take Des Moines, Iowa, for example, where about 20 tons of paper a day ended up […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Could Global Challenges End Recycling as We Know It?

November 29, 2018

Via: Waste360

Could this be the beginning of the end for recycling as we know it? Some experts say it’s possible, unless things change. Ever since China placed a ban on much of the recyclable solid waste that is sent from the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NASA Tests Recycling in Space

November 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), astronauts have been able to do 3D printing in space since 2014, but they haven’t been able to recycle parts and tools they no longer need. Until now. A new science […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Las Vegas Casinos Work to Reduce Food Waste

November 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

From adjusting buffet hours to using smaller portions, several casinos in Las Vegas are ramping up their efforts to reduce food waste. MGM Resorts International and Three Square Food Bank have undertaken a banquet food rescue program that is still […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Deadline for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 Extended

November 26, 2018

Via: Waste Management World

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 have extended the entry deadline for all eight award categories until Friday 14 December 2018 due to a flurry of last-minute entries. Judges for the competition were also unveiled and include Willemijn […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Total Reclaim Owners Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud in E-waste Scam

November 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

The owners of a company in Seattle, which was paid millions to safely recycle electronics for the city, pleaded guilty last week in a U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Jeff Zirkle, 55, and Craig Lorch, 61, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Colgate-Palmolive Accepts “All In On Recycling” Challenge

November 20, 2018

Via: Waste360

Global consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive is joining The Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation’s recycling challenge, “All In On Recycling.” Colgate’s support of The Recycling Partnership is part of the All In On Recycling challenge, which kicked off with a $10 […]