Recycling News

ISU Consortium finds new uses for recycled plastic

The Polymer and Food Protection Consortium creates technology to help some of the world’s best-known corporations use recycled plastics.  >>

Proposed legislation will expand Iowa’s Bottle Bill

Introduced by Republican Rep. Andy McKean and Democrat Rep. Chuck Isenhart, legislation would expand the Bottle Bill to cover water, juice and sports drink bottles.  >>

State report shows decreased redemption rate

Iowa DNR discusses recycling changes revealed in its latest Waste Characterization Study.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Ripple Glass starts commercial recycling program

Kansas City glass recycler rolls out new “direct service” program for area bars, restaurants and other businesses.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Can Shed hosts lawmakers

State representatives tour Can Shed and discuss effects of proposed changes to Iowa’s bottle deposit law.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Scott Co. to solicit proposals for organics-collection study

Food waste recycling may be next innovation for the county.  >>

Carton recycling progress

49 states, 62% of households now have access. Chinese import restrictions won’t impact progress.  >>

Scrap paper: China shifts contamination restrictions

New threshold increases from 0.3% to 1%. Current standsards are 1.5%. News comes after several months of uncertainty.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: UI launches “Tiny Trash” program

New program involves attaching a tiny trash can to the side of existing waste baskets. The latter are then transformed into recycling bins.  >>