Recycling News

Fiberglass recycling plant to open in Newton

Seattle-based Global Fiberglass Solutions will to create materials from recycled wind turbine blades and other products. Facility will employ 57.  >>

Solving the recycled plastics puzzle

Closed Loop Partners co-founder discusses challenges/solutions of moving from linear to circular plastics processing.  >>

SWANA: Chinese import ban diminishes/creates opportunities

Though consumer confidence could be reduced, ban could bring opportunties for recycling programs.  >>

Recycled electronic waste adds to cybersecurity concerns

As the fastest growing form of waste, e-waste can leave valuable data traceable.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Davenport recycling center adds jobs

Following switch to single stream, Scott Area Recycling Center is adding 11 new jobs to support 250% increase.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste teams up with … goats

Agency uses goats to clear vegetation in preparation for planting prairie.  >>

Carton-sorting robot heads to Minnesota MRF

Pilot project takes step toward artificial intelligence on single-stream sort lines.  >>

96% of consumers expect to be able to recycle glass

Glass Recycling Commission surveys public sector reps, glass industry professionals and MRFs.  >>

Recycle ‘Right,’ Not First

Solid waste agencies rethink what constitutes “successful” recycling.  >>

Congressman pushes for more recycling funding

Recycling reduces burden of waste disposal on vulnerable populations, says U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.  >>