Recycling News

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.  >>

UK survey: Millenials least likely to recycle

UK survey aligns with earlier US studies. Among reasons millenials don’t recycle: Confusion over what can be recycled.  >>

Plastic bottles: Production climbs, recycling drops

U.S. PET bottle recycling rate dropped to 28.4 percent in 2016, as volume of new containers placed in the market grew.  >>

Recycling advocate calls for expansion of Bottle Bill

Gazette coverage >>
KWWL coverage >>

Resource Recycling covers impacts of China ban

OCC prices fall  >>
Local programs feel impact  >>
US government takes interest  >>
Weathering the storm  >>

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.  >>