Recycling News

How small cities are fighting to save recycling

Solutions to preserve access and reduce contamination are emerging from municipalities, partners and citizen-led efforts around the country.  >>

Bottle Bill update: Proposed bill takes cans out of grocery stores

Iowa Sen. Mark Segebart’s bill also increases the handling fee.  >>

Federal dollars to address lithium-ion challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy will dedicate millions of dollars to advance recycling of lithium-ion batteries.  >>

Low aluminum prices add to MRF woes

Recent price lows that are adding strife to already stressed residential recycling markets.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: l.i.n.k. magazine features 7 Rivers Recycling

In an edition devoted to recycling in the La Crosse area, Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler is highlighted.  >>

China approves larger volume of recovered fiber

The move suggests China’s government could be gearing up for higher OCC imports in 2019.  >>

Bin wrap study reveals pros and cons

Ottawa project tested capture rates at multi-family housing after wrapping receptacles with splashy graphics.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Mid-America’s Barry elected NRC chair

IRA co-founder will lead National Recycling Coalition board in 2019.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: SCISWA poster contest winners announced

Calendar’s theme “Less Bags, More Bugs” focuses on the impact of the public’s waste habits on the environment, specifically pollinators.  >>

China details scrap metal restrictions

China has announced plans to restrict imports of scrap aluminum, steel and copper starting July 1.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Vermont says SafeNetRx’s drug recycling program ‘makes sense’

State of Vermont considers contracting with SafeNetRx to collect and redistribute prescription drugs in the state.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: First Star Recycling upgrades plastics sorting capabilities

A Closed Loop Fund loan is helping company retrofit its materials recovery facility to better target PET and HDPE.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: TOMRA’s latest tech achieves 95% purity for glass from MSW

According to TOMRA, new technology achieves 95% purity at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Fort Dodge recycling center sells paper locally

North central Iowa center takes advantage of local markets, according to operations manager Jason Slinker.  >>