Jared Paben | Resource Recycling

For decades, the recycling world has relied on weight-based recycling goals to drive materials recovery and, with it, reduce environmental harm. more »

Aug 29, 2016 7:22 AM News

Leaders in Canada's largest city have approved a goal of diverting 70 percent of residential materials from landfill by 2026. more »

Aug 29, 2016 7:15 AM Features

Major consumer brands say they could use nearly 300 million pounds of post-consumer polypropylene for non-food-contact applications over the next few years. more »

Aug 29, 2016 6:45 AM News

Manufacturers opposing California's statewide plastic bag ban have raised more than four times as much money as ban supporters. more »

Aug 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

Glass recycling in Georgia has taken a beating in the public eye as of late, with some programs pushing to remove bottles and jars from curbside carts and media reports questioning glass recycling's value. more »

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM News

Curbside recycling can put additional collection trucks on the road. But the recycling process ultimately brings environmental benefits that far outweigh the extra vehicle emissions, according to a study from Waste Management. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:09 PM News

Auditors have started conducting surprise visits of R2-certified facilities outside North America to see whether they're following R2 standards. more »

Aug 12, 2016 9:12 AM News

A leaching method can effectively extract precious metals from e-scrap without using toxic chemicals, the product's creator said. more »

Aug 12, 2016 8:34 AM News

A processing operation in Singapore has become the first e-Stewards-certified location in Southeast Asia. more »

Aug 8, 2016 6:32 PM News

New York state will provide a temporary injection of money to help local governments manage e-scrap collections and recycling. more »

Aug 5, 2016 9:28 AM News

The NWRA and SWANA are providing recommendations to materials recovery facilities and municipalities to help them accurately track changing recycling streams and fluctuating market prices. more »

Aug 3, 2016 8:57 AM News

Oregon, the first state to launch a beverage container deposit program, will also be the first in the U.S. to increase its deposit amount. more »

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM News

Vermont's law mandating that producers fund the takeback and recycling of single-use batteries has helped significantly boost battery collections in the state. more »

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM News

In its first full year of operation, British Columbia's printed paper and packaging recycling program notched a 77 percent recovery rate, beating the target set by the government. more »

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

California will boost the sums consumers pay when they buy new display devices, ensuring the solvency of a state fund backing e-scrap recycling. more »

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM News

Product lightweighting is preventing manufacturers from increasing e-scrap collection volumes in Canada's most populous province. more »

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

A Maine-based company that offers an automated system for collecting containers and redeeming deposits is extending its reach. more »

Jul 8, 2016 1:20 PM News

Ontario lawmakers last week passed a bill mandating producers to pay the full costs of recycling printed paper and packaging. However, many specifics of the recovery system have yet to be determined. more »

Jun 10, 2016 2:42 PM News

Through its use of a catalyst in a patented process, a Canadian company is recycling PE and PP into a variety of industrial waxes. more »

Jun 8, 2016 11:46 AM News

When Energizer developed a battery with 4 percent recycled content, company officials agonized over whether to market the achievement to the public. The concern was the 4 percent figure would leave consumers asking, "Why not more?" more »

May 5, 2016 7:00 AM Features

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