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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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