Jessica Lyons | Environmental Leader

Recycling blended textiles is a huge challenge because no commercially viable separation, sorting and recycling technologies are available for many of the most popular materials, such as cotton and polyester blends. more »

Sep 22, 2016 9:00 AM News

IBM researchers today said they have identified a chemical catalyst that creates cheaper, biodegradable plastics from plants such as palm trees and beets that can be used to make a range of products, from eating utensils to medical devices. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM News

The EPA today released final standards for new and modified municipal solid waste landfills and emission guidelines for existing landfills. more »

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM News

The construction industry produces a huge amount of waste. In the US alone, about 40 percent of solid waste comes from construction and demolition (C&D). more »

Jul 8, 2016 8:09 PM News

The main technologies used in modern recycling plants, also known as materials recovery facilities (MRFs), are being successfully integrated into new mixed waste processing facilities (MWPFs). more »

Jun 4, 2016 5:02 PM News

The Closed Loop Fund announced its latest investment last week: a $1.5 million in Lakeshore Recycling Systems. The investment allowed the recycling company to bring a material recovery facility to Chicago — the city’s first. more »

Mar 21, 2016 7:00 PM News

Ford’s North American headquarter facilities now send zero waste to landfill. more »

Feb 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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