Robert Carr | Waste 360

A recycler of the popular, mercury-filled fluorescent bulbs has hit a milestone, but the group admits the rapid acceptance of LED lighting may hinder current reuse programs. more

May 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Most U.S. residents want to recycle and believe that doing so helps the environment, according to a recent survey, but there’s still a gap in education that could be sending some reusable plastics to landfills. more

Apr 22, 2016 1:00 PM Features

Struggling to meet enhanced quality standards and wanting to make money rather than lose money on recycling, more municipalities are asking haulers to help penalize residents and businesses that don’t follow the rules. more

Apr 19, 2016 10:00 AM Features

Buoyed by victory two years ago in Massachusetts in defeating the expansion of the state’s bottle bill, the state’s beverage association is championing a new law, recently brought out of committee, to dismantle the deposit system altogether. more

Apr 4, 2016 7:10 AM Features

The Glass Packaging Institute says the material is getting a bad rap in the recycling business, and the group is providing funds to help clean the material at MRFs to allow for better price recovery and encourage residents to continue re-use efforts. more

Mar 30, 2016 3:00 PM Features

Soda maker Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has agreed to invest $5 million in the Closed Loop Fund, joining national brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo., Colgate Palmolive, Walmart and Proctor & Gamble in the $100 million recycling effort. more

Mar 11, 2016 7:00 PM Features

Best Buy’s announcement this week that it will start charging for some of its electronics recycling may be a harbinger of the return of fee-based electronics recycling. more

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM News