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Battery Resourcers Takes Mixed-Stream Approach to Lithium-Ion Recycling

2021-04-20 15:05:00| Waste Age

With the proliferation of lithium-ion-powered electronics and vehicles over the past decade, the race to address the environmental and regulatory challenges of spent batteries continues to accelerate. Current estimates show only 5% of lithium-ion ba

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Georgia Natural Gas Invites Community to Recycle Electronics on Earth Day

2021-04-20 08:00:00| Waste Age

ATLANTA-- Georgia Natural Gas, Georgia's leading natural gas provider, with partners 11Alive, Lenox Square and eWaste/ePlanet, will celebrate Earth Day by holding its annual recycling event at Lenox Square on T

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Grant Allows Butler County, Ohio Residents to Recycle Yogurt Containers, Other Plastics

2021-04-20 08:00:00| Waste Age

Rumple Waste & Recycling recently received a grant from The Recycling Partnership to update the company's MRF, and residents of Butler County, Ohio are now reaping the benefits. Following a waste audit in 2019, Rumple submitted data to better un

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New Orleans Bands Together Against Formosa Plastic Plant Proposal

2021-04-20 08:00:00| Waste Age

The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously on April 8 to oppose plans to build a massive plastics manufacturing facility in St. James Parish. Taiwan-based Formosa proposed the facility which would be 1,200 football fields lon

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iWrc Creates Opportunity for Waste Workers in Brazil

2021-04-20 08:00:00| Waste Age

The initiative aims to create job security, safety, and prosperity for informal waste workers.

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Environmental Justice and the Waste Industry A New Jersey Perspective

2021-04-20 05:53:00| Waste Age

The siting of waste facilities in low-income communities and communities of color has been the subject of growing discussion; in fact, many waste management companies have committed publicly to supporting environmental justice efforts, including Cova

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Upcycled Food Trend Gains Popularity

2021-04-19 14:47:00| Waste Age

Bertha Jimenez saw the amount of food waste produced as troubling. She founded Rise in an effort to divert scraps from the landfill. In 2017, the Ecuadorian immigrant collected spent grain Keg & Lantern Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY to cr

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Episode 104: A Closer Look Inside Flexible Packaging (Transcript)

2021-04-19 14:45:00| Waste Age

[00:00:00] Liz Bothwell: Hi everyone, welcome to Waste360's NothingWasted! Podcast. On every episode, we invite the most interesting people in waste recycling and organics to sit down with us and chat candidly about their thoughts, their wo

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Taco Bell Teams Up with TerraCycle to Recycle Hot Sauce Packets

2021-04-19 14:10:00| Waste Age

IRVINE, Calif. --Taco Bell knows its fans have more than just a mild obsession with its hot sauce packets, with 8.2 billion sauce packets used in the U.S. each year. They're iconic. But today, they're not recyclable. That's why Taco Bell will be coll

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Smartwool Pledges 100% Circularity by 2030

2021-04-19 13:38:00| Waste Age

DENVER --Smartwool, makers of Merino wool apparel for active living, today announced a strategic goal of making all products circular by 2030. The Smartwool Second Cut Project is designed to give products a second cut at life and will help create a

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