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  • Expanding polystyrene recycling to curbside level

    In 2014, a dozen members of the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) came together to establish the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) to provide direct support for the increased recycling of foodservice packaging made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam.

  • Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority shortlists developers

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) disclosed that 12 firms responded to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued on August 14, 2015.

  • Organix Solutions commercializes technology that removes organics from MSW stream

    Organix Solutions, an organics recovery and municipal waste consultancy based in Minnesota, recently reported their commitment to commercialize BurCell™ Recovery Technology.

  • Teamsters testify about Republic Services’ radioactive landfill in St. Louis

    The Teamsters testified at the St. Louis Tribunal that is investigating human rights violations against communities surrounding Republic Services’ West Lake Superfund landfill site in Bridgeton, Missouri. The tribunal will report to the United Nations Human Rights and Environment Program.

  • Recycling rates hit plateau

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    When the economy droops it appears that almost everything else declines with it, including recycling.

  • Motorists in Virginia must slow down to get around waste and recycling vehicles

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took part in a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1649 that enhances safety for workers in the waste and recycling industry.

  • New York City shoots for zero waste to landfills

    The de Blasio administration released “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City,” a comprehensive plan for a sustainable city for New Yorkers that addresses social, economic and environmental challenges.

  • Solar energy on landfills and brownfields continues growth

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    Solar energy generation on closed landfills and brownfields has experienced significant growth over the past few years.

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  • Low cost loans available for recycling infrastructure

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    A new investment fund is making $100 million in zero interest and below market loans for recycling infrastructure.

  • Re-evaluating single stream: Is there a better way?

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    Twenty years ago, almost every American community with a recycling program required residents to sort recyclable materials, separating paper, plastic, glass and other materials before placing them in one or more bins for curbside collection. The advent of single-stream recycling changed all that.

  • ‘I Want To Be Recycled’ campaign launched

    Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Ad Council revealed that the City of Austin, Texas is the first city to partner in the “I Want To Be Recycled” multimedia public service advertising campaign.