A number of federal laws and policies strive to enhance food recovery, yet many fail to address the needs facing the evolving landscape of food donation.
The Council for Textile Recycling estimates that the average U.S. citizen throws out 70 lbs. of textiles every year which adds up to 21 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste, annually. Meanwhile, 900 million people around the world live on less than $2 a day.
Recyclebank, a company that pioneered incentive platforms to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, disclosed a partnership with the City of Phoenix.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that began March 1 and runs through May 31.
The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program has recycled its one millionth mattress.
Republic Services, Inc. shared the results of a study of its annual economic impact in the state of Nevada.