Although recycling has generated questions around its costs and other complex issues, Pennsylvania continues to be a national leader, according to the 2015 Pennsylvania Recycling Industries Congress, held in the Capitol.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA’s WasteWise program and EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.
Covanta disclosed the startup of a new metal recycling processing operation in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
Alcoa officially opened its jet engine parts facility in La Porte, Indiana.
In celebration of America Recycles Day in November, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.’s Care to Recycle® program and Scholastic named the winners of PETE’s Bathroom Bin Challenge, a nationwide contest conducted to teach kids the importance of recycling throughout the house, including the bathroom.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has awarded more than $1.4 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 216 municipalities and regional solid waste districts to help maximize recycling, composting and waste reduction programs.