Due to significant rising costs and the availability of alternate facilities and programs, the Palos Verdes Recycle Center (PVRC) closed permanently in March.
Magnet Traditional School, a Phoenix, Arizona elementary school, was named national champion of Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl®, the nationwide recycling competition for students.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities.
Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and EcoStrateSFS, Inc. signed an agreement establishing the first post-consumer recycling program for commercial and residential carpet made with DuPont Sorona® renewably sourced fiber.
This football season, college and university students and alumni taking part in the GameDay Recycling Challenge recycled or reused 1,098 tons of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, food scraps and other recyclables.