Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have introduced another bill that creates a federal recycling grants program. The “Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield through Consumer Learning and Education” (RECYCLE) Act of 2019 would authorize spending up to $15 million per year …Continue Reading→
Source: Recycling outreach legislation hits US Senate – Resource Recycling News
Glencore is permanently closing its New Brunswick lead smelter, which consumes millions of pounds of CRT glass each year. Glencore Canada, part of global mining and commodities trading giant Glencore, announced on Nov. 13 it would shut down the lead …Continue Reading→
Source: Smelter closure causes shifts in flow of CRT glass – E-Scrap News
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, received details that the latest policy may halt trade with Indonesia.
Source: Indonesia releases new import regulation on scrap commodities – Recycling Today
FPD Recycling has created a fully enclosed system that prevents recyclers from being exposed to hazardous materials like mercury.
Source: Flat Panel Recycler Creates System to Eliminate Mercury Exposure | Waste360
The graph below shows the downstream trends for four major plastic resins collected for recycling in the U.S. and Canada going back to 2009 (the graph stops at 2017 because that is the most recent year for which figures are …Continue Reading→
Source: Data Corner: Export vs. domestic processing for post-consumer plastic – Resource Recycling News
A West Coast operator installed four artificial intelligence units at its high-tech San Francisco MRF. A company manager explained how the machinery is working in conjunction with optical sorters to boost recovery and reduce contamination. An employee-owned company, Recology provides …Continue Reading→
Source: Recology adds robotics to produce cleaner plastics – Resource Recycling News
A joint venture is set to launch two U.S. processing plants in 2020, bringing new outlets for lower-grade materials. Investments in the projects will total at least $90 million. PreZero Polymers will open a mixed rigids recycling facility in South …Continue Reading→
Source: Mixed rigids and film recycling sites to open next year – Resource Recycling News
Legislation before Congress provides up to $500 million in matching grants to state and local governments to support recycling. Introduced on Nov. 15, America Recycles Day, the Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act (H.R. 5115) …Continue Reading→
Source: Industry-backed bill pushes recycling grants program – Resource Recycling News
San Francisco is often the poster child of compostable packaging. Polystyrene is banned, and restaurants are required to use compostable or recyclable containers and utensils. With supportive regulations, savvy consumers and access to composting infrastructure, compostable packaging should be a slam dunk, right?
Source: Without better labeling, compostable packaging will struggle | Packaging Digest
On America Recycles Day, the leaders of Closed Loop Partners and The Recycling Partnership say a recent $100 million investment by the beverage industry is the start to strengthening infrastructure tomorrow – and developing tools and systems for tomorrow.
Source: In Our Opinion: Collaboration will fuel recycling’s evolution – Resource Recycling News