Two companies have been awarded grants of $100,000 each to develop their ideas for recycling latex paint into new products.
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A number of recycling companies and industry associations are involved in research projects that recently received federal funding. The REMADE Institute, a Rochester, N.Y.-based public-private organization, announced it has awarded grants totaling $5.9 million to 12 research
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An erratic environment has become the norm for recycling operators around North America. But end users and industry groups see relief on the horizon.
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According to the “2017 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report” and the “2017 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Report,” domestic purchasing in both of these categories increased by 2 percent. However, overall recycling for both categories decreased in 2017. Prior to that year, the volume of rigid
A new index developed by Bioversity International aims to build better, more resilient food systems and improve diets. By tracking how sustainably countries use their agricultural biodiversity—or agrobiodiversity—the Agrobiodiversity Index supports actors within food systems to make better decisions to achieve sustainability and resilience.
Companies and countries will need better data as they move forward with food waste reduction plans, according to data from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
Recycling and waste management companies in California are now required to report waste disposal, organics and recycling data to the state’s waste management agency.AB 901 went into effect July 1, establishing the Recycling and Disposal Facility Reporting System law to require select businesses to report the types, quantities and destinations
Tomra Sorting Recycling, the Germany-based manufacturer of sensor-based sorting systems, has published a new e-book, “The Plastics Value Chain,” sharing ideas for reducing plastic waste throughout the plastics value chain. The free-to-download publication addresses how wider adoption of a circular economy is not only vital for our environment but also
Not a day goes by without news of microplastics in our oceans. There are not many efficient methods of recycling plastics without compromising quality. A beacon of hope was recently lit when researchers discovered acid hydrolysis of a vinyl polymer breaks down into salicylic acid and acetic acid, precursors to