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Recycling in the NewsSinosphere Blog: Q. & A.: Adam Minter on Why China’s Scrap Trade Helps the Environment
Desperate for resources to fuel its fast-growing economy, China has become the world’s biggest importer of garbage: scrap paper, metals, wires and plastic. And while reprocessing discarded electronics and other goods can exact a toll on the environment, recycling can be less polluting than extracting the raw materials from mines, oil wells or forests.
Sinosphere Blog: Part II: Adam Minter on China’s Scrap Trade and the Environment
The journalist Adam Minter examined how China became the world’s largest importer of scrap metal and describes how this has environmental benefits.
Changes coming to county’s recycling centers
Fincastle–Beginning December 1, 2013, the Botetourt County recycling centers will have an updated look. Advanced Transportation and Disposal was awarded the contract to service the County’s recycling centers by the Board of Supervisors on October 22, 2013. New blue-colored containers will replace the previous green containers and, instead of the color coded tops, placards will […]
Residents oppose waste transfer station plan
Some southside residents are adamantly opposed to a solid waste transfer station and recycling center that a local business wants to build. “We don’t want to see that facility on Leffel Lane. I think it’s the worse place in the world to put a recycling center. That area out there to me should be very light commercial and light industrial,” said Ken Stone, who owns a realty company. “I don’t care ...
Understanding the recycling cycle
The term “recycling” suggests something without end, that, like the water cycle, a substance or material could be used in a fixed amount, over and over.
New Minnesota rule may promote organics recycling
As it experiments with organics recycling, Dakota County hopes a new state rule will promote an expansion of organics composting centers.
Mt. Diablo Recycling Rings in the Holidays by Inspiring Reduced Waste Consumption This Christmas
PITTSBURG, Calif. -- The holiday season is "the" time to spread goodwill among our fellow man. All of that gift giving and holiday cheer, however, wreaks havoc on the environment.
Athens County lagging in recycling efforts
Despite its groundbreaking start, Athens County is now coming up short with its recycling efforts. With curbside pickup and quarterly collection drives, area residents began diverting waste materials from the landfill nearly 30 years ago.
Aurora residents must now separate recyclables
AURORA, Colo. — Residents in Aurora will now have to separate recyclables when dropping off items at the city’s two...
Profits Become Elusive In Recycling
San Francisco, CA-Recycling is a great business, as long as commodity prices are high.
Bakersfield recycling center owner arrested
A recycling center owner was arrested Thursday for allegedly violating state and local laws.
Give Thanks to the Earth November 26 and 27 at Free Mt. Diablo Recycling Winter Camp
PITTSBURG, Calif. -- As friends and families come together this Thanksgiving, Mt. Diablo Recycling is offering a fun, free way to educate your loved ones about the value of recycling at its first ever ...
Austin Dumpster Rental Service Provides Recycling Hauling for University of Texas Student Housing Development
At Your Disposal Waste Services, Inc. is providing roll-off dumpsters and recycling hauling for a new student housing construction project near the University of Texas at Austin campus. (PRWeb November 28, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dumpstersrental/austinrecycling/prweb11374095.htm
Grocery produce waste now recycled
Hilltop Hy-Vee received a grant to compost its waste with the compost going to the community farm.
Green tips for your Thanksgiving table decor
Joanne Palmisano of Shelburne, a stylist and blogger for DIY Network, decorated a holiday table with items collected from resale shops and recycling centers, including a bed coverlet, glassware and silver settings from a church bazaar.
Garbage business saves taxpayer dollars
"Those are taxpayer dollars that are saved by resale of our products," said Ralph Murphy, Otero County's recycling waste project foreman for the last four years.
Albemarle Discusses Fate of Waste Facilities
Albemarle County supervisors are hammering out their budget - and one of the hot-button issues is trash.
New Employee Brings 23 Years of Experience to Orlando Dumpster Rental Company
Sunshine Recycling of Orlando recently hired experienced employee with 23 years of experience in the waste industry. (PRWeb December 03, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dumpstersrental/recyclinghauling/prweb11383163.htm
Santa Cruz council OKs recycling, scrap metal scrutiny
SANTA CRUZ -- The City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to step up scrutiny of recycling redemption and scrap metal buy-back centers amid concerns about rampant theft from residential and commercial collection bins.
Mahoning County closing seven drop-off recycling sites
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Recycling Division will be making some cost saving changes. After the second week in January it will close seven drop-off recycling sites.
Cash-for cans plan meeting canned
The Napthine government remains firm in its support of a cash-for-cans recycling scheme.
City, campus celebrate America Recycles Day
People drove pedicabs through Bloomington and across the IU campus Friday, collecting plastic recyclables and promoting environmental awareness in celebration of America Recycles Day.
Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful Announce Partnership with FreshDirect to Coincide with America Recycles Day, Nov ...
'I Want to Be Recycled' Campaign Appears on FreshDirect Delivery Boxes STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful are partnering with popular online grocer, FreshDirect, to feature messaging from their national I Want to Be Recycled public service advertising (PSA) campaign on all FreshDirect delivery boxes. The collaboration, announced in ...
Asheville, start your fryers
Olufemi Lewis pours used cooking oil into recycling containers set up by Blue Ridge Biofuel for conversion to biodiesel. / Bill Sanders / firstname.lastname@example.org
New recycling law hurts the homeless
A new recycling law aimed improving California's fiscal integrity has reduced amount of money many poor and homeless depend on for making a buck.
Oswego County Offices Are Closed Nov. 28 and 29
All Oswego County offices, including the solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving. Continue reading →
IBM Patent May Help Create A Cleaner Cloud
Every day, more data processing capability is migrating to the cloud, that interconnected network of data centers, servers, network equipment and infrastructure that processes and stores much of the world’s data. Data centers as a whole consume about 2% of the nation’s electricity, and our insatiable appetite continues to grow. Mark Mills, a leading analyst in the space, notes in a recent paper ...
Call Kurtis Investigates: Recycle Center ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Exposed
As Californians who recycle reaches a record high, recycle centers have become big business, but not all are playing by the rules
New Fleet Of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrives In Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. today announced the deployment of 56 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. it is priority we are committed to whenever and wherever possible," said Jeff Burdick, area president of Republic Services ...
City paints new way to recycle
STILLWATER, Okla. — Paint not only ruins clothes and carpet, but also waste collection centers. The Stillwater Solid Waste Collection Center proposed a new rate structure to help recycle latex paint.