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May 12, 2019

World Agrees To Pact to Control Solid Waste, U.S. Not A Party

The 186 nations who are a party to the United Nation’s Basel Convention on solid waste concluded a historic agreement late Friday that will require countries to monitor and control the movement of plastic waste between national borders in order to deal with the...

April 12, 2019

Accelerating circular economy solutions

Ever since China stopped accepting the bulk of our recyclable waste last year, the state of recycling in the United States has been in chaos as more cities are canceling their recycling programs. Part of the reason is that the stuff we dump into the blue recycling bin...

March 18, 2019

Cities Struggle to Keep Recycling

As we have reported, China has stopped accepting U.S. trash for recycling, which leaves cities in a bind and many have had to cut back or stop recycling altogether. According to The New York Times, hundreds of cities across the country have had to drastically alter...

February 6, 2019

Oregon’s bottle recovery program a smashing success

NPR reported that Oregon’s bottle deposit system is recycling more containers than ever before despite major disruptions in global recycling markets. Last year, Oregon recycled 90 percent of the beverage containers covered by its bottle deposit system. The rate...

January 24, 2019

Confusion Over Compostables Is Landing Them In Landfills

Compostable cups, bags, and cutlery were supposed to be the answer to single-use plastic products, but recent news reports say that instead, they are causing problems for recycling plants and also ending up in landfills where the conditions are not right for them to...

January 9, 2019

One cool thing: NHL All-Star game fights ocean plastic

In a tweet recently posted by Adidas Hockey, the sports apparel company revealed that they would team up with ocean advocacy group Parley for Oceans to create a jersey for players in the NHL All-Star game made out of reclaimed ocean plastic. The NHL All-Star game will...

January 6, 2019

One Cool Thing: Reverse Vending Machines

A supermarket chain in the U.K. announced last week the success of its “reverse vending machines” – shoppers at just five Iceland Store sites returned more than 300,000 plastic bottles, with a daily average of 2,583 bottles in November, according to...

April 25, 2018

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