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Study finds rising risk of lithium-ion fires

Study finds rising risk of lithium-ion fires The National Waste and Recycling Association estimates that more than 5,000 fires occur annually at recycling facilities, and it recently warned many were likely linked to lithium-ion batteries. “Increasingly, these facilities experience catastrophic fires due to lithium-ion batteries erroneously placed … Continue Reading→… 

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Ottawa grocers, other partners plan reusable packaging pilot

Ottawa grocers, other partners plan reusable packaging pilot Major grocery retailers and other foodservice businesses in Ottawa, Ontario will start selling foods in reusable, returnable containers later this year through a first-of-its-kind pilot program to help reduce single-use plastic packaging, according to a press release from the pilot’s … Continue… 

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EPR, bans and repeals: Bills introduced in 2024 legislatures

EPR, bans and repeals: Bills introduced in 2024 legislatures The 2024 legislative season is already picking up speed, with more than 60 bills filed on recycling across the nation.  Continue Reading→ The post EPR, bans and repeals: Bills introduced in 2024 legislatures appeared first on Resource Recycling News. 

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Recycled paper mill closes its doors in Vermont

Recycled paper mill closes its doors in Vermont Putney Paper, a Northeast U.S. mill that took in post-consumer recovered fiber and converted it into recycled tissue, napkins and towels, closed its doors last week, with company leadership citing rising energy costs contributing to the closure. Continue Reading→ The post Recycled… 

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Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact This article appeared in the November 2023 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content. Although there is always an element of change in the electronics industry, one trend that has seemingly taken on a life … Continue Reading→ The post Measuring Impact appeared… 

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The evolution of automation

The evolution of automation This article appeared in the November 2023 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content. To most people, the prospect of robots sorting through trash or recyclables sounds like the plot of Pixar’s animated film “Wall-E,” … Continue Reading→ The post The… 

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News from Oakland, California, Reloop North America and more

News from Oakland, California, Reloop North America and more U.S. container manufacturer Arglass, which operates a 110,000-short-tons-per-year bottle plant in Valdosta, Georgia that uses some recycled feedstock, announced Ron Holmes will serve as vice president of sales, marketing and sustainability. The ECO Waste Tracker, announced Jan. 17, allows companies …… 

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Report estimates 21% residential recycling rate

Report estimates 21% residential recycling rate A study from The Recycling Partnership proposed ways to raise the recycling rate of residential recyclables – which the group puts at 21%. Continue Reading→ The post Report estimates 21% residential recycling rate appeared first on Resource Recycling News. 

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California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system

California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system Regulators are finalizing rules allowing reusable glass bottles to be included in California’s container redemption program, carrying out plans lawmakers approved in 2021. Continue Reading→ The post California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system appeared first on Resource Recycling News. 

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New Jersey enacts EPR for EV batteries

New Jersey enacts EPR for EV batteries New Jersey is the first state to make producers responsible for electric vehicle batteries and other, similar propulsion batteries. Continue Reading→ The post New Jersey enacts EPR for EV batteries appeared first on Resource Recycling News. 

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Group updates on UBC-sorting robot’s success

Group updates on UBC-sorting robot’s success A recycling robot installed at a California MRF has recovered an average of 1,565 UBCs per day since it was installed this summer, according to a metal can industry group.  Continue Reading→ The post Group updates on UBC-sorting robot’s success appeared first on Resource… 

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PET, HDPE bale prices rise in December

PET, HDPE bale prices rise in December The end of the year has brought an increase in scrap plastic prices, with PET, natural HDPE and color HDPE increasing by 10%, 9% and 15%, respectively. Continue Reading→ The post PET, HDPE bale prices rise in December appeared first on Resource Recycling… 

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