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Detroit to install solar-powered compactors

Municipal Recycling, Equipment & Products 6/30/2015

Bigbelly units reduce waste collection by compacting aluminum and plastic containers for recycling.

Study forecasts increase in plastic bottle recycling

Municipal Recycling, Plastics 6/30/2015

Research and Market’s “Plastic Bottle Recycling Market in the US 2015-2019” predicts 3.7 percent CAGR from 2014 to 2019.

EPA report identifies opportunity to advance G7’s recognition of circular economy

Municipal Recycling, Electronics 6/24/2015

Agency's Sustainable Materials Management program promotes productive and sustainable use of materials across their life cycles

Mixed waste processing could increase recycling and waste diversion rates

Municipal Recycling 6/24/2015

New report by GBB, commissioned by American Chemistry Council, touts combination of recycling with energy recovery.

Report indicates recycling workers injured at twice the rate of average workers

Municipal Recycling, Personnel 6/23/2015

By ensuring health and safety compliance across the industry, the study’s authors say cities can create good and safe recycling jobs.

Article cites global, local problems with recycling

Municipal Recycling 6/22/2015

‘Washington Post’ article blames falling commodity prices and the rise of single-stream recycling as factors that have made recycling less profitable for communities and MRF operators.

NWRA releases residential waste management processing facilities white paper

Municipal Recycling 6/18/2015

White paper emphasizes mixed waste processing.

Pratt opens two recycling facilities in Midwest

Municipal Recycling, Paper 6/18/2015

New plants can process 120,000 tons of recyclables annually.

Indiana Slow Down to Get Around law effective July 1, 2015

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations 6/17/2015

New law requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when passing sanitation trucks.

NRRA recognizes outstanding recycling program

Municipal Recycling 6/17/2015

Association names Danvers, Massachusetts, the recipient of its 2015 award.

ISRI, Earth911 poll reveals support for separating recyclables from trash

Municipal Recycling 6/17/2015

Seventy-five percent of respondents say maintaining a separate bin for recycling is not difficult.

South Carolina city opts to expand recycling program

Municipal Recycling 6/15/2015

Greenville, South Carolina, will provide larger bins and use automated collection trucks.

Germany makes progress toward modern recycling law

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News 6/15/2015

Proposal calls for single-stream collection, competitive bidding and increased recycling.

Ohio county reports 2014 recycling volume increase

Municipal Recycling, Metallics 6/12/2015

Mahoning County says volumes of industrial and residential materials for recycling increased.

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