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Michigan DEQ offers recycling grants

Municipal Recycling, Legislation & Regulations 12/18/2014

Funds will help to double Michigan's recycling rate within the next two years.

Chicago scrap company pleads guilty to federal charges

Legislation & Regulations, Metallics 12/16/2014

USDOJ claims Tri State Metal engaged in practices that underreported income to avoid taxes.

EPA finalizes recycling safeguards for hazardous secondary materials

Legislation & Regulations 12/12/2014

Rule encourages in-process recycling and remanufacturing that conserve resources and provide economic benefits.

Cascades USA settles allegations with EPA

Legislation & Regulations, Paper 12/9/2014

Paper company reaches agreement with EPA over Clean Water Act violations at mills in the U.S.

AF&PA releases statement on EPA’s reconsidered Boiler MACT Rule

Legislation & Regulations, Paper 12/8/2014

Trade association calls for delay in implementation until the revised rule is finalized.

RePlas 2014: Crime and punishment

Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Plastics 12/8/2014

As of September 2014, some scrap import errors in China can result in prison time for those found guilty.

ICM to host 2015 Auto Recycling Congress

Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events, Auto Shredding 12/5/2014

The 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress will be March 25-27, 2015, in Berlin.

Sims Group settles enforcement action at California plant

Ferrous, Legislation & Regulations, Auto Shredding, Metallics 11/25/2014

Voluntary $2.4 million settlement is allocated to facility upgrades, fines, reimbursements and supplemental cleanup costs.

Electronics Recycling Asia: Getting more formal

Electronics, Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 11/24/2014

Efforts to bring small collectors and processors into a legitimate framework are difficult but underway.

CMRA 2014: Favorable but not fantastic

Ferrous, Nonferrous, Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 11/21/2014

Some global trends favor increased recycling, but economic conditions pose a challenge in the short term.

Electronics Recycling Asia: A lot of bad acting

Electronics, Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 11/21/2014

Illicit and unsafe activities continue to plague the electronics recycling sector.

Oregon DEQ fines Agilyx

Legislation & Regulations, Plastics 11/18/2014

State agency assesses plastics-to-fuel facility for hazardous waste violations at its Tigard, Oregon, facility.

Commodity hedging margin rules go into effect

Nonferrous, Legislation & Regulations 11/17/2014

Scrap traders among those who advocated for changes to CFTC rules.

California agency orders battery recycler to fund cleanup

Legislation & Regulations, Nonmetallics 11/13/2014

Exide required to set aside additional funds to cover the expected closure costs for its smelting facility.

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