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Behold, the regular evil plastic we all know too well.Photo: GettyPlastics aren’t recycled nearly as much as we’d like them to be, but a team from Berkeley Lab has developed a method to hopefully make that process easier. In a recently published study, these researches describe a new type of plastic that can be broken down at...
Not long after Katie Pollak adopted Chipper in Mesa, Arizona, the puppy showed an interest in bettering the environment. Actually, he just liked playing with plastic bottles when he found them on walks. "He was always eager to pick them up!" Pollack tells MNN. "Because of his interest, I began encouraging and rewarding his ability to pick up and...
The materials visible in these Auburn recycling bins would be recycled except for the Pennzoil containers, which likely contain oil residue, said Casella Recycling General Manager Rachel Washburn. Because of rising costs and too much “contamination,” the Auburn City Council will discuss ending recycling Monday at 5:30 p.m. Sun Journal photo by Russ Dillingham AUBURN — At...
Craig Curtis, the new president of the Recycling Association, is staring with exasperation at the aisle full of salad leaves. He presses a bag of rocket. “Do you hear that?” he says, as the plastic crackles. “That’s laminated. One sort of plastic on the outside, and a totally different sort on the other.” He shakes his head at the...
Alpine Waste & Recycling shut down its Denver recycling facility for a month to retrofit the plant with new technology and equipment. When it reopened in the middle of March, the $2.5 million investment proved to be 33 percent faster at sorting paper from cardboard, aluminum cans from yogurt containers and juice cartons from plastic-lined coffee cups (yes,...
Nations agreed to add plastic to the Basel Convention, a treaty that regulates movement of hazardous materials from one country to another, in order to combat the dangerous effects of plastic pollution around the world.The pact was approved at the end of a two-week meeting of UN-backed conventions in Geneva, Switzerland.But the US was not involved in the...
Ridwell team from left to right: Ryan Metzger, Aliya Marder, Justin Gough and David Dawson. Gough holds one of the boxes where customers place their bags of items for recycling. (Ridwell Photo) Seattle takes its trash seriously. The city banned single-use plastic shopping bags...
West Lafayette needs space for equipment, so drop-off site will move to trash transfer station on North Ninth Street in Lafayette.Arnold Newman sorts his recycling at the West Lafayette recycling center, Friday, May 10, 2019, in West Lafayette. The center was first opened in 1970's and has evolved over the years to include recycling for cooking and motor...

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