Latest Recycling News

Composting companies battle contamination as programs expand

Sep. 17, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Clinton Sander is done with contaminated compost. On a recent morning, he sifted through long piles of waste from Denver and Boulder at a facility in Keenesburg operated by A1 Organics, the state’s largest compost recycler. Sander, the company’s...

Nevada looks to conservation as the Colorado River dwindles

Sep. 15, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Only a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in the Mojave Desert, is an unlikely scene: A county park with walking trails and thick vegetation that circles a vibrant rush of flowing water. Known as the Las Vegas Wash, the water running through this channel is a...

California may add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

Sep. 01, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program, while giving beverage dealers another option to collect empty bottles and cans, under a measure lawmakers approved Wednesday. But critics say the bill would also give hundreds...

North Korea dismisses Seoul's aid offer as 'foolish' repeat

Aug. 18, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said her country will never accept South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's “foolish” offer of economic benefits in exchange for denuclearization steps, accusing Seoul of recycling proposals Pyongyang already rejected. ...

Newsom: California must boost water recycling, desalination

Aug. 11, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should invest tens of billions of dollars in water recycling, storage and desalination over the next two decades to shore up its supply as the state gets drier and hotter, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a proposal released Thursday. It comes as...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

Coroner: Missing S. Carolina man fell into plastic shredder

Jul. 07, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Dried blood found at a recycling plant is that of a 20-year-old who was reported missing there two months ago, a South Carolina coroner said. Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon, of Greer, was reported missing in early May from the recycling plant where his...

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

Jul. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major legislation passed and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on...

Cups, straws, spoons: India starts on single-use plastic ban

Jul. 01, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. For the first stage, it has identified 19 plastic items that aren't very useful but have a...

Bonnaroo, a leader in green fests, faces climate change risk

Jun. 28, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Since its debut on a rural Tennessee farm two decades ago, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival strived to be one of the country’s greenest music festivals, investing in recycling, composting, solar energy and other improvements. But last August Tennessee...