Latest Recycling News

Correction: Mideast-US Peace Plan story

Jun. 25, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story June 23 about the new U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Mideast expert Aaron David Miller as saying on Twitter that "The Palestinians' economic problem isn't a lack of money; it's a lack of liberty." Miller was quoting an article...

Oregon Senate votes to ban single-use plastic bags

Jun. 11, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate voted Tuesday to prohibit single-use plastic shopping bags, joining a growing movement to reduce plastic pollution in oceans. The Senate voted 17-12 to keep grocery stores and restaurants from providing such bags. Stores would still be able to offer recyclable plastic...

Venezuelans adopt recycling habits amid economic uncertainty

Jun. 11, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In Venezuela, the financial hopes of Eliset González are riding on a niche trade. Each day, González sits at a market kiosk in Caracas and repairs broken lightbulbs for people who can't afford new ones in the crisis-torn nation. "I feel that with this I help the...

Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles

Jun. 3, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-liter bottles. By 2022, the company plans...

Philippines ships 69 containers of garbage back to Canada

May. 31, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

SUBIC, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines, one of two Southeast Asian countries that protested being treated like dumpsites by wealthier nations, on Friday shipped 69 containers of what its officials called illegally transported garbage back to Canada. Administrator Wilma Eisma of Subic Bay freeport said...

Malaysia PM says global garbage trade 'grossly unfair'

May. 30, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The practice of advanced countries such as the U.S., Canada and Japan sending their non-recyclable waste to poorer countries is "grossly unfair" and should stop, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday. Mahathir comments during a visit to Tokyo on came days after his government...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

May. 28, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia...