Latest Recycling News

40 crews called to fight stubborn fire at Grand Rapids recycling center

Jul. 15, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A large fire at a recycling center sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city of Grand Rapids on Monday, and was burning so hot that firefighters had to battle the blaze from aerial ladders. Grand Rapids Fire Chief Brad Brown said that a large fire...

Takeaways from AP's report on how China's textile recycling efforts take a back seat to fast fashion

Jul. 10, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

WENZHOU, China (AP) — China is the world’s largest textile producer and consumer, throwing away 26 million tons of clothes each year, mostly made of unrecyclable synthetics. A recycling factory in Zhejiang province on China’s east coast repurposes discarded cotton clothes to...

Kansas official hopeful that fire crews can control a blaze at a recycling center

Jun. 25, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas fire marshal said Tuesday he's hopeful that fire crews supported by water-dropping helicopters can control a wood pallet fire at a Kansas recycling center that has been raging for days. There have been no reports of injuries or damage to other...

As the need for copper rises, cable manufacturers recycle more

Jun. 09, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In an industrial suburb of Montreal, sheets of copper move along a conveyor belt suspended four stories above the floor of a foundry — a metals plant — until they drop into a lava-hot furnace. Next come pieces of discarded copper wire. Out of the furnace comes...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 24, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 20, 2024. Editorial: Minnesota is losing the race on mental health care A new state study concludes that reimbursement provided by medical programs hasn’t kept pace with the cost of providing care. So it makes zero sense to let a cut...