Latest Recycling News

Africa forum hails 'circular economy' solutions for climate

Dec. 07, 2022 10:55 AM EST

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Reducing waste while boosting recycling and reuse, known as the ‘circular economy,’ will be vital for halting the loss of nature by meeting growing demand with fewer resources and will make communities more resilient to climate change by encouraging more sustainable...

Nevada approves $105M in tax incentives for battery plant

Dec. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A massive lithium battery recycling plant has been awarded more than $105 million in tax incentives for expanding operations in northern Nevada. The state Office of Economic Development approved incentives for Carson City-based Redwood Materials this week. It...

Nigerian teens create fashion from trash to fight pollution

Nov. 20, 2022 14:03 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Teenage climate activists in Nigeria's largest city are recycling trash into runway outfits for a “Trashion Show.” Chinedu Mogbo, founder of Greenfingers Wildlife Initiative, a conservation group working with the activists, said the show was designed to...

Energy Department awards $74M for battery recycling, reuse

Nov. 16, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department on Wednesday awarded nearly $74 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law for 10 projects to advance recycling and reuse of batteries for electric vehicles and other purposes. The funding will go to academic and commercial applicants in...

Trick or trash: Candy makers grapple with plastic waste

Oct. 29, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

Halloween treats have a tricky problem: plastic packaging that’s difficult to recycle. As America loads up on an estimated 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, a handful of companies are trying to make it easier to recycle all those wrappers. But they acknowledge their...