Latest Recycling News

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Man killed after recycling bin he sheltered in was picked up

May. 15, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently sought shelter in a cardboard recycling bin in Montana's capitol city was killed after the container was picked up by a garbage truck, the Helena Police Department said. The man's body was found in a collection of recycled cardboard by an...

Michigan profs push 'pee for peonies' urine diversion plan

May. 13, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A pair of University of Michigan researchers are putting the “pee” in peony. Rather, they're putting pee ON peonies. Environmental engineering professors Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton are regular visitors to the Ann Arbor school's...

Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

May. 11, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most...

Georgia ‘refilleries’ helping customers cut back on plastic

May. 08, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Outside a Savannah apartment building, next to a food truck serving up po’boys sat a small box truck emblazoned with green leaves. Inside are wooden shelves of reusable cleaning products and a wall of big pump bottles. This is the LiteFoot Company, which...

Energy chief Granholm touts $3B plan to boost EV batteries

May. 02, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing its push to dramatically boost sales of electric vehicles, the Biden administration on Monday announced $3.1 billion in funding to U.S. companies that make and recycle lithium-ion batteries. The investments from last year's $1 trillion infrastructure...

Ballerina statue cut down in Tulsa, sold for scrap metal

May. 02, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A bronze statue depicting one of Oklahoma's most famous Native American ballerinas was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company, authorities said Monday. Museum officials say the Five Moons statue of Marjorie Tallchief...

California subpoenas ExxonMobil in probe of plastics waste

Apr. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis, allegations that the company called...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 25, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 20, 2022. Editorial: Rising road costs will put Michigan farther behind As the snow finally clears up and the orange cones return to roads around the state, Michigan Department Transportation officials are reassessing projects in its five-year plan...

West Virginia students' sustainability efforts take root

Apr. 24, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A student-led grassroots effort to make Marshall University more sustainable in 2009 has grown into an entire Sustainability Department with bicycle sharing, a thrift store, and the first commercial compost facility in West Virginia. “For a while it was...