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Wisconsin landfill study finds lots of wasted food

Sep. 18, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Organics including food waste and scraps account for about 30 percent of Wisconsin’s landfill waste by weight, according to a study of waste from 14 disposal sites that was commissioned by the state Department of Natural Resources. The 2020-2021...

Canadian battery recycling firm to build plant in Alabama

Sep. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — A Canadian company that recycles lithium-ion batteries is building a plant in west Alabama near the factory where Mercedes will build electric vehicles, officials said. Li-Cycle announced the move recently, WBRC-TV reported. ...

Firefighters contain recycling facility blaze in North Vegas

Sep. 13, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Monday containing an intense fire that billowed smoke at a regional trash recycling facility in North Las Vegas. No injuries were reported and the cause of the Monday morning fire was not immediately known....

California may impose toughest rules on recycling labels

Sep. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved what advocacy groups say are the nation's strongest protections against falsely labeling items as recyclable when they in fact are destined for landfills. The measure sent late Thursday to Democratic Gov....

Haulers oppose Burlington's garbage consolidation proposals

Sep. 09, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some waste haulers are opposing proposed changes to consolidate garbage collection in Vermont's largest city. Burlington has been considering ways to streamline waste collection so that multiple trucks are not driving down the same streets each...

Edmunds separates fact from fiction about green cars

Sep. 08, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric, including a new federal target that would mean half of all new vehicles sold within a decade will have zero emissions. This will be a dramatic shift for car shoppers, and perhaps an unsettling one....

Labor shortage delays recycling pickup for many in Richmond

Sep. 04, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Curbside recycling pickup for some in the Richmond area has been delayed by labor shortages exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and the hot weather. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Central Virginia Waste...

Arc de Triomphe to be wrapped for posthumous work by Christo

Aug. 28, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Arc de Triomphe has seen parades, protests and tourists galore, but never before has the war monument in Paris been wrapped in silver and blue recyclable polypropylene fabric. That's about to happen next month in a posthumous art installation designed by artists Christo and...

Proposed medical waste recycler appeals permit denial

Aug. 26, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A company that wants to build a medical waste recycling plant in West Warwick has appealed a state agency's decision to deny it a necessary permit, though a state law may prevent the company from moving forward regardless of the appeal's outcome. ...

EXPLAINER: Western water projects in infrastructure deal

Aug. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Included in the sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the Senate is funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. The Senate voted this week in...