Latest Recycling News

California is forging ahead with food waste recycling. But is it too much, too fast?

Feb. 18, 2024 00:06 AM EST

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after California launched an effort to keep organic waste out of landfills, the state is so far behind on getting food recycling programs up and running that it's widely accepted next year's ambitious waste-reduction targets won't be met. Over...

Company plans $344 million Georgia factory to make recycled glass for solar panels

Feb. 15, 2024 13:39 PM EST

CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A company that recycles solar panels announced Thursday that it would build a $344 million factory in northwest Georgia, for the first time expanding to making new glass for panels. Arizona-based Solarcycle said it would hire more than 600 workers in...

Mardi Gras beads are creating a plastic disaster in New Orleans. Are there green alternatives?

Feb. 11, 2024 10:05 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a beloved century-old Carnival season tradition in New Orleans — masked riders on lavish floats fling strings of colorful beads or other trinkets to parade watchers clamoring with outstretched arms. It's all in good fun but it's also a bit of a...

Bill to allow "human composting" wins overwhelming approval in Delaware House

Jan. 23, 2024 18:42 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill to allow composting of human bodies as an alternative to burial or cremation received overwhelming approval in the state House on Tuesday. The measure passed the House on a 37-2 vote and now goes to the Senate. It authorizes a practice called “natural...

New Mexico governor proposes $500M to treat fracking wastewater

Jan. 22, 2024 20:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental activists pushed back Monday against an initiative from the governor of New Mexico that would finance the treatment and recycling of oil-industry wastewater, warning that the plan relies on unproven technologies and might propel more water-intensive fracking...

Instant is in, fancy is out. Nothing stays the same for long in the world of home-brewed coffee

Jan. 18, 2024 09:10 AM EST

Instants that demand respect. Compostable pods. High-altitude blends. And a myriad of related home-brew goodies that lift the senses with the familiar fragrant waft of a humble roasted bean: coffee. Coffee world can’t sit still, it seems — just ask Brooklyn Roasting’s founder...