Latest Recycling News

California bill would reduce single-use plastic products 25%

Jun. 17, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An ambitious California proposal aims to reduce plastic production for single-use products like shampoo bottles and food wrappers by 25% starting next decade, part of an effort to rein in pollution from the ubiquitous material. A bill introduced late...

Sheriff's office: Man likely suffocated in recycling truck

Jun. 17, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A man found dead at a Northern California cardboard recycling center likely suffocated in a recycling truck, authorities said. The body of Ron Lamp of Magalia was found on April 26 at a facility in Marysville, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said...

Connecticut sues over trash bags marketed for recycling

Jun. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has filed a lawsuit accusing Reynolds Consumer Products of illegally marketing trash bags as recycling bags, even though the bags themselves cannot be recycled. The Hefty brand bags are advertised by the company as “perfect for all your...

Tennessee unveils trail made out of tires

Jun. 06, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say one of the longest rubber-bearing trails in the U.S. have opened at T.O. Fuller State Park. According to a news release, Tennessee State Parks, the Department of Transportation and local leader cut the ribbon on the on the new 2.5 miles...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 02, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. May 27, 2022. Editorial: The time for tightening state’s ghost gun law is now It was chilling that Gov. Ned Lamont noted that there are only two things he knows of that are less expensive now than they were six months ago: illegal guns and...

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...