Latest Recycling News

Worker killed at paper recycling facility in Minneapolis

Oct. 16, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A worker has died at a paper recycling facility in Minneapolis after suffering injuries involving heavy machinery, authorities said. Simon Barrera Merino, 42, of Richfield, was injured about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Industries International, the...

California sets nation's strictest rules on recycling labels

Oct. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will have a better idea of what's headed for landfills instead of recycling centers under one of several related bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Tuesday. It sets the nation's strictest standards for which items can...

Some Florida cities cut recycling, citing worker shortages

Oct. 05, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Residents across Jacksonville found overflowing bins at recycling drop-off sites after the city suspended its curbside recycling program due to a shortage of workers. The city opened 14 drop-off sites for recycling in an effort to allow waste...

Art contest winners to help promote recycling in Maine

Oct. 03, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The winners of an art contest intended to promote recycling in Maine include a design about reducing, reusing and recycling in outer space. That design, by Opportunity Alliance's MaineStay Program, was one of five winners of ecomaine's...

Missing moon rock from Apollo 17 mission back in Louisiana

Sep. 29, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has recovered a missing lunar rock gifted to the state to commemorate the last manned U.S. mission to the moon after it turned up in the hands of a man who recycles wooden plaques. The rock from the 1972 Apollo 17 landing was in the...

California recycling firm to pay $34M in bottle and can scam

Sep. 27, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California recycling company will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the firm illegally submitted bogus weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage containers, authorities said Monday....

Savannah may have new recycling solution for glass

Sep. 25, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The largest city in coastal Georgia is in talks about a new way to recycle glass that it's currently burying in a landfill, even though it still accepts glass in recycling bins. WTOC-TV reports Savannah officials are in talks...

Director retiring after 39 years with Beauregard Arc

Sep. 25, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — The man in charge of a southwest Louisiana nonprofit for developmentally disabled people is retiring after decades. The Beauregard Arc is looking for a new director to replace Jackie Hickman, who is retiring at the end of the year, The American...

Loop hopes to go mainstream with reusable packaging

Sep. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

Reusable packaging __ from stainless steel ice cream containers to glass jars of soap __ is about to become more common at groceries and restaurants worldwide. Loop, a two-year-old company that collects and sanitizes reusable containers, said Wednesday it’s expanding...

Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

Sep. 22, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker will invest in Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based...