Five people from the Recycling Services Alliance (RSA) Corporation in Sacramento County, California, have been arrested in an $80.3 million recycling fraud conspiracy; recycling fraud is a serious crime and CalRecycle says it will continue to work alongside law enforcement partners to disrupt these schemes and protect public funds.
A remarkable 95% of wood pallets are being recycled, according to preliminary research conducted by Virginia Tech. The study of the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites, conducted over the last two years, shows that wood pallets are increasingly being reused as long as possible, and then are being converted to mulch, animal bedding, or biofuel.
ExxonMobil is investing $1.5 million in The Recycling Partnership – the first energy company to do so, the company says.
ExxonMobile’s VP of sustainability Dave Andrew says the company’s “fundamental purpose is to help improve people’s lives and empower human progress. Expanding community access to efficient recycling systems is a priority for us.”
The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) kicked off a new project this week to identify successful strategies for recycling the multi-material flexible plastic packaging that is currently being discarded as hospital waste. In collaboration with researchers from UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department, HPRC plans to test whether commercially available compatibilizers … Read more »
The 2018 Super Bowl debuted a collaborative effort called Rush2Recycle that targeted zero waste at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. NFL, PepsiCo, Aramark, US Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority hoped to recover at least 90% of the waste generated on gameday. Now the results are in, and … Read more »