This Is No Laughing Matter

| One of my favorite cable TV stations is Comedy Central. Among the shows that I watch is “The Jim Jeffries Show.” I had it on the other day, but I wasn’t really watching because it was the time of day when everyone in my family is getting home from school or just finishing the work ... READ MORE

TOMRA ENHANCES X-TRACT WITH DUAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, MULTI-DENSITY CHANNELS, AND APPLICATION PACKAGES

| Software innovation achieves even higher levels of accuracy, complementing X-ray-based density-detection with the prioritization of single object processing and area processing TOMRA Sorting Recycling introduces a new-generation of X-TRACT machine with advanced sorting technology that allows a broader range of market segments to take advantage of its ability to boost purity levels. Today’s XTRACT features ... READ MORE

It All Adds Up

| I remember when I first started college. At the time, I was so sick of school that I announced proudly and quite emphatically to my parents that I was going to get through college in three and a half years. And I was able to do it. After about six years, I finally used the ... READ MORE

Wait…What?

| Throw away your plastic bags. They say it’s okay. There’s no need to choose which bin is the appropriate one for them. There’s no need to stockpile them for future use. They say this is now the “new normal.” “They” is the County of Santa Barbara on California’s Central Coast. This is from an article ... READ MORE

SWANA Announces New Technical Policy for Measuring Recycling

| Promoting a Consistent Methodology to Use Across the Recycling Industry Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) International Board unanimously approved a new technical policy citing the need for entities to measure recycling progress and encouraging the development of a consistent methodology. Although the historic measure for recycling has been ... READ MORE

SWANA Unveils New WASTECON® Logo and 2019 Theme

| Updated Logo and “Pathway to Innovation” Theme to Debut in Phoenix, Arizona  During the final day of WASTECON 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, SWANA unveiled its updated conference logo and the new theme for the 2019 event. The ... READ MORE

CP Group Breaks Ground on Fiberight Facility

| HAMPDEN, MAINE (August 14, 2018) – Earlier this summer, CP Group broke ground on the installation of the advanced material recovery facility that will be the front-end system for Fiberight’s waste processing and refining facility. This site will feature Fiberight’s first full-scale operation of its biofuels and biogas processing systems. Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot ... READ MORE

Call for Media to Register for Environmental Conference

| WASTECON in Nashville to Attract Hundreds of Waste & Recycling Leaders The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), invites environmental media to participate in WASTECON, SWANA’s largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from August 20-23, 2018. Members of the press receive exclusive ... READ MORE

Recent History Says We Can Do This

| Remember the Montreal Protocol? In 1987, nations around the world agreed to ban chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). It had been discovered that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer in the earth’s stratosphere. The ozone, as we know, protects the planet below from ultraviolet radiation. To the general public, banning CFCs meant giving up spray ... READ MORE

TERRACYCLE ACQUIRES AIR CYCLE CORPORATION, A LEADER IN UNIVERSAL WASTE RECYCLING

| Marks First Acquisition in TerraCycle History TRENTON, N.J. – TerraCycle US Inc., a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, announced it has acquired Chicago-based Air Cycle Corporation, a leader in universal waste recycling that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal. “Adding Air Cycle to TerraCycle’s core ... READ MORE

TERRACYCLE ADDS MEDWASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS

| Sharps become the latest difficult-to-recycle material the company will process TRENTON, N.J., (August 8, 2018) – Medical waste (in the form of used sharps) has become the latest difficult-to-recycle recycling program at TerraCycle, as the company continues to add waste streams to its product list.  Utilizing EPA-approved sterilization technology, the company has developed a system ... READ MORE

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