The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities.
Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and EcoStrateSFS, Inc. signed an agreement establishing the first post-consumer recycling program for commercial and residential carpet made with DuPont Sorona® renewably sourced fiber.
This football season, college and university students and alumni taking part in the GameDay Recycling Challenge recycled or reused 1,098 tons of bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, food scraps and other recyclables.
In a move expected to bolster carpet recycling in California, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has agreed to changes to the state’s carpet stewardship plan to boost funding for recycling efforts.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Virginia, authorized an agreement with Freestate Farms LLC, a local agricultural services and production company, to construct and operate a new facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the County’s Balls Ford Road composting facility, and to provide organics waste management services at that site and at the county’s landfill.