Recycling Mystery: Rechargeable Tool Batteries

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The post Recycling Mystery: Rechargeable Tool Batteries appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle Rechargeable BatteriesMany power tools use batteries to run instead of corded electricity or the muscle of.

E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics

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The post E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech How To Recycle e-waste e-waste-fail Electronics recyclingToday, the average person owns three to four electronic devices. But what happens after these.

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Why and How To Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone

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The post Why and How To Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle cellphone recyclingIs your cellphone contract about to expire? If so, your carrier will likely allow you.

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

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Recyclops founder Ryan Smith has a vision for locally grown recycling services. The post Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith appeared first on Earth911. The company’s Uber-like.

Study reveals gaps in education for recycling paper, packaging

Environmental News Bits

The recently released 2021 Consumer Recycling Habits survey by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), revealed that while 95% of Americans say they recycle (and only 25% of them recycle ‘some of the time’), fewer than half know the basics of recycling. Read more → RecyclingRead the full story at Waste360.

Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products

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The post Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle e-cigarettes vapesWhen e-cigarettes, or vapes, came on the market in 2007, they were initially seen as.

Tips for Recycling Computers, Phones and Other E-waste Successfully

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The post Tips for Recycling Computers, Phones and Other E-waste Successfully appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle 2019-recycling-industry computers smartphonesIt happens to all of us, when the computer, smartphone, or another electronic device no.

Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available?

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The post Will Infinitely Recyclable Plastic Soon Be Available? Business & Policy EcoTech Plastic recyclingA multidisciplinary team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a plastic that. appeared first on Earth911.

SABIC launches recycled automotive resins

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. The three new automotive resins contain up to 29 percent recycled content and offer similar performance to virgin resins, SABIC says. Read more → Auto industry Circular economy

Earth911 Podcast: The Recycling Partnership’s Sarah Dearman on PlasticIQ

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Earth911 talks with Sarah Dearman, vice president of circular ventures at The Recycling Partnership, about. The post Earth911 Podcast: The Recycling Partnership’s Sarah Dearman on PlasticIQ appeared first on Earth911.

Solar Panel Recycling in the US: a Looming E-waste Concern

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The post Solar Panel Recycling in the US: a Looming E-waste Concern appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech How To Recycle e-waste solar-panel-recyclingThe United States now has enough installed solar energy capacity to power 17.7 million homes.

Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics

Successful Green

Polyethylene is thin and lightweight, and could keep... The post Recycled plastic bags turn into fabrics appeared first on successful GREEN. Engineers at MIT have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags.

Australia’s official battery recycling scheme ramping up a network with new look: B-cycle

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In the lead-up to the January 2022 launch of the national public Scheme, B-cycle will be actively pursuing new industry participants such as household battery importers, manufacturers, recyclers, and retailers to join the Scheme. Read more → Energy storage RecyclingRead the full story in pv magazine.

Why industry and government want to change the rules around a universal recycling symbol

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In this last week prior to the final decision, local governments, nonprofits, and one of the country’s largest waste and recycling corporations shared more with Waste360 on what they think the legislation, dubbed by some as the “Truth in Recycling” bill, will mean. They answer questions like: How do… Read more → Packaging Recycling Regulation Sustainable designRead the full story at Waste360.

Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable?

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One of these eco-friendly and easily recyclable materials is aluminum. Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable? Is Aluminum Recyclable? Considered “the most recyclable of all materials”, Aluminum is touted as 100% percent recyclable. Is Aluminum Foil Recyclable?

Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling

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The post Earth911 Podcast: Nexus Fuels’ Jeff Gold on Molecular Plastic Recycling appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Podcasts molecular recycling Nexus Fuels Plastic plastic recycling

California lawmakers end session by passing slate of recycling, organics bills

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Bills regulating recyclability and compostability claims on packaging, restricting exports of plastic scrap, and updating the state’s bottle bill are all heading to Gov. Read more → Circular economy Composting Recycling RegulationRead the full story at Waste Dive. Gavin Newsom.

Earth911 Quiz #81: The Plastic Recycling Crisis

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We recently reported on changes in plastic recycling that signal a crisis has arrived. The post Earth911 Quiz #81: The Plastic Recycling Crisis appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Quizzes quiz-plastic-crisis

China to ramp up recycling, incineration in new plastic pollution push

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China will boost its plastic recycling and incineration capabilities, promote “green” plastic products and take action against the overuse of plastic in packaging and agriculture, it said in a 2021-2025 “five-year plan” published on Wednesday. Read more → China RecyclingRead the full story from Reuters.

Coca Cola talks deposit recycling schemes and plastic quality: ‘We need a step-change for packaging collection’

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On its path to achieving zero waste and net zero GHG emissions, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners is advocating for deposit recycling schemes across Great Britain. Read more → Food and beverage manufacturing Packaging RecyclingRead the full story at Food Navigator. Julian Hunt, VP of Communications & Public Affairs tells FoodNavigator this would help deliver best outcomes for businesses, consumers, and the environment.

Australia’s first solar panel recycling facility is now operational

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Australia’s very first solar panel recycling facility is up and running in Thomastown, Melbourne. Read more → Recycling SolarRead the full story at EQ International. The plant was completed in September 2020 by Melbourne-based co-operative Lotus Energy.

Wisconsin residents could conserve more food and recycle more paper, a state DNR study finds

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The state Department of Natural Resources is hoping to encourage more residents to recycle and utilize composting after a review of the state’s garbage found a large amount of cardboard, plastic and spoiled food in dumps across the state. Over the past year, employees from the department have… Read more → Publications RecyclingRead the full story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Non-toxic supercapacitors go fully recyclable

Physics World

Researchers at the Empa in Dübendorf, Switzerland, have made a high-performance supercapacitor entirely from recyclable, non-toxic materials. Carbon-based inks make first fully recyclable transistors.

Ineos debuts recycled-content styrene resins

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Read the full story at Recycling Today. The Ineos Styrolution business unit of global petrochemical firm Ineos is introducing its Novodur ECO ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and Novodur ECO High Heat resins at a trade fair in Germany this week. Read more → Chemical manufacturing Circular economy Green chemistry

Siemens Gamesa launches recyclable offshore blade

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Siemens Gamesa has launched what the company describes as the world’s first wind turbine blade ready for commercial use offshore that can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle – the RecyclableBlade. Read the full story at OffshoreWind.biz. Read more → Circular economy Wind

Solar PV’s recycling opportunity

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Read the full story at Renewable Energy World. As new, more efficient photovoltaic cells become cheaper and more common, and they spread to more and more installations at every scale, they come with a future problem that could get out of hand in the United States, or it could be a source of great opportunity… Read more → Circular economy Solar

GE Advances Wind Turbine Blade Recycling With European Partnerships

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GE Renewable Energy is collaborating with European partners neowa and LafargeHolcim to advance wind turbine recycling and reuse as part of broader efforts to contribute to the European Commission’s (EC) circular economy action plan.

We Need to Clean Up Our Recycling Crisis

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Our report found 71% of Americans ordered takeout or delivery between one to three times a week, but less than half could correctly identify which types of food ware items could be recycled. Much of our takeout food comes in containers that are not recyclable.

Unilever making new recyclable toothpaste tubes available to other brands

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Unilever will convert its entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025 and is making the packaging innovation available to other companies. Read more → Packaging Pharmaceuticals and personal care products Recycling Sustainable designRead the full story at Consumer Goods Technology.

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Recycled plastic bags make sustainable fabrics

Physics World

Textiles made from natural fibres such as wool, cotton, silk or linen require considerable amounts of energy and water to recycle, while textiles that are coloured or made of composite materials are hard to recycle at all.

Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles

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Activists welcome move but warn recycling should not be default solution to plastics crisis. Read the full story in The Guardian. Read more → Circular economy

Siemens Gamesa makes "world's first" recyclable wind turbine

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Siemens Gamesa claims to have created the world's first recyclable wind turbine blades. The RecyclableBlade turbine blades are ready to be used offshore. The new blade design allows the parts and materials to disintegrate at the end of their lifespan

Center For Rural Pennsylvania Recycling Study Recommends Additional Resources To Support Rural Recycling, Fix Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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California legislature passes high-profile bill to regulate recyclability labels

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The bill, which would prohibit use of the “chasing arrows” symbol or any other recyclability claim on packaging unless it was approved through a detailed state-led process, could have national implications in the packaging policy… Read more → Circular economy Packaging RegulationRead the full story at Waste Dive. The California legislature passed a major labeling bill (SB 343) on September 9.

What goes in the recycling bin?

Environment Blog

Home recycling is one of the best ways that you can do your bit for the environment. In this article, we have provided some information on what goes in which bins, a quick reminder of what you can and can’t recycle, and some tips for making home recycling easier.

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Baltimore aspires to ‘zero waste’ but recycles only a tiny fraction of its residential plastic

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A new report ranked Baltimore last among five cities studied for recycling rates. But the problem lies with plastic itself: Most of it never gets recycled. Read the full story at Inside Climate News. Read more → Circular economy Sustainable communities Zero waste

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Are you prepared to defend your recyclability claims?

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In December, Walmart was sued for allegedly deceiving consumers about the recyclability of its private-label product packaging. Read the full story in GreenBiz. Not just called out on social media or criticized in a vigilante blog post, but sued in California Superior Court in Alameda County. While the first hearing isn’t until this month and a ruling is… Read more → Circular economy Environmental law Packaging

For Purpose Recycling debuts recycled ocean plastic utility belt

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Each belt funds the prevention of 10 kilograms worth of plastic waste from entering the ocean

Role of the social factors in success of solar photovoltaic reuse and recycle programmes

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“Role of the social factors in success of solar photovoltaic reuse and recycle programmes.” The impacts could be mitigated by module recycling, repair and reuse;… Read more → Circular economy Publications SolarWalzberg, J., Carpenter, A. & & Heath, G.A.

Compostable plastic cutlery can be recycled into home-insulating foam

New Scientist

Compostable plastic can be turned into a foam that functions as building insulation, creating a potential solution to difficulties in recycling the material