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EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform U.S. Recycling, California Stands at Forefront

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling … Read More…

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Biden signs infrastructure bill with more than $350M for recycling, but local effects still years away | Waste Dive

Recycling stakeholders have asked the EPA to keep them involved as it works to implement numerous grants the infrastructure bill contains, including from the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and RECYCLE Act. Source: Biden signs infrastructure bill with more than $350M for …

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Long Beach startup Closed Loop Plastics looks to expand – Long Beach Business Journal

Closed Loop Plastics, a Long Beach-based startup working to broaden the types of plastic materials that can be recycled and reused, is looking to expand operations from its Westside warehouse to at least one more location in California. Source: Long …

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US PET bottle recycling rate continues to sink

Demand for RPET increased 10% in 2020, but it was accompanied by a decrease in PET bottle collection, according to an annual report from the National Association for PET Container Resources. … Read More…

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California’s carpet stewardship fees to consider recycled content

If carpet has at least 10% recycled content, then California consumers will pay a lower recycling system fee at the cash register starting next April. … Read More…

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APR: Industry input crucial to implementing state bills – Plastics Recycling Update

Three West Coast states have signed sweeping recycling bills. Now the real work begins to hash out the details on how the policies will affect the plastics recycling industry. → Source: APR: Industry input crucial to implementing state bills …

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Connecting regulation and recycling rates

During Plastics Recycling World Expo, industry stakeholders discussed whether federal and state regulations will ultimately lead to improved plastics recycling rates. … Read More…

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NAPCOR 2020 PET recycling report shows growth in bottle-to-bottle recycling

The amount of recycled PET for end-market use increased by 800 million pounds from 2010 to 2020, according to the report. … Read More…

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With landfill methane in the climate spotlight, satellite and flyover measurements attract a following | Waste Dive

Landfill operators, nonprofits and regulators are looking to remote measurement technologies as a new way to check on methane releases. But it’s too soon to know if they’ll settle the emissions modeling debate. Source: With landfill methane in the climate …

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Are clothes made from recycled materials really more sustainable? | Environment | The Guardian

A growing number of brands are switching to recycled fibers but experts worry people may believe their purchases are impact-free – when that’s far from true Source: Are clothes made from recycled materials really more sustainable? | Environment | The …

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