Recycling in California is getting tougher. The state’s recycling rate, once the highest in the nation, has fallen below 50%. Problems within the bottle return system and Chinese import restrictions have to be addressed if the state is to reach its 75% recycling goal.… Read More
Recently, environmental regulators in Maryland have proposed regulations that would require Wheelabrator’s Baltimore trash incinerator (also known as BRESCO) cut its emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by approximately one-fifth, but the proposed regulations are far from what is needed.… Read More
Neil Seldman and Bob Gedert explain how the consolidation of large waste disposal services led to single stream recycling, and how China’s changing rules will affect the future of that system.… Read More
Pay As You Throw (PAYT) a proven global waste metering system is the vital first step to reaching Zero Waste. For all those municipal leaders that have made a commitment to reducing waste, but have not yet implemented PAYT, it’s time to move from stagnant to progressive recycling based on how residents pay for trash.… Read More
In the 1980s there were over thirty proposed garbage incinerators in California. By the middle of the decade all but four of them had been stopped thanks to the advocacy of organized citizens.
The Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) is holding their annual conference, Decon and Reuse 18, on September 19-21, 2018 in Grand rapids, MI. BMRA is the trade association for the the building deconstruction industry in the US and Canada. It’s members include both … Read More
Happy Fifth Birthday to Right to Repair which has been fighting for our rights to reduce waste, save money and share skills.
Just five short years ago the Repair Association’s Right to Repair initiative took up the challenge of forcing manufacturers to allow independent repair through legislation. It was an audacious step fighting against many of the biggest names in the electronics industry.… Read More