Biggest Challenge to U.S. Recycling Isn’t China

Date: 24 Sep 2018 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Proponents of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Paper, Products, and Packaging (PPP) are jumping on the “China Crisis” bandwagon by attempting to revive efforts to shift control over recycling from local government and existing recycling companies to statewide non-profit agencies under the control of Big Soda companies and their allies.… Read More

Chinese Recycling Policy Induce Return to Local Recycling in New Jersey

Clean stream recycling is the name of the game in this era of Chinese restrictions on imported recyclable materials from the US. The town of 13,000 people reinstated dual stream after five-years of single stream recycling based on economics. “It was continually costing us more per ton to recycle single-stream throughout 2017,” Eugene MacMahon, Oakland, N.J.’s recycling coordinator, as a result of China’s policies.… Read More

Picks: States vs. Hospital Monopolies, Cities vs. Bitcoin Miners, Here Comes Free Transit, and more (6th Edition)

Date: 13 Jun 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s Weekly Picks details the myriad fights between cities and distant, consolidated industries such as investor-owned electric utilities, immigration and customs enforcement (ICE), and cryptocurrency miners. Other stories detail what localities can do in response to China’s ban on U.S. recycling scrap as well as how to build a smart city.… Read More

Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on Incinerator Plan

Date: 11 May 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After mass citizen protests in China’s Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province,  government officials vowed on Wednesday to cancel plans for a waste incinerator plant. Here’s the story, reproduced from Radio Free Asia: Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on … Read More

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