• Virginia launches test pilot to recycle unsorted household waste into plastic substitute

      The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) recently announced a partnership with UBQ Materials, to convert unsorted household waste into a plastic substitute. According to Quantis, a provider of environmental impact assessments, every ton of UBQ material produced diverts up to 12 tons of CO2 equivalent, thus making it the most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the planet. As part […]

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  • EPA’s first status report on advancing US recycling infrastructure

      The Environmental Protection Agency has  recently released “Status Report: Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System“. The document outlines the efforts done by the agency to improve the recycling system nationwide. Since the beginning of this year, the EPA has been coordinating 4 main areas of action designating corresponding workgroups: Promote Education and Outreach […]

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  • New York City wants to do away with street garbage

    Since the Dutch settled in New York, the city has been struggling with waste disposal on the streets. Every day 12,000 tons of trash are placed out on sidewalks, making the city’s streets temporary residential and commercial garbage dumps. The Departments of Sanitation and Transportation are now addressing this problem and accepting plans and designs community […]

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  • Asphalt made of recycled car tires tested on public road

      With plastic disasters recently dominating the news, used tires have almost become an overlooked issue. In the U.S., tires are scrapped at a rate of 1.1 tire/person/year leading to over 300 million tires discarded each year. Landfill space is becoming more and more scarce as tires are not biodegradable, and tire accumulation have significant […]

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  • Non-profit recycling organization helps businesses go green

    Thanks to the new “Rethink” guidelines, a variety of businesses are encouraged to rethink what they use and what they throw away. In addition to the Rethink program, the Eugene, Oregon based nonprofit group, BRING Recycling, also offers a TRUE Zero Waste program and environmental certification under the Eco-Logical Business Program (EcoBiz), an environmental certification that recognizes […]

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