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Municipal Recycling Facility Introduces New Technology

Polystyrene foam densifiers squish the plastic into stackable blocks that can be sold and made into things like picture frames, decorative molds, and office supplies. More

Students Apply Behavioral Economics Principles To Trash Troubles
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Students Apply Behavioral Economics Principles To Trash Troubles

Fayetteville, N.C., was having trouble collecting solid waste. The town's new... More

Voters Pass Statewide Ban on Plastic Carry-Out Bags
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Voters Pass Statewide Ban on Plastic Carry-Out Bags

Effective immediately, customers who don't bring their own bags to the convenience... More

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A Cool Way to Celebrate America Recycles Day
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A Cool Way to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Hundreds of people gathered at the site of a future 10 mgd water reclamation plant... More

Is the Market for Recyclables Dead? Nope!
New Use For Coffee Grounds Besides Roses
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New Use For Coffee Grounds Besides Roses

Some people recycle their coffee grounds as plant fertilizer. Maybe water... More

Water Utility is Two-for-One Waste Winner
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Water Utility is Two-for-One Waste Winner

A Florida water and sewer agency's fertilizer earns national awards. More

Crushing Glass for Cash
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Crushing Glass for Cash

A rural solid waste agency cashes in by recycling glass. More

How Much of the U.S. is Covered in Landfills?
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How Much of the U.S. is Covered in Landfills?

The average American throws away 4.4 pounds of trash a day. Despite heroic efforts... More

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City to Study How Well Residents, Businesses Follow Orders

A Canadian community is auditing recycling bin content to determine where and how solid waste stream contamination occurs. The $100,000 audit will cost only $10,000. More

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