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How Materials Science Fuels Circularity

2024-04-16 15:20:05| Waste Age

Transforming plastic waste and renewable waste (like used cooking oil and inedible plant waste) requires stakeholders across waste management, recycling, design, manufacturing, retail, brand ownership, public policy and consumer segments to work together. This web of interrelated services, technologies and products that transform plastic waste and renewable waste into useful materials is what we call the materials ecosystem


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Emerging Contaminant Concerns Drive Changes in Sludge Management

2024-04-16 14:25:52| Waste Age

About 50 percent of sludge has been land applied in the U.S. historically, though now states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are starting to scrutinize this practice as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), microplastics, and other emerging contaminants hit the radar. The concern is that these toxins will leak into groundwater, streams, and rivers; but needing to find alternative management methods is not without challenges.


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TerraCycle Announces Closed-Loop Recycling with Running Shoe Maker ASICS

2024-04-16 13:00:00| Waste Age


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Project Plan B, Salvation Army Trading Company Open Polyester Recycling Plant in England

2024-04-16 13:00:00| Waste Age

A new polyester recycling plant has opened in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England as part of Project Re:claim, a joint venue between Project Plan B and the Salvation Army Trading Company.


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Select Tim Hortons Locations to Test Recyclable Beverage Lids for Six Weeks

2024-04-16 13:00:00| Waste Age

Popular coffee chain Tim Hortons is testing out recyclable lids for hot beverages in an attempt to reduce the restaurant's use of single-use plastics.


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Composting Consortium Releases Compostable Packaging Research

2024-04-16 13:00:00| Waste Age


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Veolia Senior Leadership Team Visits DataBeyond Technology

2024-04-15 15:09:02| Waste Age


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Cox Enterprises Achieves 92% Waste Diversion from Landfill

2024-04-15 15:04:18| Waste Age


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Food Rescue Experts Pool Resources to Build Recovery Infrastructure

2024-04-15 14:55:55| Waste Age

Los Angeles has the largest food-insecure population in the nation with approximately 30 percent of Angelenos in need, according to a University of Southern California study. Yet, the county discards billions of pounds of good food every year, punctuating a need for systemic changes in the food system.


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Queensland, Australia Announces $2.5M Solar Panel Recycling Pilot

2024-04-15 14:50:50| Waste Age

A new, $2,5 million solar panel recycling pilot will be the first of its kind in Australia, according to the Queensland government.


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