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Five plastics recycling projects will take in a total of $11.7 million in California state grants. The awarded companies are targeting scrap plastic from a variety of sources.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) recently approved its 2018-19 Recycled Fiber, Plastic and Glass Grant...


What is your name? 
Michelle Minstrell

Where do you work and what do you do? 
I am Principal Consultant with Waste Knowledge, LLC, a waste/recycling/compost/zero waste consultancy.

Tell us how you emnbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?
Recycling is not just what I do, it...


Several paper mills are expected to open new facilities or expand capacity for residential mixed paper by the end of 2019 into 2021.

Since China’s National Sword policy went into effect, Chaz Miller, chair of the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)-Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) regional...


The sharing economy is flourishing, leading to a stronger sense of community and environmental benefits. It’s a trend that facilitates peer-to-peer exchange of goods and services for everything from bicycles to lodging.

In many ways, our culture values experiences rather than ownership of things. Take the Marie Kondo...


Our recycling system is in a crisis. Last year, China stopped taking our recycling for processing, setting off a chain reaction of problems for the American recycling system. In New England and across the country, the cost of recycling for towns and cities is skyrocketing, forcing local governments to shift around their budgets...