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Second Food Scraps-to-RNG Project Certified Under California LCFS GREET 3.0 | BioCycle

Before January 2021, no food scraps-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) pathways had been certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under CA-GREET 3.0 —the life cycle analysis model that has been used by the agency since 2019 to certify Low …

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California provides funding to boost thermoform recycling

PET reclaimers have been awarded millions of dollars from the state of California to help finance recycling projects. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) on April 19 approved a $3 million grant to Green Impact Manufacturing and …

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Data Corner: The importance of decoupling recycled and virgin plastic prices

Historically, recycled plastic resin and bale prices have closely tracked virgin resin pricing. High virgin resin prices create good times for plastic reclaimers. Conversely the remarkably low virgin resin prices experienced across most plastic types in the last few years …

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Asking what should count as recycling, EPA gets an earful

If food scraps from households are composted, should that count in the nation’s recycling rate? What if they’re fed to livestock or processed in anaerobic digesters? Those are just a couple of the many questions the EPA is grappling with …

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ReFED Analysis Identifies Solutions to Reduce Food Waste

In 2019, across the U.S. 80 million tons of food went unsold or uneaten. Wasted food has both environmental and economic impacts. It accounts for approximately 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 2 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. …

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Battery Resourcers Takes Mixed-Stream Approach to Lithium-Ion Recycling

With the proliferation of lithium-ion-powered electronics and vehicles over the past decade, the race to address the environmental and regulatory challenges of spent batteries continues to accelerate. Current estimates show only 5% of lithium-ion ba … Read More…

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Li-Cycle to Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

TORONTO–Li-Cycle Corp. (“Li-Cycle” or “the Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the Company will build its third comme … Read More…

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Plastics Recycling Conference debates aspirational recycling goals as deadlines approach

Numerous organizations, companies and governments have pledged to meet recycling-related goals by as early as 2025. Panelists discussed what could help achieve these targets, despite skepticism. … Read More…

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Food waste action plan calls for organics diversion infrastructure, compost market expansion

NRDC, ReFED and other partners, backed by cities like Atlanta and Baltimore, want federal facilities to divert their organic waste and purchase finished compost. They also seek $650 million in federal funds annually for local efforts. … Read More…

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Rural, low-income Californians need recycling centers | CalMatters

Nearly 1,000 California redemption centers have closed since 2015, leaving remote places like Humboldt County with no centers at all. Source: Rural, low-income Californians need recycling centers | CalMatters Read More…