Aluminum can recycling rate rises

August 29th, 2012 - The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum cans has jumped by 7 percentage points, according to several trade associations that track the data.  Read More

'Single-stream' recycling that eliminates sorting gaining in popularity in Central Florida  - Ludmilla Lelis

Jun 11, 2012 - Florida - Jamie Colburn no longer has to separate the milk jugs from the old magazines and cardboard boxes on recycling day in Eustis.  Instead, he can pitch all his recyclables into one 64-gallon rolling cart — no sorting required.  "It's a lot more convenient, and the cart is bigger than the bins we had been putting out," he said. "It's about time we did this." Read More

Artist turns ubiquitous plastic water bottles into sculpture  - Nancy Gillson

July 5th, 2012 - Ohio - Aurora Robson has found a striking way to recycle plastic water bottles: She turns them into sculptures.  Her exhibits, including one planned for the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, encompass more than 75,000 water bottles — collected, cleaned, cut and molded into free-standing and hanging pieces that some viewers have likened to the glasswork of Dale Chihuly.  Read More

Massachusetts Senate approves bottle bill  - David Abel

July 21, 2012 - Massachusetts - Every legislative session for nearly two decades, state lawmakers have proposed bills to expand the bottle law, the nickel deposit that encourages recycling of soda, beer, and malt beverage containers.  The bills have died every time, usually cast into the legislative oblivion known as being “sent to study.”  Read More

Spinning the Bottle  - David Abel

August 9th, 2012 - MA - There may be no better illustration of how, even in the relatively progressive commonwealth, monied special interests are all but granted exclusive decision-making power over our daily lives than the ongoing battle over the expansion of the Mass. Bottle Bill.  Read More