California redemption fraud in spotlight again - Jake Thomas

October 12th, 2012 - California's beverage container redemption program is hemorrhaging money due to fraud, according to a recent report in the Los Angeles TimesRead More

‘Milestone’ in US can recycling - Editorial Staff

September 5th, 2012 - United States: The US recycling rate for post-consumer aluminium cans jumped seven percentage points last year, according to the Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). The rate leapt from 58.1% in 2010 to 65.1% - meaning 61 billion cans were recycled.  Read More

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