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Electronic Recycling Becomes Booming Business
Hamilton Journal News (OH) (10/13/14) Seitz, Amanda
An increasing number of consumers are recycling their obsolete electronics, with a 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study estimating that more than 650,000 tons of electronics are recycled annually. "Theres a growing...
U.S. PET Container Recycling Rate Hits 31 Percent
FoodBev.com (10/09/14) Weston, Shaun
The United States had a PET recycling rate of 31.2 percent in 2013, up from 30.8 percent in 2012, according to a report from the National Association for PET Container Resources and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers. The repo...
Landowner Wants to Put Waste Tires to Good Use
Fort Stockton Pioneer (TX) (10/09/14) Beal, Bob
Fort Stockton, Texas, attorney Albert Valadez plans to do something about the piles of illegally dumped tires within city limits. Valadez believes the discarded tires can be used for such things as paving material. He was partly ...
E-Waste Collection Business Sets Up Shop in Scotts Valley
Press-Banner (CA) (10/09/14) Shreve, Joe
An industrial site in Scotts Valley, Calif., is becoming more environmentally friendly as Ken Keegan's e-scrap collection and recycling business grows. Keegan began operating All Goods Electronics E-Waste Recycling & Surplus on June 1 in...
Good-Bye E-Waste, Hello Green Cash
Justmeans.com (10/08/14) Pasolini, Antonio
Experts estimate each person creates 15 pounds of obsolete electronics annually, and Gartner reports that in 2013, more than 1.8 billion phones were sold globally. Bellevue, Wash.-based Outerwall, through its ecoATM division, has set u...
Council Approves Funds for Recycling Company Expansion
North Platte Bulletin (NE) (10/08/14) Lauby, George
North Platte, Neb.-based ABC Recycling has seen business quadruple since its launch in mid-June, and now an $85,000 loan from the city will enable the recycler to continue its rapid expansion. The city council has approved a f...
Portage Council Approves Abatements to Provide Some 500 Jobs
Northwest Indiana Times (IN) (10/07/14) Russell, Joyce
International Recycling Group recently received a tax abatement for locating a plastics recycling facility within a 575,000-square-foot building in Portage, Ind. The company will process discarded plastic for both the packa...
Metal Theft Bill Signed in California
Electric Co-op Today (10/07/14) Kahn, Michael W.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Sept. 26 that calls for scrap metal dealers to subscribe to regional theft alerts via ScrapTheftAlert.com. The website, developed by ISRI, allows law enforcement officials to ent...
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