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Financial Times (10/19/14) Brown, John Murray

New waste gasification technology could enable almost all of an obsolete car to be recycled or converted into energy. More than 1 million vehicles are discarded by Britons annually, and a new joint venture between Chinook Sciences a...
Environmental Leader (10/17/14)

U.S. plastic bottle recycling increased 4.3 percent in 2013, and the recycling rate for plastic bottles rose 0.4 percent to 30.9 percent for the year, according to the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Counci...
Louisville Business First (10/15/14) Mann, David A.

Charah Inc. is recycling a byproduct from a coal plant to make a gypsum-based fertilizer for farmers called SUL4R-PLUS. The fertilizer was commercialized about 18 months ago, and company officials say they are now mulling an e...
Holland Sentinel (MI) (10/15/14) Hayden, Jim

Scrap metal dealers in Holland, Mich., say a new state law will help curb metal thefts. The Scrap Metal Recovery Act, which took effect in July, requires dealers to keep better records of transactions. The data will be used to creat...
Daily Illini (10/14/14) Braboy, Ali

Henson Disposal and Southwind RAS are collaborating to bring the Champaign-Urbana, Ill., area its first construction and demolition recycling facility. Bloomington, Ill.-based Henson Disposal recently received a special-use permit from Urbana...
Duncan Banner (OK) (10/14/14) Snyder, Rachel

Duncan Recycling & Refining plans to open a plant in Duncan, Okla., next fall. Company founder David Nichols says he chose Duncan because of his connection to the community and because the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation ...
Los Angeles Daily News (10/12/14) Wilcox, Gregory J.

Athens Services has opened a new, $50 million high-tech recycling facility in Sun Valley, Calif., with the goal of helping Los Angeles achieve zero waste by 2025. The company also has operations in Industry, Pacoima, Harbor G...