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Best Buy Celebrates Milestone: 1 Billion Pounds of Recycled Electronics
Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN) (09/19/14) Reinan, John
Best Buy celebrated recycling its 1 billionth pound of consumer electronics and appliances in five years. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly calls the free e-cycling program the biggest and, we believe the best, consumer electronics ...
N.J. Lawmakers Seek to Quell Rampant Metal Theft
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) (09/19/14) Seidman, Andrew
New Jersey lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at discouraging the theft of metal fixtures from churches, schools, and other buildings. The legislation would require scrap metal businesses to purchase metals with che...
With Recycling Centers Dwindling in SF, One Operator Plans to Bring the People to His Business
San Francisco Examiner (09/19/14) Sabatini, Joshua
Ors Csaszar, owner of Bayview, Calif.-based Our Planet Recycling, will offer bus service to help people get to recycling centers by the end of September. San Francisco has closed 22 of its 35 recycling centers since 1990 and i...
Dunkin Donuts Tests Recyclable Cups as Foam Loses Favor
Bloomberg (09/18/14) Patton, Leslie
Dunkin' Donuts is testing recyclable-plastic cups to replace its foam cups. Fifth-grade students sent a petition to the company's headquarters in July asking the company to stop using foam cups. Consumers want a more environmentally friend...
Carton Recycling Network Formed
Environmental Leader (09/15/14)
Twelve companies committed to improving carton recycling are the inaugural members of the new Carton Recycling Champions network formed by the Carton Council of North America. The companiesBoxed Water Is Better, Crystal Creamery, Dean Foods, Fat...
Scraps Turned to Treasure
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald (NC) (09/12/14) Hoang, Khai
TNT Recycling, a scrap metal processing company that specializes in purchasing metal alloys, is the new iteration of a former bankrupt metal recycling company in the same location in Halifax, N.C. The company has more than...
From Fishing Nets to Carpet, ECONYL Invests in More Nylon Recycling
Triple Pundit (09/12/14) Kaye, Leon
Aquafil works to reduce the world's demand for fibers, such as those used in carpeting, through improved textile and carpet recycling, consumer education, and creating new markets for its recycled fibers and yarns. The company currently is wo...
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