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LC Athletes Roepke and Retzlaff Pioneer Recycling Business
The Pioneer Log (OR) (11/23/14) Lee, Maddie
Intrepid Resource Management recently received an Incubator+Launch Seed Fund Grant from Lewis and Clark College's Center for Entrepreneurship. The grant makes IRM eligible for up to $20,000 this year to fund its venture. IRM serves a...
How Clover Hit It Big by Recycling Used Electronics
Crain's Chicago Business (11/22/14) McKeough, Kevin
Clover Holdings has launched a phone buyback program targeted to businesses that want to upgrade to Apple iPhone 6 smartphones. Such programs have helped Clover CEO Jim Cerkleski expand a $1.7 million printer cartridge recycli...
Recycling Unwanted Electronic Items Is 'Big Business'
Ottawa Daily Times (IL) (11/21/14) Stout, Steve
At a recycling event in Oglesby, Ill., area residents dropped off more than 183,000 pounds of electronic items that are prohibited from being discarded in landfills. Event organizer Tom Porter, the city's public health and safety ...
Local Business Wins Innovative Plastics Recycling Award
Pike County News Watchman (OH) (11/19/14)
The American Chemistry Council has selected Geo-Tech Polymers of Waverly, Ohio, to receive its 2014 Innovation in Plastics Recycling Award. "This years award recipients are helping overcome some of the hurdles needed to take plastics r...
B.C. Company Greasing the Wheels With Biodiesel Push
Cleantech Canada (11/18/14) Nesseth, David
In the past five years, British Columbia-based Greasecycle has collected discarded cooking grease, transforming it into biodiesel that it sells at farmers markets. With five biodiesel-fueled trucks, Greasecycle collects thousands of l...
Turlock Recycling Company Receives $1 Million Grant
Turlock Journal (CA) (11/18/14) Arakelian, Elizabeth
Turlock, Calif.-based Peninsula Plastics Recycling won a $1 million grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), enabling the company to purchase new equipment and create nine new pos...
Robots Put to Work on E-Waste
University of New South Wales (11/18/14)
Researchers at Australia's University of New South Wales believe they have automated the process of disassembling liquid crystal display screens for recycling. The team has programmed industrial robots to learn and memorize how screens a...
UpWise Recycles Used Electronics, Gives Discounts on New Ones
PSFK (11/17/14) Kunz, Marnie
New York-based UpWise is reducing the amount of potentially toxic e-scrap through an innovative trade-in program. Users can trade their cell phones or other obsolete electronic devices for discounted cell phone cases, chargers, tablets, tablet case...
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