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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. "There’s a growing...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...