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Metal producer cuts chemical waste through recycling

March 12, 2014
Wyman-Gordon Co. has worked hard over the past few years to cut down on its chemical waste, which had put the company at the top of the list of polluters in Worcester County, Mass., for years.
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Worker dies in Virginia recycling plant incident

September 5, 2013
A 53-year-old worker at a Roanoke County recycling plant in Virginia was killed in an accident last week after he fell in a baler machine that is used to compact waste.
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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

July 9, 2013
New data from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reveals that 66.2 million tons of municipal solid waste were collected for recycling in 2011.
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Report calls for implementation of producer responsibility to boost recycling rates

June 11, 2013
Introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging in the United States could lead to a boost in recycling rates, according to a new report from As You Sow, a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization that aims to promote environmental responsibilities.
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San Francisco achieves record high recycling rates

May 22, 2013
Increasing recycling rates has been on the agenda for U.S. cities for a long time now, with varying degrees of success.
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New facility turns wastewater into biofuel

May 1, 2013
Renewable energy company BlackGold Biofuels has opened a first-of-its-kind recycling facility in Charlotte, N.C., that turns wastewater into fuel.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

March 8, 2013
As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

February 27, 2013
More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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PET water bottle recycling rates on the rise

February 22, 2013
Manufacturers of bottled water are on the right path to reducing the environmental footprint of their products.
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