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New Data Protection Laws to Impact E-waste Recyclers

Data security laws in New York and California will require businesses to implement additional security on their recycling vendors.
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Ins and Outs of Managing Special Wastes

Special waste ventures can be tricky as these materials are not nearly as defined as MSW and managing them requires more care.
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California Lawmakers Fail to Pass Comprehensive Single-use Plastic Reform

AB 1080 and SB 54 would have been the first measures to phase out all single-use packaging and foodware that can't be recycled or composted statewide by 2030.
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Material Preparation is Key – Are you doing enough?

Intelligent sorting devices including optical sorters, robots, and even humans on the QC line, are an integral part of today’s MRF system. They are more capable than any other machine of making intelligent decisions based on the visual or material ch
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Amazon to Lose Hundreds of Employees during Climate Change Walkout

Amazon is expected to lose hundreds of members of its workforce on September 20 when employees walk out as part of the youth-driven Global Climate Strike.

The post Amazon to Lose Hundreds of Employees during Climate Change Walkout appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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CU Boulder Replaces Plastic Cups with Aluminum at Football Stadium

The University of Colorado Boulder formed a partnership with Ball Corporation to offer aluminum cups instead of plastic at football games this season.

The post CU Boulder Replaces Plastic Cups with Aluminum at Football Stadium appeared first on Environmental Leader.

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Winchester, Mass., Prepares for Waste Disposal Cost Increase

The town is considering a $ 190,000 increase for trash disposal costs and will begin developing a new collections contract.
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California bill promotes dual-stream recycling

California bill promotes dual-stream recycling
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On Friday, Aug. 30, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an assembly bill into law that encourages local governments to increase curbside separation in their recycling programs. 

AB 815 was authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, California, in order to reduce contamination in the state’s recycling stream. The bill states that the measure would “incentivize, but not require communities and waste haulers to implement [dual-stream] recycling programs.”

According to the bill, existing law requires cities, counties or regional agencies to submit an annual report to the state’s Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) summarizing its progress in reducing solid and household hazardous waste. Existing law requires the department to review a jurisdiction’s compliance with the diversion requirements every two to four years and requires the department to issue an order of compliance if the department finds, after considering specified factors, the jurisdiction failed to make a good faith effort to implement its source reduction and recycling element or household hazardous waste element. The bill states that “after issuing an order of compliance, existing law authorizes the department to impose administrative civil penalties upon that jurisdiction, as provided.”

The bill will require California’s Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery to consider whether jurisdictions have implemented a dual-stream recycling element or household hazardous waste element. 

AB 815 had bipartisan support throughout the legislative process, and the measure will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. 

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Source: Recycling Today
California bill promotes dual-stream recycling
<![CDATA[On Friday, Aug. 30, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an assembly bill into law that encourages local governments to increase curbside separation in their recycling programs. AB 815 was authored by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, California, in order to reduce contamination in the state’s recycling stream. The bill states that the measure would “incentivize, but not require communities and waste haulers to implement [dual-stream] recycling programs.”According to the bill, existing law requires cities, counties or regional agencies to submit an annual report to the state’s Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) summarizing its progress in reducing solid and household hazardous waste. Existing law requires the department to review a jurisdiction’s compliance with the diversion requirements every two to four years and requires the department to issue an order of compliance if the department finds, after considering specified factors, the jurisdiction failed to make a good faith effort to implement its source reduction and recycling element or household hazardous waste element. The bill states that “after issuing an order of compliance, existing law authorizes the department to impose administrative civil penalties upon that jurisdiction, as provided.”The bill will require California’s Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery to consider whether jurisdictions have…

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Hartford, Conn., WTE Plant Experiences Second Major Breakdown

The plant is now back in operation after a turbine malfunction in June.
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Green Lights initiative raises awareness on lightbulb recycling

Green Lights initiative raises awareness on lightbulb recycling
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Millions and millions of lightbulbs end up in the landfill each year, including fluorescent lights, which contain small amounts of mercury.

LEDtronics, Torrance, California, has launched a 60-day initiative to help raise awareness on how citizens and companies can properly recycle lightbulbs. The Green Lights initiative is aimed to educate the public about lighting recycling through social media and other media platforms. LEDtronics has also partnered with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to raise awareness through an online petition, which has gained 46 signatures from new and longtime supports of proper lighting disposal since the launch Aug. 20.

“‘When my lightbulbs burn out, where do I put them?’ Being in the lighting business for nearly 40 years, we get that question a lot,” says Shaan Lodhie, LEDtronics’ chief operating officer. “Our company makes only LEDs, which are safe to dispose of in trash bins because they contain no hazardous chemicals, but that’s not necessarily the right option for environmental, safety and other reasons.”

Materials being shared through the Green Lights initiative include a “how to” on proper disposal and recycling of the most common types of lightbulbs. The company says locating a home improvement store with a take-back program or a local recycling center that accepts bulbs is the best option. While LEDs are safe to dispose of in waste bins due to the absence of toxic chemicals, recycling them is “the best option” from a safety and environmental perspective, especially because the bulbs contain reusable elements.

At the end of the campaign, LEDtronics will also make a donation to KAB to help the nonprofit with its mission to “inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.” The donation will fall on Nov. 15, which is America Recycles Day.

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Source: Recycling Today
Green Lights initiative raises awareness on lightbulb recycling
<![CDATA[Millions and millions of lightbulbs end up in the landfill each year, including fluorescent lights, which contain small amounts of mercury.LEDtronics, Torrance, California, has launched a 60-day initiative to help raise awareness on how citizens and companies can properly recycle lightbulbs. The Green Lights initiative is aimed to educate the public about lighting recycling through social media and other media platforms. LEDtronics has also partnered with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to raise awareness through an online petition, which has gained 46 signatures from new and longtime supports of proper lighting disposal since the launch Aug. 20.“‘When my lightbulbs burn out, where do I put them?’ Being in the lighting business for nearly 40 years, we get that question a lot,” says Shaan Lodhie, LEDtronics’ chief operating officer. “Our company makes only LEDs, which are safe to dispose of in trash bins because they contain no hazardous chemicals, but that’s not necessarily the right option for environmental, safety and other reasons.”Materials being shared through the Green Lights initiative include a “how to” on proper disposal and recycling of the most common types of lightbulbs. The company says locating a home improvement store with a take-back program or a local recycling center that…

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