Category Archives: Recycling News

Furthering Waste Reduction Through Waste To Energy Recycling

Waste to Energy (WTE) plants have been a viable waste reduction tool for quite some time. But they have still produced waste in the form of ash. Now that ash can be recycled. Covanta, a leader in sustainable energy, and TARTECH eco-industries, a German firm, have joined forces to launch the first metals recycling project […]
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Animal Composting: VDOT has a new plan for disposing of road kill

Composting 101…DON’T put meat, fat or bones in your compost bin. But now we’re hearing that the third largest DOT (Department of Transportation) in the country is planning on composting the thousands of animals that end up dead on the roadside every year. The idea may sound morbid…grotesque even…but the benefits of composting these carcasses […]
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Recycling Cell Phones: Smart Cell Phones Need a Makeover to Become Eco-Friendly

When I speak to people about recycling their cell phones and electronics, the most common objection I hear is that it’s a scam and everything gets landfilled anyway. The second most common concern, and the one that is most valid, is that these personal electronics are being sent overseas to be disassembled and have their […]
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Recycling Creates Jobs in Delaware

At Tips for Recycling we’ve been big fans of ReCommunity since attending the grand opening of the Southfield, Michigan, facility. ReCommunity partners with local governments to provide the most advanced technology in materials reclamation, which in turn helps those communities develop robust recycling programs. We have long promoted recycling as a way to create jobs, […]
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What is the Cost-Benefit of Extended Producer Responsibility on Waste Packaging?

One of the biggest obstacles we face in reducing trash in the U.S. is waste packaging. The concept behind extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is that if manufacturers are made responsible for the end-lives of their commodities they will design those products more responsibly and with less waste. EPR is popular in other countries. Notably, […]
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How to Recycle Electric Car Batteries

Electric and Hybrid vehicles are one way to help reduce our carbon footprint, but there are valid concerns about what happens to electric car batteries when they reach the end of their useful life. Honda shows us how to recycle electric car batteries and hybrid batteries. Honda Recycling Rare Earth Materials From Used EV Batteries […]
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Recycling Plastic Bottles into Plastic Coffee Cups, Which Recycle into More Plastic Cups!

When we consider recycling plastic bottles our imaginations tend to stop at recycling them once. But MicroGREEN, Inc. recycles them again, and again, and again! MicroGREEN, Inc. is the technology and process behind InCycle cups, the first completely recyclable one-use coffee cups on the market. One 20 oz. plastic bottle can be turned into 7 12 […]
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The Phillipines is Winning the Zero Waste Challenge

The City of Alaminos, Phillipines, partners with the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and meets its zero waste challenge in just two years. Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines (via sustainablog) By Anne Larracas and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste” features new ways of thinking, acting, and […]
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Mexico City Puts New Focus on Environmental Issues

Mexico City has a reputation for being dirty and crowded. But in recent years this metropolis has made strides in addressing their environmental issues as residents get involved in going green. Revolution in Mexico City, one lettuce at a time (via AFP) A green revolution is sweeping across the car and concrete jungle of Mexico […]
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The Electric Vehicle Conversion in the U.S.

The U.S. automobile market is finally experiencing an electric vehicle conversion with Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf sales soaring. But why did it take so long? First, and probably foremost in a society that links personal identity with automobile ownership, these have traditionally been, well….ugly. Why was it necessary to make electric cars look like […]
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