Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


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  • NYC Mayor Ending City's Purchase of Single-Use Plastics

    The mayor's executive order will reduce the city's carbon emissions by approximately 500 tons per year, decrease plastic pollution, and reduce risks to wildlife, with the city estimating it will reduce the purchase of single-use plastics by city agencies by 95 percent.

  • The Netherlands Ratifies Ship Recycling Convention

    Under the treaty, ships to be sent for recycling are required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials, specific to each ship. Ship recycling yards are required to provide a "Ship Recycling Plan" specifying the manner in which each ship will be recycled, depending on its particulars and its inventory.

  • DOE Opens Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Laboratory

    The goal is to reclaim and recycle critical materials such as cobalt and lithium from lithium-based batteries cost effectively.

  • Vermont Top State for Battery Recycling in 2018

    Atlanta-based Call2Recycle, Inc. revealed the top 10 battery recycling states on Feb. 18, National Battery Day.

  • Nine Teams Chosen for Colorado's NextCycle Program

    Each of the nine teams selected for the first-of-its-kind pilot program will receive a $5,000 business development grant, mentoring from the Colorado NextCycle technical advisory committee, and technical support from RRS, the recycling and sustainability consulting firm assisting with the Colorado NextCycle program.

  • International Statistic of 2018: 90.5 Percent of Plastic Waste Never Recycled

    General Motors is turning its employees

    The winning International Statistic of 2018 is 90.5%: the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled. The UK Statistic of 2018 is 27.8%: the peak percentage of all electricity produced in the United Kingdom from solar power on June 30, 2018.