Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers


Some cities are closing recycling plants. Others are ending curbside pickup. For recycling to be sustainable, consumers must learn to sort their trash better. Ever since cities began offering curbside recycling programs, skeptics have joked about how it all ends up going to the same place as the garbage. In Franklin, N.H., that’s actually true. … More Under China’s New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers

Seattle to ink new trash-collection contracts worth $850M


Originally published April 17, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated April 17, 2018 at 8:57 am The new 10-year contracts say the Recology and Waste Management trucks must be powered by 100 percent renewable fuels. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to clear Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to sign new long-term contracts for solid-waste collection. The … More Seattle to ink new trash-collection contracts worth $850M