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5-Step Guide to Treecycling

By Trey Granger
Christmas is over and the tree may be starting to look a little sad. But how do you dispose of the tree? Christmas tree recycling, or treecycling, is the responsible way to dispose of cut…

By 2028, Ikea Will Phase Out Plastic from All Consumer Packaging

By Leon Kaye
Yes, many of us have long snickered at the very thought of Ikea furniture and products – as this recent parody bit of John Oliver in this recent Saturday Night Live skit sums up. Of…

Big Brands Stoke Cement Kilns With Plastic Waste As Recycling Falters

By Joe Brock and others Photo: Willy Kurniawan , Reuters
The global consumer goods industry’s plans for dealing with the vast plastic waste it generates can be seen here in a landfill on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital, where a swarm of excavators tears into…

ExxonMobil to Build its First Large-Scale Plastic Waste Advanced Recycling Facility

By Emily Holbrook Photo: Pixabay
ExxonMobil plans to build its first, large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown, Texas, and is expected to start operations by year-end 2022. By recycling plastic waste back into raw materials that can be…

Reusable Packaging Is the Latest Eco-Friendly Trend

By Jamie Ducharme Photo: Getty Images
When you toss a plastic bottle into your recycling bin, there’s no guarantee it actually gets recycled. In fact, odds are, it doesn’t. According to the World Economic Forum, just 14% of plastic packaging is…

Maine Is a Trailblazer in Holding Companies Accountable for Recycling Packaging Waste

By David M. Kuchta Photo: Anton Petrus / Getty Images
This summer, Maine became the first state in the U.S. to enact an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging law, which requires companies that produce packaging waste to help pay for the costs of its…

Maine Will Make Companies Pay for Recycling. Here’s How It Works.

By Winston Choi-Schagrin Photo: Leon Werdinger/Alamy
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”

E-Waste: What Happens When We Fail To Recycle Electronics

By Earth911
Today, the average person owns three to four electronic devices. But what happens after these devices become obsolete and replaced? The unfortunate reality is that a majority go into the trash can, generating e-waste. It…

Maine tries to shift some costs of recycling onto companies instead of taxpayers

By Frances Stead Sellers Photo: Gabe Souza
 At the height of tourist season, the recycling bins in this coastal town used to swell with glass and plastic, office paper and piles of cardboard from the local boatyard.

As electric vehicles take off, we’ll need to recycle their batteries

By Madeleine Stone
When Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning last week — an all-electric version of the best- selling vehicle in the United States—it was a big moment in the short history of electric cars. The 530-horsepower, 6,500-pound…