• Aspen, Pitkin County recognized as state leaders in recycling and composting



    Pitkin County and Aspen are at the top of the list of Colorado municipalities and counties making strides in recycling and composting, but officials say there is still much work to do to get to where they want to be.

    The county and city were recognized as state leaders…

  • Love Zero Waste App finds treasure in trash


    By Dyana Z. Furmansky

    The launch of the Love Zero Waste app in April 2020 is one of the little good-news stories that got trashed in the outbreak of the global pandemic, when practically the only news reported was bleak and related to COVID-19. “We didn’t get the coverage we…

  • New Technology Detects Food Packaging


    LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 20, 2021–

    NEXTLOOPP, the groundbreaking project by Nextek Limited, that recently won the overall award for ‘Best Sustainable Packaging Innovation’ at Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards – https://packagingeurope.com/sustainability-awards-2021-winners-revealed/ has revealed the results of its highly successful tracer-based sorting trials held at TOMRA (Germany) in September…

  • China’s Changing Import Regulations— What Does It All Mean?


    There’s a new normal in the world of recycling. Once the largest importer of post-consumer recyclables, China decided it didn’t want “foreign garbage” inundating its country anymore.

    So, it instituted a waste import ban on 24 kinds of solid wastes in January 2018; a new contamination standard of 0.5 percent…

  • End of Davis landfill drop-off recycling resulted from international trends


     Standard Examiner, March 18, 2016
    Doug Gibson

    There’s a simple reason that the Davis County landfill recently ended its drop-off recycling program — it was not supporting itself, victim to trends outside its control.

    Besides an increase in curbside recycling firms in Davis County — the chief…

  • What Happens to Your Recyclables After They Are Picked Up?

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled items after you leave them out on the curb? See all chapters of the recycling process in this short 3 minute video. Watch now.