Recycling

News

A Grace Note for a Gritty Business

Published: 
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:24pm
Category: 
Waste

Recycling in New York is a scrappy business. Billions have gone toward building water tunnels, power plants, subways and sewage treatment facilities, but little toward an infrastructure of recycling. 

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Regulators move to shut down battery recycling plant

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Regional air pollution regulators moved Friday to shut down Exide Technologies' troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon, citing public health risks from its repeated emissions of lead and arsenic.

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After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign

Published: 
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Waste

More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.

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A City That Turns Garbage Into Energy Copes With a Shortage

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Waste

This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.

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California suspends operations at Vernon battery recycler

Published: 
Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Toxics regulators say Exide Technologies has been releasing hazardous waste into the soil beneath its plant because of a degraded pipeline.