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New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

Published: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:02pm
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Waste

Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.

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Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution

Published: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 8:37am
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Waste

Nothing seemed special about the plates from which students at a handful of Miami schools devoured their meals for a few weeks last spring — round, rigid and colorless, with four compartments for food and a fifth in the center for a carton of milk.

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Short on Space, Taiwan Embraces a Boom in Recycling

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:55pm
Category: 
Waste

Twenty-five miles west of here on Taiwan’s rugged northwest coast, a cavernous warehouse under construction represents the new priorities for an island where the streets were once littered with piles of discarded electronics and other refuse.

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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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Fuel From Landfill Methane Goes on Sale

Published: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel.