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New Orleans will curtail some recycling

New Orleans’ curbside recycling program will continue, but some items, like juice boxes, milk cartons and some plastics will be eliminated from the collection, the city announced today. Recently, Metro Services Group, one of the…


Covington will continue to recycle paper

Earlier this week, the city of Lexington, Ky. announced a suspension of its paper recycling program. About 90 miles away, the city of Covington, Ky. – just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, emphasized today…


Lexington suspends paper recycling

Changes in the global marketplace for recycled materials are forcing the Lexington (Kentucky) Recycle Center to temporarily suspend recycling of paper products, the city announced. Lexington does have a buyer for dry corrugated cardboard, like…



ALDI commits to recyclable, compostable packaging

By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI‘s packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable, the company announced. ALDI said it also will reduce packaging material across its entire… This content is accessible to…



China ‘will not relax’ waste import ban

By Ken McEntee China will not relax its ban on imports of foreign scrap after seeing a rapid decline last year, according to Chinese media reports. According to ECNS News… This content is accessible to…


U.S. rail traffic down 5 percent

U.S. rail traffic in March dropped 5 percent compared to March 2018, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. U.S. railroads originated 957,144 carloads in March 2019, down 8.9 percent,… This content is accessible to…


Michigan to invest $2 million in recycling markets

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced $2 million in funding available to support the growth of recycling markets in the state. To encourage recycling market development projects,… This content is accessible to…