Of all the activities to improve the environment, none are more prevalent or well-established than recycling. Recycling is a simple everyday way to contribute to the global cleanup effort – and hey, on this one, the libertarian capitalist types can have it all: The recycling industry generates over $13.2 billion dollars from tax revenue alone and accounts for $117 billion to the US economy – full-on 0.63% of the total national GDP.
It happens many times a day, in kitchens, stores and offices across America: the argument about whether or not a particular plastic package can go into the recycling binSource: cbsnews.com
Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 South & East: First Time Entrant Waste Management NZ Claim Supreme Award
Waste Management NZ Limited, New Zealand’s leading resource recovery, recycling and waste management provider, have won Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 – South & EastSource: scoop.co.nz
BRICK – Recycling not only conserves natural resources, but it benefits townships directly by saving money on “tipping fees” – or the amount Brick spends to dispose of waste at the countySource: jerseyshoreonline.com
California’s management of waste and resources is the third best in the country, according to a new studySource: dailydemocrat.com
The latest assessment of the state of the Irish environment shows a litany of planning and enforcement failures are putting nature and wild places “under unprecedented pressure”Source: irishtimes.com
The City of Nanaimo won’t meet its greenhouse gas emissions targets in a climate emergency unless it can change its course, councillors were told this weekSource: nanaimobulletin.com
My company, Reserve Management Group, is in the midst of a permitting process for our new metal recycling business on the Southeast SideSource: chicago.suntimes.com
Zero Waste Humboldt will honor several local businesses and organizations at “Zero Heroes Night,” a virtual celebration set for Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The public is invitedSource: times-standard.com
The nation’s toughest restrictions on single-use plastics will go into effect just 18 months from now in New Jersey, thanks to a new law signed Wednesday by GovSource: nj.com
Nothing you throw away actually goes away. Once trash leaves your hands, it has a life of its own and will probably outlive you. According to Global Citizen, “The USource: theridernews.com
If Wright prevails on NovSource: mrt.com
Pumpkins are increasingly becoming more popular in Scotland as part of Halloween, but what will you do with yours when the night is over? With Halloween only a few daysSource: pressandjournal.co.uk
The cleanup of thousands of lead-contaminated homes, child-care centers, schools and parks surrounding the closed Exide battery recycling facility in Vernon is running behind schedule and over budgetSource: latimes.com
Leah Bennett has always wanted to make a differenceSource: theguardian.com
Chevron Phillips Chemical successfully used commercial-scale chemical recycling technology to produce polyethylene, which can make a common form of plastic, and set a new target for producing a billionSource: mrt.com
Oil and gas carbon capture technology and plastics recycling facilities could reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, by 44 percent in the Houston region, according to aSource: mrt.com
New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion (not 23 million, 23 billion) plastic bags every year, according to the New York State Department of Environmental ConservationSource: norwoodnews.org
Every year, Irish homes waste 250,000 tonnes of food. Recent survey data from the EPA suggests that much of this is breadSource: irishexaminer.com
With its waste transfer station being closed for 18 months, and the official landfill technically full, rubbish and plastic bags are piling up near Graaff-Reinet with no municipal officialsSource: dailymaverick.co.za
New Jersey GovSource: philly.com
E-waste recycling companies are calling on the Government to ban the dumping of electronic equipment at landfills and mandate that they be processed at specialist facilitesSource: stuff.co.nz
Carbon emissions associated with waste have reached their lowest level since official recording began, according to Zero Waste ScotlandSource: pressandjournal.co.uk
JAKARTA — Proper management of plastic waste is lacking in coastal communities in Indonesia, the No. 2 contributor to the ocean plastic crisisSource: southafricatoday.net
This year, CRC is asking Cleanup participants and all who enjoy the rivers to join them in demanding an end to trashed riversSource: middletownpress.com
To find the rules governing microbiome dynamics, the researchers will use laboratory anaerobic bioreactors, which is “an innovative waste-recycling method,” to determine the short-term temporal dynamics and long-Source: oudaily.com
Certain aspects of America’s recycling industry are worth duplicating in other areas of a Green New Deal program. The infrastructure, organization and – let’s face it – the revenue stream of this industry are certainly envy-inducing to those working in near-ground floor levels in areas like carbon capture technology or natural disaster first-response.
And the modern recycling industry is admirable for its deployment of a guiding philosophical principle and a model for the goal of every consumable under the auspices of the Green New Deal, i.e. that reuse of material resources is not only good but can also benefit significant numbers of people.
How significant? The often-cited US Recycling Information (REI) study of 2016 estimated that some 1.25 million, or 0.83% of the US’s total 151 million employed in the country that year, worked directly or peripherally within the recycling industry. That 1.25 million was quite the significant uptick from the 757,000 reported employed by the REI study of 2007.
The point here is that recycling in the US, Canada and Europe is wide-ranging, fiscally prudent and growing steadily; it’s a crucial factor in both environmental cleanup and economic stability in a world with a Green New Deal.
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