Today, Earth Day 2014, let's celebrate the recycling efforts of some of the top real estate and development firms, namely: JLL, Cassidy Turley, The Rockefeller Group, SL Green, Simon Property Group, Forest City Enterprises, CBRE and Bernard Developers.
Apple has announced today that it will accept any of its products for recycling at no charge. L.A. County has spent 10 years and $430 million building a railway system to haul trash to a desert landfill, but it’s sitting dormant because it is too costly to operate. New York legislators are making a push to ban fracking waste. A Georgia recycling plant project received a $20 million federal grant that will help the facility come to fruition. These are all among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry....More
NBC News took a look at the immense volume of garbage that has ended up in the world’s oceans. A radioactive oilfield waste company in North Dakota was shut down for violations. Duke Energy incurred $15 million in costs in the first quarter in connection with the North Carolina coal ash spill. Minneapolis is considering banning Styrofoam containers. Michigan said it won’t cite haulers and landfill operators for importing or exporting waste. These are all among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry....More
Universities and colleges participating in the RecycleMania program recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic material this year, according to the results from the annual program....More
A South Florida plant is turning some waste into cement. A new photo project pairs families with their average weekly solid waste output. A lawsuit has been launched in the wake of a recent radiation leak from a St. Louis-area landfill. The city of Princeton has had some issues with illegal dumping at a recycling center. These are all among today’s 10 things you need to know from around the waste and recycling industry....More