materials recovery facility

October 3, 2018

Robotics and Recycling Do Mix!

Working at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) can be dirty and dangerous. In fact, MRF workers are more than twice as likely to be injured on the job […]
September 5, 2018
landfill mining

Landfills: Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Nobody wants to live near a landfill. Landfills present a host of environmental problems, such as methane emissions and groundwater contamination, often resulting in health-related issues for […]
July 4, 2018

Exporting Our Waste: Who Will Take It?

The Chinese cargo ship lumbers into the American port, its containers brimming with all manner of consumer goods. Electronics, machinery, furniture, toys, plastics. Four days later, […]
November 1, 2017

Single-Stream Recycling: The Cost of Convenience

Remember when you had to sort your recyclables? Paper, cardboard and newspaper in one bin. Plastic, glass and tin cans in another. Businesses had to do […]
October 4, 2017

Yes, “Styrofoam” CAN Be Recycled!

  “Styrofoam” has traditionally been the bane of environmentalists. It’s cheap to produce, lightweight, and does not biodegrade naturally over time. In other words, it’s a […]
September 6, 2017

8 Companies That Are Actually Achieving “Zero Waste”

Is “zero waste” really achievable? Apparently, it is. Here are eight companies that have recently achieved zero-waste status at individual facilities, or even throughout their entire operation: Nestle USA […]

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