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Plastic may soon be part of California roads (and that's a good thing)

California is moving toward a future where plastics may help build the roads people drive on.

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Evian's new 100% recycled plastic bottle has no label

The bottle, which has the brand name engraved onto the recycled plastic, is part of Evian’s effort to become fully circular by 2025.
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Fishing for pollution: Patagonia gives nets new life in its apparel

Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean pollution. Now, they're getting recycled.
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Pittsburgh-based start up creates a smart way to recycle

A Pittsburgh-based startup is using technology to revolutionize the recycling industry. RoadRunner Recycling uses software designed to help businesses.

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COVID-19 is laying waste to many US recycling programs

The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
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Reusable containers safe during COVID-19 pandemic, say experts

Scientists seek to reassure public as campaigners fear battle to reduce single-use plastic waste is losing ground.

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Kevin Budris: Let the MIRA incinerator shut down; enact waste stream reforms

With the shutdown of a Hartford incinerator, Connecticut now has an opportunity to implement waste reforms that protect rather than oppress its communities of color.

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Reusable containers safe during COVID-19 pandemic, say experts

More than 100 scientists will publish a signed statement on Monday to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Making surfboards from trash

Recycled to Ride, from filmmakers Anna Burns and Jack Bouchard, features New Hampshire surfer Korey Nolan building boards out of refuse he’s collected from local beaches.
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Vincent Kneefel, John Duncan: Why we will never be able to recycle or incinerate away ocean pollution

Effective, coordinated global actions and solutions are needed to address marine plastic pollution - only then can we achieve healthy oceans, for a healthy planet and society.

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Takataka Plastics turns plastic waste into COVID face shields

Takataka Plastics is trying to build a local market for recycling—and has quickly pivoted to pandemic response.
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Joint venture to specialize in recycling electric vehicle batteries

The recycling of lithium-ion batteries will become important in the years ahead.
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Uber just destroyed thousands of electric bikes

As it gets out of the bike-sharing business, Uber decided the issues with giving its bikes away were too complicated—and so just sent them to the dump.
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