Lee Bergquist Milwaukee Published 10:16 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 The recycling industry is getting pickier about the material they’ll take — and that could impact what homeowners put in their bins. China's decision this year to stop accepting most imported scrap has meant lower prices for plastic and paper, placing greater pressure on cities and waste companies nationally and in Wisconsin to keep unwanted trash out of recycling bins. The impact has been more severe on the West Coast, where paper and plastic has been piling up at recycling centers. In the Midwest in states like Wisconsin, the impact has meant lower prices for scrap and new calls by the recycling industry for cleaner plastic, paper and cardboard than bygone days. RELATED: Blue bins overflow with Amazon and Walmart boxes. But we're actually recycling less That means consumers, who do the bulk of municipal recycling, have to be aware of the changing landscape. Watch your … [Read more...] about China’s ban on U.S. scrap raising issue of ‘dirty’ recyclables with Wisconsin municipalities and residents
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Hughes Stadium demolition shows that recycling, not junking, forsaken buildings is possible Fort Collins construction and demolition projects have sent hundreds of thousands of tons of waste to the near-capacity landfill. Regional leaders want to change that. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jacy Marmaduke, [email protected] Published 4:12 p.m. MT May 1, 2018 CLOSE A large crane started tearing apart the west structure that housed the press box and luxury suites Tuesday as part of the demolition of Colorado State University's Hughes Stadium. Kelly Lyell CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE The state of the … [Read more...] about Hughes Stadium demolition shows that recycling, not junking, forsaken buildings is possible
click to enlarge CREATIVE COMMONS/BORN 1945 New Orleans still doesn't have home pickup glass recycling, but now the monthly events where residents can drop off glass bottles and such to be recycled has been suspended as well. According to a press release from the City of New Orleans, glass recycling will be suspended starting April 14 due to an expansion by its glass recycling contractor. No date was given for resumption, though the city notes that all local Target locations offer glass recycling dropoff containers in front of their stores. New Orleans instituted curbside glass recycling in 2015 for the French Quarter and Downtown Development District, but suspended the practice in 2017, it said, after low citizen participation. For those who have been wanting to compost egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps and other compostables, the city has good news for you: New Orleans is partnering with The Composting Network to accept compost materials via dropoff at … [Read more...] about City temporarily suspends glass recycling; adds composting option for residents
WOMEN view slideshow (3 images) PREV NEXT << >> Picking up on a national theme, Hudson County closed out Women’s History Month on March 27 with its annual “Women of History” ceremony held in the rotunda of the Historic Brennan Courthouse. The celebration honored 12 women from across Hudson County who embodied the 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month, “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” According to the National Women’s History project, the theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity, and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments.For more than a decade, Hudson County has set aside a day in March to recognize and acknowledge women of achievement from numerous generations. While the numbers vary from year to year, the women selected are those who have made a difference in … [Read more...] about Persisting despite discrimination County honors local female leaders during Women’s History Month
Saturday April 7, 2018 12:01 AM A roundup of religious news and events in Berks County and the surrounding area for the week beginning April 8, 2018. Written by Reading Eagle Dr. Peter J. Casarella, associate professor of theology at Notre Dame, will deliver Alvernia University's Hesburgh Lecture on the topic "Pope Francis: Herald of a Global Church," Thursday at 7 p.m. in the McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center, 460 St. Bernardine St.Casarella will address the debate between the pope's admirers and critics, especially as it has unfolded in the U.S. He will talk about the pope's Latin American background and his contribution to a new and dynamic understanding of global Catholicism.•••The Kutztown Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Carl Zeplin, will perform in a Berks Jazz Fest service Sunday at 10 a.m. at Christ United Church of Christ, Kutztown Road and Euclid Ave., Temple.TODAY'S SPONSOR:Other Sunday morning programs:Grace Lutheran Church, 30 … [Read more...] about Local religion digest: Theology professor to discuss pope’s influence in Alvernia lecture
Missoula’s Pacific Steel and Recycling reluctantly announced Thursday that as of May 7 it no longer will accept plastic due to economic reasons.Mason Mikkola, the local business manager, said it costs his company about $5,000 per truckload to dispose of the plastic it accepts at its recycling center in Missoula, and in recent months that’s totaled $30,000.“We’re upside down $30,000. That’s $5,000 per truckload when you figure in labor, equipment and processing,” Mikkola said. “I don’t see anything in the foreseeable future that will change the market in plastics, so we’ll stop taking it on May 7. That should give a little time to get the word out to our customers if they have some stuff stockpiled that they want to get rid of.”Earlier this week, Mikkola said that the company would continue accepting three grades of plastic because people also bring other, more valuable recyclable items to the drop-off areas. But the numbers no … [Read more...] about Another Missoula business drops plastic recycling
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 17 questions (and answers) about Marion County’s strict new recycling rules Marion County’s stricter recycling rules went into effect Monday, banning shredded paper, egg cartons, most plastics and other items. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 4 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tracy Loew, Statesman Journal Published 6:40 p.m. PT March 5, 2018 | Updated 7:33 a.m. PT March 6, 2018 CLOSE What you can't put in your blue recycle bin in Marion County Heather Rayhorn CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 4 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Marion … [Read more...] about 17 questions (and answers) about Marion County’s strict new recycling rules
The good news is, since Delaware passed a mandatory recycling law in 2010, nearly 43 percent of all waste – residential and commercial – has been collected for reuse.Annually, that translates into nearly 500,000 tons of waste in Delaware that is recycled, not deposited in a landfill.The not so good news is, the seller’s market for recyclable waste materials has tanked, in part because China, the largest buyer, recently closed its border to imported, reusable wastes.China said it wanted to stop being the “world’s garbage dump.”At the point in 2017 when China placed a moratorium on imports, it was recycling half the global output of waste plastics and paper products. And those Chinese imports included recyclable materials from Delaware.“Clearly, the fact that China has restricted the import of recyclables has had a significant negative impact,” said Ted Siegler, partner in DSM Environmental Services, a consulting firm that surveys waste … [Read more...] about As cost soars, is recycling still worth it?
What's up with that? What the heck is lake-effect snow, and why is it falling on us? If you had driven west out of Michigan City last Saturday morning, you would have passed through heavy snowfall until you reached Ind. 49, where the skies suddenly began to clear.Had you continued west toward Portage or dropped south to Valparaiso, you would have enjoyed a bright sunny day and dry roads.Strange? Maybe for those passing through the area along Interstate 94 or the Indiana Toll Road.But those who have lived in the Region for any length of time are likely very familiar with the phenomena known as lake-effect snow. But what exactly is lake-effect snow, and why does it occur here?Those at Valparaiso University's meteorology department referred the question to their own lake-effect snow expert — Associate Professor of Meteorology Craig ClarkClark said the answer involves the more than 22,000-square-mile surface of nearby Lake Michigan.As cold air blows over the large surface of the … [Read more...] about 5 stories you need to know today: Crashes reported as drivers navigate slick roads, snow to continue through afternoon. Time does not heal all wounds in local shaken baby case.
A Texas company has entered into an agreement to buy the Gerdau Ameristeel steel plant in Baldwin. Commercial Metals Co. of Irving, Texas, agreed to buy 33 Gerdau facilities in the United States for $600 million. The Baldwin plant grinds and melts metal from old cars, appliances, etc., and turns into rebar (reinforcing bar used in concrete) and wire. According to statistics the company gave the Times-Union in 2016, each year the mill turns about 1.1 billion pounds of scrap metal into 150,000 miles of rebar and 18,000 miles of wire rod. It has 280 employess and is located off US 301 and Interstate 10 in Baldwin. The transaction has been approved by the boards of both companies and is expected to close before the end of 2018. It is subject to regulatory approval. Commercial Metals Co. operates more than 120 local recycling centers, steel mills, offices, stores and other facilities in more than 12 countries. Gerdau is based in Brazil but has more than 100 locations in the United States. … [Read more...] about Gerdau steel plant in Baldwin sold