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Recology, Others Support California Recycling InvestmentRecology, Others Support California Recycling Investment

Allan Gerlat

January 10, 2014

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Recology, Others Support California Recycling Investment

Recology Inc. and other business and environmental leaders endorsed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to invest $30 million of cap-and-trade proceeds in recycling, composting, recycled-content manufacturing and organic waste to energy projects.

Diverting materials from landfills, while expanding domestic end-uses for the recovered materials, will help achieve multiple state policy objectives, according to the Sacramento-based Californians Against Waste, in a news release.

“These funds will help create the right economic environment for construction of vital anaerobic digestion and composting infrastructure that is necessary to achieve the state’s 75 percent recycling goal,” said Mike Sangiacomo, Recology president and CEO. “Additionally, the development of anaerobic digestion will help create green jobs, as well as new mechanical and technological expertise in our industry.”

Said Mark Murray, executive director of the environmental group Californians Against Waste, “To meet our climate goals, we need to take the millions of tons of stuff we continue to throw away and return it to the economy as manufacturing inputs and sources of clean energy and sustainable agriculture. This investment is a down payment on the infrastructure that will be necessary to make that transition.” 


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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