A look at how Westchester County, N.Y., and two other jurisdictions are enforcing stringent recycling measures.
The switch aims to help increase recycling in Hoboken, reduce the city’s share of landfill waste and could save taxpayers in yearly recycling costs.
Several festivals across the country have committed to making waste diversion part of their events.
Because it’s easy to be anonymous in high-rise buildings, it’s hard to tell who’s not following the rules when it comes to recycling.
Shanghai is a testing ground for a new trash separation policy that the Chinese government eventually hopes to roll out across the rest of the country.
The containers—five headed back to Hong Kong and two to France—housed a combination of trash, plastic waste and hazardous materials.
The city has fined residents more than $400,000 and issued more than 4,400 citations to homeowners breaking trash collection rules.
Due to the lack of coordinated policy, workers must sort through tonnes of trash to separate what could be recycled and sold.
City officials say that not recycling properly could cause even bigger problems when it comes to landfill capacity and operations.
The Waste360 40 Under 40 award recipient discusses her role at MDEQ and why she works so hard to make recycling a priority in the state.