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Textile recycling is at a pivotal moment, experts say

Textile recycling is at a pivotal moment, experts say

Textile production is among the world’s least sustainable industries, but that could change if brands, governments and investors supercharge and interweave recycling systems that already exist in isolation, experts said during a recent webinar from Europe.

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Republic Services to pay nearly $300,000 in settlement with California Teamsters

The union alleges that Republic hired nonunion workers to transport MSW to landfills. An arbitrator ruled in favor of granting the Teamsters back pay for the case.

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Colgate-Palmolive faces lawsuit over ‘misleading’ recyclable toothpaste tube claims

A judge denied the company’s request to throw out a lawsuit that consumers filed a year and a half after Colgate introduced a monomaterial HDPE tube. The product’s recyclability has been hotly debated.

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The City of Long Beach Approves Bioenergy Devco’s Bid for Organics Recycling Facility

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CalRecycle director stepping down in March | Waste Dive

Rachel Machi Wagoner will leave her role after three years in the position. The director job will be challenging to fill, industry experts say, as the agency is in the middle of implementing several high-profile laws.

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SB 54 advisory board elects StopWaste director chair

SB 54 advisory board elects StopWaste director chair

The first few days of February saw several big moments for California’s extended producer responsibility law for packaging, with a first advisory board meeting and a well-attended public question-and-answer session. 

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Which Biopolymers Degrade the Fastest in Real-World Environments?

How do the varied, fast-evolving biobased polymers infiltrating the market degrade in different real-world settings? And what do stakeholders watching the biopolymers space care most about?  These are among a mountain of questions answered in a recent 5 Gyres report.
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Agromin Bolsters Food Waste Recovery with $10 Million Grant From CalRecycle

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Strategic emerges from bankruptcy with reduced debt

Nearly two months after filing for bankruptcy, Strategic Materials has restructured itself, reduced its debt and secured more funding. Continue Reading→

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TRP: Chemical recycling must prove its worth

Plastic recycling technologies that fall under the umbrella of chemical recycling must prove that they meet genuine needs and benefit people and the natural environment, The Recycling Partnership said earlier this month. Continue Reading→

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