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Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 03:00
They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more bottles and cans being recycled but are costly for the industry.

Recyclers Cringe as Southeast Asia Says It’s Sick of the West’s Trash

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 03:00
After China restricted plastic scrap imports, countries like Malaysia took the brunt of the waste. But now there’s a regionwide backlash, and recyclers are worried.

Are Rechargeable Batteries Better Than Alkaline? Most of the Time

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:55
In some cases, single-use batteries are still the better option.

France to End Disposal of $900 Million in Unsold Goods Each Year

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:29
The government plans to outlaw the destruction of brand-new consumer products, a practice that companies use to stop goods from being stolen or sold at steep discounts.