A “fair” intended to encourage recycling innovations will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Washington, DC.
The first-ever America Recycles Innovation Fair, which is open to the public, is aimed at finding solutions to enhance the U.S. recycling infrastructure, creating new markets for recycled materials, and improving education and outreach about recycling, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Consumer electronic waste is a serious problem. Americans replace their cell phones every 22 months, leading to over 140 million cell phones in U.S. landfills annually. The components in those phones break down, allowing toxic substances to leach into the surrounding soil and water systems.
Company and distributors collect more than 2,000 pounds of rechargeable batteries
June 20, 2012
Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled about 2,100 pounds of rechargeable batteries during the first quarter of 2012.
Lieze Associates, dba Eagle Recycling, of New Jersey, was sentenced recently in federal court in Utica, N.Y., following their guilty plea to conspiring to violate the Clean Water Act and to defrauding the United States, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today.