Terracycle and Loop founder and CEO Tom Szaky says the economics of the recycling business are broken in key ways, but consumer and corporate interest in building a circular economy continues to grow. Low oil prices, bans on imported recyclables in countries like China, and the latest trends in packaging design make it harder to
The Recycling Partnership says $17 billion in funding for the domestic residential recycling sector could increase the national recycling rate to nearly 70%. The industry group today released a report titled “Paying it Forward: Investment in Recycling Will Pay Dividends,” which found that massive spending on recycling infrastructure would improve the country’s materials recovery system.
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says that Washington is looking into the possibility of introducing a fee on imports from countries that don’t tax heavy polluters. Read more
California’s carbon offset program might be pumping millions of tons CO2 into the air, new study says
California has set an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. One tool the state plans to use is a process called forest carbon offsets. It works by giving credits to landowners who vow to preserve forest on their properties. They can then sell those credits to polluters in the state for the right
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