January 29, 2014
by Recycling
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Illinois Considers New Fee on Paint to Fund Recycling

Under new legislation being debated on state House and Senate floors, Illinois could tack a new fee on the cost of paint to help fund a paint recycling program.

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February 7, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Privacy risk in your DNA

Scientists have found that advances in DNA sequencing carry with them an enormous risk — the theft of personal information from genetics databases poses a serious threat to privacy. They urge that new legislation concerning the maintenance of private … Continue reading

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August 11, 2011
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Connecticut Passes Food Scrap Bill

Connecticut will soon join the growing list of states and municipalities putting laws on the books to keep food waste out of landfills. Gov. Dannel Malloy recently signed a bill enacting a food scrap composting program for the state. The new law, which will go into effect on Oct. 1, requires all businesses that generate [...] Continue reading

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June 21, 2011
by Reduce
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Texas Law Requires TV Recycling

Texas hold’em? Not so much anymore. Obsolete televisions that used to end up roadside or otherwise illegally dumped in the Lone Star state will now be properly recycled thanks to new legislation. Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law last week that compels TV manufacturers to take back and recycle old sets. Televisions, like [...] Continue reading

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May 25, 2011
by Colin Peppard
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Senate Accelerates Toward Transportation Reform: The Devil’s in the Details

Colin Peppard, Deputy Director, Federal Transportation Policy, Washington, D.C.      
After 18 months of dead ends and false starts in Congress, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee renewed hope that lawmakers might soon tak… Continue reading

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March 1, 2011
by Mark Izeman
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How the Big Apple Can Go Local

New York City is known worldwide as “The Big Apple.”
But we might have to start calling it “The Big Locally Grown Apple” if the City Council adopts important new legislation that would help bring more locally produced food into … Continue reading

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January 13, 2011
by Eric Goldstein
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How Frosty the Snowman Is Hurting New York City Recycling

Initial reports suggest that New York City’s Sanitation Department did a much better job in clearing the city’s streets of Tuesday night’s nine-inch snowfall than after the now infamous December Blizzard of 2010.  Hats off to the… Continue reading

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July 29, 2010
by Recycling
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Senator Honored For Recycling Efforts, Introduces New Legislation

At last week’s annual “Recycling Works Gala,” hosted by the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in Washington D.C., Delaware Senator Thomas R. Carper (D) was honored for his…

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