Recycling

In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, and released by the Royal Thai Police, a factory processing electronic waste is visited by police in Lat Krabang, outside Bangkok, Thailand. Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China’s crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste. Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:46 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has asked South Carolina health officials to clean up hundreds of thousands of tires from an abandoned recycling center. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that McMaster wrote Tuesday to Department of Health and Environmental Control Chairman Mark...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans. Costa Coffee says it will recycle up to 500 million disposable cups a year amid growing pressure to...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:15 am
ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia company wants to establish a South Carolina tire recycling facility that would export scrap rubber to Vietnam and India for reuse in other products. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that Thomaston-based Made to Last Straw LLC is asking state...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
April 01, 2017 - 8:52 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Oregon residents cashing in on increased refunds for recycling bottles and cans (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans in trash bags and carts, flocked to...
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Oregon residents formed steady lines at a BottleDrop recycling redemption center in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, April 1, 2016, the first day the refund rate for empty water bottles, beer bottles and soda cans jumped to 10 cents. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen).”
April 01, 2017 - 6:31 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans in trash bags and carts, flocked to bottle-recycling centers and grocery stores Saturday — the first day the per-bottle refund rate doubled to 10 cents. Oregon...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
April 01, 2017 - 3:13 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle recycling program will now double the payout for used soda cans and glass bottles, and frugal residents have been stockpiling for months in anticipation. With other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
March 31, 2017 - 4:12 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used soda cans and glass bottles more than 45 years ago. Today, with other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest state is hoping to revamp the program by doubling...
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