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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day. The 24-hour operation is a sign that after three […]

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New Side Guards on Trucks to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

Today, The Action Environmental Group became a trend setter on a national level, to the best of our knowledge. Action’s Newark based truck 265 operating in Times Sq area has been fitted with a prototype side guard. The intent is to prevent peds & cyclist from falling under the truck. For those of you not […]

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14 Takeaways from Day One at WasteExpo 2015.. Check out #7!

WasteExpo 2015 got underway with a busy conference program on Monday. The third annual Investor Summit featured 16 sessions including company presentations and panel discussions. Education tracks on fleet & equipment technology, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, business development and concurrent tracks on composting and organics all filled the day. Here are some key takeaways from the […]

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Unprofitable Recycling Weighs On Waste Management

Average prices of recycled commodities fell 14% from January to March A lot of glass meant to be recycled can’t be, because it is contaminated. Photo: Justin Cook for The Wall Street Journal Recycling is a growing financial weight on the country’s largest trash hauler. Waste Management Inc. said Wednesday that tumbling prices of recycled […]

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Why recycling economics are in the trash bin – CBS NEWS

The recent unexpected collapse in oil prices is putting the squeeze on the recycling industry. As a result of crashing crude prices, it’s cheaper for plastics companies to use new or virgin materials than recycled stuff. Prices are so low for recycled plastics and glass bottles that companies such as Waste Management (WM) or local […]

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Crains- Trash bill sends chilling message to biz

In a section of the job-hungry South Bronx zoned for heavy manufacturing—a mere minute or two from the Major Deegan Expressway and the RFK (Triborough) Bridge—sits a trash-transfer station. At the state-of-the-art facility, which like all such stations is enclosed to minimize odors, optical-sorting equipment and workers pull recyclable material from regular garbage so as […]

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‘Waste equity’ bill gets first, fraught hearing

Laborers, legislators, industry officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration came out in opposing camps Friday during a marathon hearing on a “waste equity” that’s making its second go-round in the City Council. The bill, Intro. 495, seeks to reduce the amount of waste shipped to overburdened areas of the city by 18 percent and […]

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Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to City Council Against Intro 495

Testimony of Action Environmental Group Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO New York City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, Chairman February 13, 2015 Good afternoon. My name is Ron Bergamini; I am the CEO of Action Environmental Group, Inc. I would like to thank Chairman Reynoso and Sanitation Committee members King, […]

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