Tag: USA

Christine Becker, pixelio.de

Zero-waste markets coming to US

| This trend in grocery shopping, which is very popular in Europe, is not as well known in North America.
Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau, pixelio.de

NCER report forecasts e-waste challenges

| The US National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and Sustainability Consortium have released a report on electronic and electrical management and future challenges in waste management in the US, as commissioned by the Closed Loop Fund.

In for a rough ride

| 2015 was not a good year for the non-ferrous metals industry. This fact was the topic of discussion on several occasions, especially at the BIR conference in Prague last autumn. The question constantly asked was: How low can it get? Many suspect that 2016 could bring a new definition of low.

Reycling in the US slightly decreasing

| According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2012 Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 86,6 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.5 percent recycling rate.

Disencouragement for US cellphone recyclers

| The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless competion Act that passed the U.S. House of representatives in late February might hurt the recycling and refurbishment of cell phones unintendedly.
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