Recycling

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Californians are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling deposits

Published: 
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:37pm

California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in 5-cent deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report.

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Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:08pm

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.

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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:30pm

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.

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China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here’s Why That’s Potentially Disastrous.

Published: 
Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

On Jan. 1, China made good on its promise to close its borders to several types of imported waste. By the next day, panic had already taken hold in countries across Europe and North America as trash began piling up by the ton, with no one having a clue where to now dispose of it all.

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Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box

Published: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.