Entries by Susan Moss

The End of the Plastics Recycling Market in India and Recycling as We Know It?

For a look at some impactful developments in the world of recycling, here are two interesting articles: Published in The Atlantic on March 5, 2019: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/is-this-the-end-of-recycling/ar-BBUpk8p Published in Plastics Recycling Update on March 6, 2019: https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2019/03/06/india-to-end-plastic-scrap-imports/

CA Assembly Bill 815 Incentivizes Cities to Transition to Dual-Stream Recycling

Per an article by Colin Staub in Resource Recycling, “California Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry last week introduced Assembly Bill 815, which offers communities incentive to adopt dual-stream collections,” defined in the bill as the source separation of paper and containers, at minimum. Under this bill, communities that adopt dual-stream would automatically be considered compliant with the CA […]

Impact of Cannabis on California’s Waste Diversion Goals?

As reported in Waste Management Magazine, there are an estimated 50,000 – 70,000 California licensed and unlicensed cannabis cultivators, and “a typical, mid-sized manufacturer will produce 250 to 500 pounds of waste a day.” Given how rapidly this agricultural sector is growing, and the classification of cannabis waste as organic (vs. hazardous), there are concerns about the […]

California Law Protects Waste Service Vehicles from Reckless Passing

As of January 1, 2020, a new California law mandates that drivers on public roads who approach or pass stopped waste service vehicles — that are readily identified and have their amber lights flashing — must do so at a safe speed and distance “without interfering with the safe operation of the waste service vehicle…” […]