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U.S. plastic recycling rates have fallen below 6 percent

U.S. plastic recycling rates have fallen below 6 percent

Americans are recycling far less plastic, as rates fell below 6 percent in 2021, according to a new analysis published Wednesday.
Covanta incinerator environmental racism concerns
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‘We want to live. They want to burn trash’: Chester residents raise environmental racism concerns over incinerator with Covanta

The contract with the incinerator operator expires in April 2022, setting up a showdown between Chester residents and Covanta.
In Europe, a backlash is growing over incinerating garbage
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In Europe, a backlash is growing over incinerating garbage

For years, European countries have built “waste-to-energy” incinerators, saying new technology minimized pollution and boosted energy production. But with increasing concern about the plants’ CO2 emissions, the EU is now withdrawing support for these trash-burning facilities.
Whatever happens in federal court, rest assured the future of trash disposal is not burning it
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Whatever happens in federal court, rest assured the future of trash disposal is not burning it

Adverse federal court ruling is likely just a temporary setback in Baltimore's quest to reduce air pollution from trash incinenerators.
MIRA plant a symbol of Conn.'s struggle to move into 21st century
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MIRA plant a symbol of Conn.'s struggle to move into 21st century

Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it's time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?
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Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?

As the world's garbage piles up, controversy over waste-to-energy incineration continues.

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