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U.S. Recycling: The Come Back is Better than Ever (Commentary)

Stagnant for 15 years and punched in the gut by China’s decision to stop importing any recycled materials from the US at the end of 2017, recycling rates have fallen for three years.

Across the U.S., programs were cancelled and recycled materials sent to landfills and incinerators. The national recycling rate fell from 35% to 32%. In California, the country’s leading recycling...Read more

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EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

Washington — The systematic review process used by the Environmental Protection Agency to complete chemical risk evaluations under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act contains multiple shortcomings, and the agency should “reconsider its overall strategy” for such assessments, concludes a recently published report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

While examining the approach of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, a National Academies committee found that the review...

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