The canceled development was a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental and Monterrey, Mexico-based Zinc Nacional, which had said the project planned for the site of a former BorgWarner automotive factory would have created up to 90 jobs over several years.
U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves.
The company said the operation will be the first of its kind in the United States and use plastics from curbside recycling pickup in Indiana and Illinois, and from manufacturing waste.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management estimates cleaning up the reclamation site in Anderson could cost up to $262,000.
A Quincy, Illinois-based company has acquired a warehouse on the east side of Indianapolis and plans to transform it into an 81,000-square-foot recycling facility.
A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill.
Mayor Joe Hogsett and other city leaders held a recycling forum at Garfield Park in 2016, and urged attendees to think big. But two years later, not much has changed on the recycling front.
While plastic straws account for a small percentage of the waste that ends up in oceans, they’ve become a flashpoint for corporations that sell food and beverages.
An 18-month legal battle continues to linger over RecycleForce as it attempts to begin raising money from donors to fund construction of a 105,000-square-foot building at Sherman Park.
CGS Services Inc. was on its fourth generation of family ownership when Florida-based Advanced Disposal Services bought the central Indiana company.
Construction at the site, which will include a recycling center and a plastics-to-diesel facility, is expected to begin in 2017.
Based on their records and campaign promises, neither of the major party candidates for governor seem likely to radically reshape Indiana’s energy policies.
Carey Hamilton hopes to replace Christina Hale on the ballot as Hale runs alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg.
About 75 people joined city officials at the Garfield Park Arts Center on Wednesday afternoon for a meeting to discuss ideas for a new citywide recycling program.
Wealth, technology and relative prices tell us when it makes sense to use a virgin resource from the Earth and when to reuse something.
With prices tumbling for scrap metal, used paper and old plastic bottles, recycling firms around Indiana are watching revenue drop. Most are working harder to find buyers that will pay a decent price for their truckloads of materials. Some are idling operations.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed an April 2015 court decision that favored of the city of Indianapolis and the Board of Public Works regarding a controversial contract with Covanta to create a trash and recycling center.