IndyCar’s latest push to go green includes T-shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. The shirts are the centerpiece of “The Penske Initiative,” which hopes to hold carbon-neutral races by 2050.
UPDATE: Ray’s Trash Service acquired by Waste Management
Ray’s, based in the Hendricks County town of Clayton, was founded in 1965 and offers waste-management and recycling services in 17 central Indiana counties, including Marion and all surrounding counties.Read More
Though plastics use fell in the early days of the pandemic, consumption has rebounded along with economic activity. Meanwhile, plastic waste exports have plummeted in the wake of import bans by countries such as China and Turkey.
SER North America has hired 25 employees at the plant with the goal of adding 15 more by the end of the year.
The not-for-profit said with the rebranding, it is expanding beyond recycling by aligning itself with “the changing landscape of sustainable materials management.”
RecycleForce says the 102,500-square-foot facility will allow it to recycle 12 million pounds of electronic waste and employ 600 people annually, doubling its capacity.
Loop, a two-year-old company that collects and sanitizes reusable containers, is partnering with Kroger, Walgreens, McDonald’s, Burger King and Tim Hortons.
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.