Study finds mercury thermostat recycling in most states to be ineffective

Manufacturer-run programs for recycling mercury thermostats may be failing to keep the neurotoxin out of landfills in most states, according to a report released April 2 by the Mercury Policy Project, an environmental interest group.

Sort system helps San Jose triple commercial recycling rate

A revamped recycling system for San Jose, Calif., businesses has tripled the city’s commercial recycling rate. In its first six months, the city’s new single-hauler system with two-container material sorting prompted a recycling increase from 22% to almost 70% among