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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

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Plastic paves the way to an environment with less waste

Roads in the United States are traditionally paved with asphalt that uses mixtures of crushed rocks and petroleum-based oils, such as bitumen. With a global plastic-waste crisis that effects the land we live on and the oceans we swim in, companies around the world are battling this crisis by replacing bitumen with recycled plastics. India […]

Recycle, Reuse, Re-tire

Riverside Public Works Department was awarded a Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Grant by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle. Riverside will be given $5 per ton of RAC up to $236,000 to be used on approved projects. Currently, there are eight projects on streets of Riverside using this funding. There is 61,892 tons […]