The Department of Interior — including national parks — must phase out single-use plastic products within the decade, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Thursday, but advocates remain worried.
The Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative conference offers educational sessions on timely environmental topics, a chance to share best practices, and networking events.
New Hanover County’s composting program, now more than five years old, was never intended as a revenue stream, rather it’s way to keep food waste out of the landfill.
New Hanover County Recycling and Solid Waste now will accept paper-based items like to-go cups and No. 5 plastic containers that hold shampoo and soap.
Upheaval in markets, controversy over incineration and escalating costs had prompted officials in Dare and Currituck county towns to question whether to continue the service.
Staffing issues remain but the service that ended earlier this year is available again with new changes in place.
Nags Head officials have approved a contract for residential curbside recycling collection that is set to begin May 1.
Manteo residents have until Jan. 31 to opt in to the paid subscription-based recycling program through Bay Disposal.
Waste and recycling organization representatives have seen a change in what and how residential customers are recycling since the stay-at-home order was put in place this March to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Uncertainty and rising costs prompted Nags Head commissioners to halt the town’s curbside recycling program in May, but service still hasn’t resumed as visitors arrive in droves.
Garbage mixed with recyclables is compounding problems and raising costs in the recycling industry, as here on the coast, operators ask folks to be mindful of what they throw in the bin.