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Local Representatives Gain Insights on Glass Recycling Improvements

Glass Recycling Coalition Webinar provides MRF-based solutions to increase quality glass recycling

More than 150 local and state government representatives were eager for insights during a Making Glass Recycling Work in MRFs webinar recently hosted by the Glass Recycling Coalition. Cal Tigchelaar of Resource Management Companies and Rusty Angel from Machinex co-presented about the challenges and solutions for effectively managing and cleaning glass in single -stream material recovery facilities.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas According to The Heartland Institute with Scott Pruitt's Appointment to Head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump today named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be his administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is among some two-dozen state attorney generals suing EPA to stop President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan and the agency’s rule regulating methane emissions.

The following statements from energy and environment policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a conservative free-market think tank funded by the ususal suspects of Charles Koch and Exxon Mobil.

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Oklahoma AG to lead EPA in Trump Administration

Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General for Oklahoma will have to protect the environment for all the states not just his state of OklahomaPresident-Elect Donald Trump has announced his pick for the Environmental Protection Agency. Regarded as an overly litigious foe to the Obama Administration's climate policy, Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General for Oklahoma will have to protect the environment for all the states not just his state of Oklahoma. Having to protect all of the environment, instead of simply responding to the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma, Pruitt will now have to juggle many factions of constituents.

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Organic standards will exclude next generation of GMOs

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously on Friday to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next generation genetic engineering and gene editing.

This recommendation to the US Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program will ensure that ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques, including synthetic biology, will not be allowed in the production or final product of foods and beverages that are certified organic. Synthetic biology is a new set of genetic engineering techniques that include using synthetic DNA to re-engineer organisms to produce substances they would not normally produce or to edit DNA so as to silence the expression of certain traits.

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