DOE grants $375M loan for lithium battery recycling plant
The effort to satisfy a vast demand for lithium for electric vehicle batteries moved one step forward with a $375 million loan from the Department of Energy to Li-Cycle, a battery recycling company, to build a lithium-ion battery recovery plant near Rochester, N.Y., after plans for another such facility in Arizona were announced recently.
NFL Green brings Arizona community together, helps schools
The National Football League’s environmental program, NFL Green, has left a lasting impact in the Phoenix area in the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl, including providing books and other needed supplies to cash-strapped schools in Arizona.
Arizona should take steps to reinvigorate recycling
These three actions would allow municipalities to innovate, making their recycling programs more expansive, cost-effective and profitable. We urge the Arizona Legislature to recognize the needs of municipalities and support their efforts to revitalize Arizona’s recycling sector.
Court halts lawsuit over plastic bag ban
A judge has quashed a bid by a Tempe council member to challenge a state law that bars cities from regulating plastic bags and mandating recycling.
After 300 vehicles dumped nearly 30 tons of potentially toxic electronics waste in a Wal-Mart parking lot in a northeastern Arizona town last August, Mark Shaffer was hooked. He wanted to collect more electronics waste in more towns across the state.