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ROUGHLY 8,000 wind turbine blades in the U.S. will be removed in each of the next four years. Blades are typically taken to landfills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PETER MACDIARMID

Wind turbine blades can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in...

NEW YORK – A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t...

Charity blames for-profits for drop in clothing donations

The Cranston-based nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is upset that for-profit collectors of hand-me-downs, particularly an Ohio company named Simple Recycling,...
THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost. RIMTA announced a grant award for...

Groundwork R.I. to receive $100K EPA grant to educate students on...

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island was selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to receive a $100,000 environmental education grant focused on waste reduction, diversion...
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Five Questions With David Bordieri

David Bordieri | Waste prevention coordinator, R.I. Resource Recovery Corp. 1. You’ve worked at RIRRC in multiple positions for 30 years. What have you...

Raimondo seeks to reduce plastic litter

NARRAGANSETT – At a pavilion at Scarborough State Beach, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Monday to cut down on plastic litter...

Resource Recovery awarded for recycling awareness campaign

JOHNSTON – Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. was named winner of the 2018 Gold Excellence Award in the Awareness Campaign category of the Solid...
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Five Questions With Jo-Ann Ryan

Jo-Ann Ryan | Democratic majority whip, Providence City Council 1. What would your recently vetoed proposal to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in...

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