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Alpine Waste & Recycling

Alpine Waste & Recycling
Alpine Waste & Recycling

Colorado trash companies invest millions to speed up recycling. Now they just need more people to recycle.

U.S. firms are reopening paper mills, expanding plants to turn recycled waste into something useful and need more glass, plastics and paper

Environment

Why Styrofoam — amid all of Colorado’s recycling struggles — is being targeted for extinction

The plastic industry warns that there's no guarantee potential foam replacements will be recycled more just because they can be.

Business

Meet the robots and other contraptions making Colorado’s recycling more efficient

From robots to smart cameras, technology is improving recycling efficiency despite China’s ban on imported recycled waste

Business

Colorado’s largest recycling company — finally — will be able to recycle Starbucks and other coffee cups

As major chains are spending $15 million to develop a compostable container, Alpine thinks it can divert 5 tons of cups from the landfill each month

Environment

Recycling in Colorado is tedious, cost-prohibitive, voluntary — and evolving

As China — the destination for most of Colorado's recycling — gets stricter about what it takes in, Colorado's patchwork of recycling providers is adjusting in big ways and small

Environment