Recycling program cancelled due to contamination

Illegal dumping has brought an end to a B.C. neighborhood’s long time recycling strategy. For more than two decades, Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) had seven unstaffed recycling locations as part of their recycling program, where everyone in the region could drop offtheir recyclable materials at no cost, but the program has now been terminated because of unlawful garbage dumpers. The program initially began with thirteen sites but was eventually reduced to seven following illicit activity. “We’ve had several fires,” said CVRD’s Jason Adair, who also noted that the bins…

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Honda teams with Japan Metals and Chemicals to recycle batteries

Battery Technology Preferred to Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Battery recycling is a problematic process For as long as batteries have existed, recycling them has been an issue. In the case of large scale nickel-hydride batteries, which are commonly used in electric vehicles, the process of separating the battery’s elementary components and recovering a viable amount of nickel and cobalt is notoriously difficult. Japanese automaker Honda believes that it may have solved the problems inherent to recycling batteries. The automaker has partnered with Japan Metals and Chemicals to produce a new line of recycling technologies that are specifically designed…

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