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Cleveland to restart curbside recycling with Rumpke after failing for two years to attract new contractors due to history of high contamination; city to now employ opt-in model for residents, and added a recycling coordinator to its staff

UK's Lincolnshire County Council says McDonald's, Domino's boxes are too greasy to be recycled; Domino’s says boxes can be recycled if excess food is removed, McDonald's says its main meals, side salads have come in 100% recyclable containers since 2019

Waste Management rolls out Smart Truck technology in Corning, New York, with cameras on trucks to monitor, document customers' garbage contents to promote recycling, avoid contamination; company to add surcharges for overfilled containers, contamination

Santander invests £1.3M in Plastecowood--a UK-based plastic wood producer--to increase recipient's annual output of Smartawood to 6,000 tonnes from 2,000 tonnes; Smartawood is made from recycled plastic packaging waste often rejected for contamination

Recycleye, FANUC to scale and deploy Recycleye Robotics, an AI-powered automated waste-picking system for meeting international standards for waste purity; many recycling facilities have not yet fully automated sorting due to high capital, retrofit costs

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