The $32 a ton it costs Rhode Island municipalities to tip garbage into the Central Landfill in Johnston is artificially low. For each ton of municipal waste buried, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation loses $11.
PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is challenging the proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville, R.I. The Boston-based organization, which has an office locally, has been influential in crafting renewable-energy policy and environmental legislation, and has advocated for the state to address climate change.
Four Massachusetts organizations were recently awarded a total of $275,332 by the Environmental Protection Agency for programs that will educate communities about climate change and other environmental issues.
PROVIDENCE — Parts for the Block Island Wind Farm are scheduled to arrive this week at a new waterfront manufacturing facility. Some 60 local workers will spend the next six months installing electrical, mechanical and safety equipment within the bottom tower sections.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — City officials and the company owner say the business “upcycles” used mattresses, even though the company is named Mattress Express Recyclers.
The state of Massachusetts recently awarded $3.57 million in grants to 80 municipalities, regional groups and nonprofits to increase the diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials.