China’s Waste Ban: The Trash Crisis & Silver Lining for Recycling Opportunists

Recycling |

What China’s Waste Ban means for Recycling The Trash Crisis For years, China has been the top importer of more recyclable goods than any other country, taking in nearly half the world’s waste since 1992.  However in January of 2018, China announced it would stop accepting 24 categories of waste, including certain types of plastics, […]

Single-Stream Recycling and its Impact on the Glass-Landfill Problem

Recycling |

GLASS RECYCLING A Call for Reform on the Traditional System Recycling advocates across the country are calling for reform on state-wide recycling programs. Recently, legislators in Oregon, Colorado, Tennessee, Iowa, and Indiana have begun reform on their glass recycling programs and incentives, and are expected to be quickly followed by the rest of the country. […]

Potential Use of SiONEER Amorphous Silicon Dioxide in Strawberry Production

Agriculture |

SiONEER and Crop Pest Control A recently published technical white paper on SiONEER amorphous silicon dioxide in strawberry production provides promising research for the California Strawberry Commission. The white paper highlights the potential for increased plant health and stress resistance, and reductions in pests and chemical pesticide use in the strawberry industry. Strawberries: A 2.8 […]

An In-Depth Look at the Dangers of Crystalline Silica

Blasting Abrasives, Construction |

Crystalline Silica What is crystalline silica? Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and other minerals, the most common form being quartz. All forms of crystalline silica are at risk of turning into respirable size particles when workers chip, cut, drill, or grind objects. It can be found in sand, stone, and […]

President & CEO Doug Jackson Featured in Healthy Building Materials Spotlight

Features |

Materials Spotlight SiONEER President and CEO, Doug Jackson, was recently interviewed by stok, an integrated real estate services firm that provides sustainable design, project management, and engineering & commissioning services. Focusing on environmentally restorative and socially equitable projects, stok featured Sioneer in its Materials Spotlight highlighting healthy building. stok has partnered with reputable clients like Google, Amazon, […]

CalRecycle Awards $3 Million Grant to SiONEER for GHG Reduction

GHG Reduction |

CalRecycle  California has the most aggressive and successful recycling law in the country. The California Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), with an annual budget of $1.5 Billion, is responsible for administering the current law. Despite attempts to incentivize the public with bottle redemption centers, the average consumer still places their glass in curb-side […]