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Can companies that recycle waste into other products ensure insurance coverage?

In Christie Smythe’s article “Innovative Recycling Cos. Battle Pollution Exclusions” for Law360, she discusses whether companies “that recycle waste by converting it into products — turning tires into mulch or turkey offal into biodiesel, for instance” will get coverage for pollution-based claims, even if the policyholders told their insurance companies about the nature of their business.  The story is an interesting tale of companies that convert energy byproducts and agricultural waste into other products and their efforts to get insurance coverage for claims against them.

Ms. Smythe was kind enough to quote me at the end of the article.  I explained a best practice for corporate policyholders, in light of insurance industry practice.  Want to read the quote?  Click on over to the full article to read more.

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