The Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) is a statewide non-profit serving its members who are vested in the recycling industry. Through ongoing communication, representation and education, the IRA strives to advance recycling practices across the state. Existing and potential members are invited to actively participate in upcoming events, attend Board meetings and take advantage of education opportunities. The IRA is continually evolving to better serve you. Let us know how we can help!

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Bottle Bill update

House File 575, legislation approved by the Environmental Protection Committee last year and now in the Ways and Means Committee, has been assigned to a subcommittee.

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Ames lab uses corn stover for electronics recycling

Researchers in Ames have demonstrated a way to use corn stover left over from harvest to help recycle significant metals from electronics.


Owens-Illinois creates standardized refillable bottle

Oregon program collaborates with O-I and targets craft breweries.


Minnesota recyclers see opportunities in China ban

Iowa’s neighbors to the north work to process recyclable close to home.


Omaha facility upgrades plastics sorting capabilities

A loan from the Closed Loop Fund is helping First Star Recycling retrofit recovery facility to better target PET and HDPE.


Markets update from Resource Recycing

While mixed-paper hits all-time low and other fibers are also down, plastics show increasingly strong values.


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