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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Latest News

FirstStar ends commercial single stream

The change is attracting attention, but affects only a small portion of Omaha’s recycling stream.

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How recycling steel and aluminum could cut imports without trade war

Daniel Cooper, U of Michigan, explains benefits of recycling more scrap metal.

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Updated paper specs to improve recycling stream

Among other changes, “Prohibitive Materials” are clearly listed and for the first time, “Zero Tolerance” is defined.

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Industry groups work to increase OCC recovery

Corrugated Packaging and Recycling Industry Groups pursue initiatives to generate greater ease of access.

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Iowa City no longer accepts plastic bags

International recycling economics prompt change.

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Expert describes the future of tire recycling

Resource Recycling’s Q&A outlines market evolution for scrap tires.

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Upcoming Events

June 26 – Association of Plastic Recyclers webinar

Sustainable Materials Management: A Compliment or a Barrier to Recycling?

July 20 – IRA member tour

SafeNetRx, West Des Moines. Tour at 10 a.m. All members welcome. Contact us for details.

August 3 – IRA Networking Day

Des Moines. Save the date and watch for details.

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