Recycling News

Rethinking recycling: How cities can adapt to evolving markets

A report from the National League of Cities – Sustainable Cities Institute. Read the report.  >>

Plastic Pollution Coalition predicts plummeting recycling rates in U.S.

The engineering estimate shows four factors contribute to a rate that may drop as low as 2.9%.  >>

Amazon asks vendors to adopt new packaging standards

With online sales predicted to double in the next decade, Amazon and others seek to address enviromental impacts.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Tomra publishes e-book about the de-inking process

E-book provides advice for businesses who sort paper and cardboard for de-inking and recycling.  >>

Clinton redemption centers see business uptick

Increase is mainly because grocery stores in the area no longer accept cans.  >>

After price swings, OCC levels out

Supply glut may be preventing prices from climbing back up.  >>

Op-Ed: Why deposits make sense for retailers

After presenting a business case for deposit return, authors discuss why such systems can also be a win for retailers.  >>

Industry insiders reject dual-stream switch

Debates pitting single-stream versus dual-stream have gained steam, but consensus of key stakeholders: Stick with single-stream.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: North Central Iowa Regional SWA Operations Manager interviewed

Jason Slinker describes what goes on beyond the bin at regional recycling center.  >>

Chinese company to open SC recycling facility

$75 million recycling plant to process scrap plastics, electronics and other materials.  >>

Pratt moves forward on recycled paper mill

Construction is underway on a containerboard mill in Ohio that will consume recovered material.  >>