Recycling News

One year later: How China has reshaped US recycling

China’s July 18, 2017 WTO filing banned dozens of scrap categories and upended recycling economics around the world.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: 7 Rivers Recycling wins Sustainable Processor award

Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler wins 2018 Sustainable Processor Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.  >>

Expert: Major MRF investments are needed

The recycling industry must make large-scale facility investments to adapt to the fast-changing world of materials recovery, according to a longtime MRF consultant.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dubuque begins curbside electronics collection

Dubuque Resource Management Coordinator, Anderson Sainci, says the collection program is all about convenience. The electronics will be recycled by the DMASWA.  >>

REMADE funds plastics and e-scrap recycling research

Projects to save energy and support U.S. manufacturing will receive funding partially supported by a federal initiative.  >>

Recycling industry unites with goal of addressing key issues

SWANA announces collaboration among various segments of recycling industry to define specific courses of action.  >>

Continuus Material Recovery acquires Des Moines-based ReWall

“ReWall has been a terrific example of innovative entrepreneurial spirit and we are grateful to bring their energy and drive into the Continuus team,” said Continuus CEO.  >>

Food waste on D.C. agenda and gaining momentum

Waste Dive explains where the US stands on federal food waste policy.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Scott County weathers the storm

Kathy Morris discusses markets for recyclables and their effect on the Waste Commission of Scott County.  >>

Study finds bagged recyclables better option than carts/bins

Toronto study found cost savings and comparable or higher level of recycling performance.  >>

FirstStar ends commercial single stream

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