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

With OCC plummeting, MRFs face tough decisions

Month after month of price drops mean plunging revenue for MRF operators on this previously fast-moving commodity.

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Putting it all in perspective

Resource Recycling takes a look at the state of recycling markets and the role programs and business can play in a new recycling model.

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Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban

The move by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports.

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How export markets shifted from 2017 to 2018

Recently released numbers for U.S. export activity allow the recycling industry to make full-year comparisons between 2017 and 2018.

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Appropriations bill calls for ‘national recycling strategy’

Bill’s language directs EPA to “help ensure the … viability of local recycling programs by … facilitating the harmonization of standards.”

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Recycling will likely feel tariff impacts – again

Recycled paper pulp shipped to China will face additional levies and a North American equipment supplier has predicted major fallout.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2019 RECYCLING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Upcoming Events

June 21 – Compost Operator Training

Iowa City. Learn more.

July 17 – NERC webinar

Bottle Bill: The Benefits and Challenges

July 18 – Bi-monthly IRA Board meeting

Dubuque

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