Recycling News

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Can City’s Mary Ann Renner talks Bottle Bill

Mary Ann Renner explains her support for House File 181 in a guest column for the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Jake Jansen initiates composting at Loras

Partnering with Green RU, student sustainability worker and IRA member Jake Jansen achieves goal of recycling Loras food scraps and other organics into compost.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Republic Services reports strong finish to 2018

CEO Don Slager explains the “Republic Way,” in this WasteDive article.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: 7 Rivers Recycling featured on WKBT-TV La Crosse

The TV segment shows how 7 rivers keeps mattresses out of the landfill.

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Metal market: High potential for growth

Metal recycling is gaining significant global importance. Many factors driving both growth and restraints.  >>

Iowa State economist says current Bottle Bill “falling apart”

Dermot Hayes speaks to House and Senate committees considering updates to Bottle Bill.  >>

APR: Recycled plastics reduce energy consumption, GHG emissions

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has published a new report examining the lifecycle impacts for manufacturing products out of post-consumer resins versus virgin material.  >>

How small cities are fighting to save recycling

Solutions to preserve access and reduce contamination are emerging from municipalities, partners and citizen-led efforts around the country.  >>

Bottle Bill update: Proposed bill takes cans out of grocery stores

Iowa Sen. Mark Segebart’s bill also increases the handling fee.  >>

Federal dollars to address lithium-ion challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy will dedicate millions of dollars to advance recycling of lithium-ion batteries.  >>

Low aluminum prices add to MRF woes

Recent price lows that are adding strife to already stressed residential recycling markets.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: l.i.n.k. magazine features 7 Rivers Recycling

In an edition devoted to recycling in the La Crosse area, Wisconsin’s only mattress recycler is highlighted.  >>

China approves larger volume of recovered fiber

The move suggests China’s government could be gearing up for higher OCC imports in 2019.  >>