Recycling News

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: How Eastern Iowa is tackling food waste

From food sharing to organic composting, systems are being put in place to tackle issues of food waste, and they’re working.  >>

Bridging the U.S.-China gap

Although the recycling relationship between the two countries is strained, an expert says collaboration can help.  >>

The great American cardboard comeback

“No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.”  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Muscatine sees discarded food as a wasted opportunity

Water and resource director in Muscatine wants to help the environment and save money with investment in food waste.  >>

How recycling is changing in all 50 states

Waste Dive began tracking the effects of China’s import policies in Nov. 2017 and continues to document how these policies are transformation the industry.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Dubuque landfill ends shingle recycling

Partner L.L. Pelling unable to market material, so program is suspended. May start again if markets open up.  >>

What to do with mixed paper

Recycling Today summarizes Southeast Recycling Conference session addressing the massive oversupply of mixed paper.  >>

Values slip for key curbside recyclables reports prices for OCC, aluminum cans and natural HDPE continue to drop. PET remains steady.  >>

India to end plastic scrap imports

The Indian government says it will ban scrap plastic imports, a move that threatens to further disrupt the U.S. recycling industry by closing a growing market.  >>

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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