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Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine

The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Maine lawmakers approved the first statewide prohibition on polystyrene foodservice packaging last week. The plastics industry quickly criticized the move. Single-use polystyrene foodservice packaging, including take-out containers and service ware, will be banned across Maine beginning in January 2021. The … Continue Reading The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Production of recycling-friendly paper liner scales up

The post Production of recycling-friendly paper liner scales up appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Two fiber packaging companies are ramping up production of a recycling-friendly coating for use on foodservice packaging. Commonly used coatings today can inhibit greater container recovery. Cascades Inc. and Sonoco Products Company, through their joint venture Cascades Sonoco, invested $17 … Continue Reading The post Production of recycling-friendly paper liner scales up appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

How to help West Coast cities? Target contamination

The post How to help West Coast cities? Target contamination appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Local recycling programs develop differently, and effectively providing support involves meeting municipalities where they’re at. The Recycling Partnership is employing that mantra to boost the viability of materials recovery in California, Oregon and Washington. The Recycling Partnership (TRP), an industry … Continue Reading The post How to help West Coast cities? Target contamination appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled plastic draws focus in California

The post Recycled plastic draws focus in California appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Legislation requiring 100 percent post-consumer plastic in beverage containers is gaining traction in California. Meanwhile, recently released data shows recycled plastic usage remains relatively low in the state’s bottling industry. Under Assembly Bill 792, beverage containers would be subject to … Continue Reading The post Recycled plastic draws focus in California appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

January saw flat paper exports but lower plastic volume

China consumed more U.S.-generated scrap fiber than any other country in January. Meanwhile, on the plastics side, U.S. exports hit a 14-year low. 14-year low for plastics Overall, the U.S. exported 121.5 million pounds of scrap plastic in January. That’s … Continue Reading The post January saw flat paper exports but lower plastic volume appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Nestlé Waters CEO: 100% packaging recovery is possible

The post Nestlé Waters CEO: 100% packaging recovery is possible appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The leader of one of the world’s largest bottle water businesses recently detailed the company’s recycling strategy, noting it supports deposit legislation and other steps to boost supply. Nestlé Waters North America began moving into a role supportive to recycling … Continue Reading The post Nestlé Waters CEO: 100% packaging recovery is possible appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends

The post ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Stakeholders from a variety of recycling industry sectors convened for the annual ISRI2019 convention last week. Here are some takeaways from the residential recycling portion of the event. The Residential Recycling Summit, hosted by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries … Continue Reading The post ISRI2019 touches on municipal recycling trends appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Shifting markets drive deeper contract negotiations

The post Shifting markets drive deeper contract negotiations appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Contracts between municipalities and MRFs have seen greater focus over the past year, as the recycling world continues to grapple with changing industry economics. At the ISRI2019 convention in Los Angeles last week, experts explored the ins and outs of … Continue Reading The post Shifting markets drive deeper contract negotiations appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

SWANA: Safety figures headed in wrong direction

Waste and recycling industry safety has received elevated attention in recent years as injuries and fatalities have risen. Despite collaboration and the heightened focus, the numbers show little improvement. “You would think with all of this activity and all of … Continue Reading The post SWANA: Safety figures headed in wrong direction appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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