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Companies plan investments in US recycled paper mills

The post Companies plan investments in US recycled paper mills appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The past week brought several significant recycled paper capacity announcements, indicating future domestic outlets for mixed paper and OCC. Shipping pulp from Kentucky to China A Chinese company that purchased a U.S. paper mill will install a 700,000-tons-per-year recycled pulp … Continue Reading The post Companies plan investments in US recycled paper mills appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers

The post California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers appeared first on Resource Recycling News. RePlanet, once the largest operator of facilities redeeming containers covered by the California Redemption Value (CRV) program, has shuttered. The move will significantly reduce consumer recycling access. Under the California system, redemption centers make their money through sales of recovered … Continue Reading The post California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada

The post Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada appeared first on Resource Recycling News. More Southeast Asian nations are sending contaminated recyclables back to their originating country, as governments in the region continue to grapple with higher scrap plastic and paper import volumes. Cambodia last week became the latest country to return scrap plastic-laden … Continue Reading The post Cambodia returns scrap plastic to US and Canada appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Market woes cause MRF closure in Ontario

The post Market woes cause MRF closure in Ontario appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A perfect storm of industry pressures, including declines in commodity prices and rises in freight costs, led a Canadian waste and recycling firm to shutter this week. Beaumen Waste Management, a Renfrew, Ontario company providing curbside recycling collection and operating … Continue Reading The post Market woes cause MRF closure in Ontario appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

How recycling industry is boosting demand across sectors

The post How recycling industry is boosting demand across sectors appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Various approaches to increasing end market material utilization are detailed in a report featuring interviews with stakeholders across the recycling chain. The Upcyclers Network, a new organization aiming to grow demand for recycled materials, today released “Closing the Material Loop … Continue Reading The post How recycling industry is boosting demand across sectors appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled material exports trend upward in April

The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. U.S. recovered paper and plastic exports each grew slightly in April, hitting their largest monthly volumes so far in 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau this month released figures charting exports of recovered paper and plastic in April. Resource Recycling previously … Continue Reading The post Recycled material exports trend upward in April appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

The economic argument for expanding a deposit program

The post The economic argument for expanding a deposit program appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Experts say a deposit system for non-alcoholic beverage containers would complement a Canadian province’s curbside recycling system, by cutting costs and increasing the volume of material recycled each year. Eunomia Research & Consulting on June 13 published its research into … Continue Reading The post The economic argument for expanding a deposit program appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban

The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The move last week by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports. Major plastics-related changes to the Basel Convention, first proposed by the government of Norway last year, were approved … Continue Reading The post Basel changes may have ‘bigger impact’ than China ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Why the U.S. paper recovery rate rose last year

The post Why the U.S. paper recovery rate rose last year appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Consumption of U.S. recovered fiber versus overall finished paper products sold into the market hit a record high percentage in 2018. An industry group explained the increase, which came amid market challenges. The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) last … Continue Reading The post Why the U.S. paper recovery rate rose last year appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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