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Not much light at end of mixed-paper tunnel

The post Not much light at end of mixed-paper tunnel appeared first on Resource Recycling News. North America’s residential mixed-paper prices are deep in the negative numbers in some areas. That pain will likely persist for some time, one analyst predicts. “It’s going to be many years before we get back to a decent market, a … Continue Reading The post Not much light at end of mixed-paper tunnel appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Why California’s glass products are using less cullet

The post Why California’s glass products are using less cullet appeared first on Resource Recycling News. California’s glass bottle and fiberglass insulation manufacturers continue to use less recycled cullet in their products, state documents show. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) reported that, in 2018, bottle makers used 432,000 tons of post-consumer cullet, … Continue Reading The post Why California’s glass products are using less cullet appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Republic files suit over Connecticut contamination

The post Republic files suit over Connecticut contamination appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A division of Republic Services recently brought legal action against a public authority, claiming it is handling loads far dirtier than what the two sides agreed to in a contract. The lawsuit is between FCR, LLC and Connecticut’s Materials Innovation … Continue Reading The post Republic files suit over Connecticut contamination appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban

The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. With an overwhelming number of votes in favor, Vermont lawmakers have sent the governor a bill banning plastic bags, expanded polystyrene food service containers and plastic stir sticks. S.113 also creates a working group to explore ways to improve management … Continue Reading The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling

The post Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A funding bill advancing in Congress directs the U.S. EPA to develop a national recycling strategy addressing harmonized labeling, public education and other factors. The legislation also provides the EPA with funding for 2020 that’s well above what President Trump … Continue Reading The post Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Experts duel over dual-stream’s merits

The post Experts duel over dual-stream’s merits appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Programs on opposite coasts enjoyed bale quality benefits after switching from single- to dual-stream collection, two experts noted. But an industry group leader suggested education may have been a key driver. Three speakers discussed the trade-offs between single-stream and dual-stream … Continue Reading The post Experts duel over dual-stream’s merits appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Aluminum end user boosts scrap consumption

The post Aluminum end user boosts scrap consumption appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Lower scrap aluminum prices helped improve profitability for aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis last year. The Atlanta-headquartered business’s overall product line was made up of 61 percent recycled content during the 2019 fiscal year. That was up from 57 … Continue Reading The post Aluminum end user boosts scrap consumption appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

How recycling robots have spread across North America

The post How recycling robots have spread across North America appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Over just a few years, robotic sorting has gone from a gee-whiz laboratory curiosity to a key technology in a number of different types of facilities. After compiling data from major robot providers, Resource Recycling estimates over 80 robots are … Continue Reading The post How recycling robots have spread across North America appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

How a tumultuous 2018 affected Republic Services

Recycling revenues fell last year for one major hauler, hampered by China’s import restrictions and low fiber prices. Meanwhile, the company opened what it calls a next-generation MRF in Texas. Republic Services is the second largest residential garbage and recycling … Continue Reading The post How a tumultuous 2018 affected Republic Services appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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