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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paper giants talk mixed paper and OCC outlook

The post Paper giants talk mixed paper and OCC outlook appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Recovered fiber end users continue to experience impacts from fluctuating recycling markets, which they discussed in their recent earnings calls. Stakeholders also speculated on the future of fiber exports to Asia. Almost all the major publicly traded paper industry players … Continue Reading The post Paper giants talk mixed paper and OCC outlook 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

National statistics show stagnant U.S. diversion rate

The country’s recycling and composting rate remains stuck at just over 34 percent, according to the U.S. EPA. The federal agency on July 30 announced the release of its recycling and composting estimates for the U.S. in 2015. According to … Continue Reading The post National statistics show stagnant U.S. diversion rate appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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