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Stakeholders gear up for America Recycles Day

The post Stakeholders gear up for America Recycles Day appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Companies, industry groups and government agencies are celebrating America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The following are some of the events and announcements in the lead-up to the annual celebration. This year’s themes: According to Keep America Beautiful, the themes … Continue Reading The post Stakeholders gear up for America Recycles Day appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines

The post Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines appeared first on Resource Recycling News. The price of natural HDPE has skyrocketed over the past month, roughly doubling in some areas to a high of 52 cents per pound. Color HDPE also took a notable jump. The national price of post-consumer natural high-density polyethylene (HDPE) … Continue Reading The post Recycled HDPE prices soar, but PET and metals see declines appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Glass Recycling Coalition offers certification for MRFs

The post Glass Recycling Coalition offers certification for MRFs appeared first on Resource Recycling News. An industry group will recognize and promote recycling facilities that take steps to clean up the glass they move downstream. The Glass Recycling Coalition launched a MRF Glass Certification Program to entice facilities to install glass cleanup equipment and implement … Continue Reading The post Glass Recycling Coalition offers certification for MRFs appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

The details on a $1.8M MRF upgrade in Midwest

The post The details on a $1.8M MRF upgrade in Midwest appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A tight labor market, aging equipment, an evolving ton and difficult recyclables markets have spurred a Michigan county to upgrade its MRF. Robots are among the technologies to be installed. Emmet County is upgrading the container line at its dual-stream … Continue Reading The post The details on a $1.8M MRF upgrade in Midwest appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

California moves needle on commercial collection

The post California moves needle on commercial collection appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Businesses that are required to receive recycling and composting service in California will need to offer those collection services to customers, under a bill approved by the state legislature. Assembly Bill 827 expands public access to recycling by mandating clearly … Continue Reading The post California moves needle on commercial collection appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

NERC survey offers insight into today’s MRF economics

The post NERC survey offers insight into today’s MRF economics appeared first on Resource Recycling News. An average ton of recyclables in the northeastern U.S. is worth $46, according to the Northeast Recycling Council. The estimate came from what will be an ongoing survey. After surveying 15 public materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in 10 states, the … Continue Reading The post NERC survey offers insight into today’s MRF economics 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 ...

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 ...
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