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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dow looks to double reach of EnergyBag effort

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The post Dow looks to double reach of EnergyBag effort appeared first on Resource Recycling News. An initiative that collects hard-to-recycle packaging from the curb in several cities could be extended to another 100,000 households by the end of this year, a plastics executive said. The Hefty EnergyBag program was launched in Nebraska in 2016 and … Continue Reading The post Dow looks to double reach of EnergyBag effort 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 ...
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