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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink. That's the new mantra at PAC Worldwide, as the flexible protective packaging leader adds a fourth strategic pillar to the three "R's of environmental sustainability.  And, to introduce its new 4-square model, the company is embarking on a major outreach...


From the Salem Reporter, by Troy Brynelson

A proposed hike in garbage bills will get a public hearing at Salem City Council next week. Staff reports released Thursday suggest the six garbage hauling companies are struggling in 2018.

Art Kuenzi played a sort of garbage man’s roulette Thursday morning. Every blue...


From Press Release:

AmSty and Agilyx have signed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s first-in-kind polystyrene recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon. The process converts used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form, styrene monomer. Fresh polystyrene...


From GreenBiz, by Jan Dell and Marcus Eriksen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that of all plastic made in the United States in 2015, only 9.2 percent made it to recycle centers. We estimate that the plastic recycling rate in the United States will to sink to about 4.4 percent in 2018 because waste...


From Resource Recycling, by Colin Staub

WestRock and other players in the paper supply chain recently completed a pilot project that collected and recycled 25 million fiber cups from Starbucks.

Through the pilot project, collected Starbucks coffee cups were sent to recycled paper company Sustana, which used the...