AOR Blog


From WasteDive, by Cole Rosengren

Mathy Stanislaus, former assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management under the Obama administration, delivered a complex and thought-provoking keynote talk at WASTECON in Nashville, Tennessee last week. 

Waste Dive spoke to him afterward, the first...


From Resource Recycling Magazine, by Jared Paben

​Researchers have calculated substantial upsides from making products out of recycled PET, HDPE and PP instead of prime plastics.

Franklin Associates is conducting the research on behalf of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). APR’s president, Steve Alexander...


From Resource Recycling, by Colin Staub

​The head of Waste Connections says the economics of recycling must change. Otherwise, companies’ sorting costs will further outpace the revenue they fetch from commodity sales.

During a keynote session at WasteCon 2018 last week in Nashville, Tenn., Ron Mittelstaedt, CEO of...


From GreenBiz, by Doug Woodring, Rod Richardson and Scott Cassel

Much of the world has explored plastic bans, taxes, alternative materials or producer responsibility regulations, but little focus has been given to the potential financial incentives that can drive needed investment and make solutions cheaper, even...


Kroger announced last week they will remove single-use plastic bags from its stores, beginning with its Bellevue, Wash.-based QFC locations next year.

The Cincinnati-based company will make the transition to reusable bags at all of its 2,800 store by 2025, it said Thursday morning.

There are 63 QFC stores in...