The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to Vice President Pence May 22 urging the federal government to take action against China’s
The Northwest Product Stewardship Council's May 2018 Newsletter has a wealth of great stories, including a feature from Resource Recycling on Sustainable Materials Management in Oregon, CalRecycle Packaging Reform, and more!
Press Release Issued by the National Recycling Coaltion on May 15, 2018
The China Crisis – Whose Crisis is It?
It is ours. Recycled materials and trash should look very different from each other, but for years they have been converging in the U.S.
Although China announced they are suspending the inspection process for US material headed to China, from May 4 through June 4, 2018, it did not have a large impact on the commodities we ship. Mainly, because we export very little material into China anymore. The continued trade restrictions and bans on the commodities we produce have all but shut the door for us to send recovered materials to them.
WasteDive provides a great look at how China's recycling import policies are impacting all of us around the U.S.
For the third year in a row, The Partnership is providing grants to bring recycling professionals from across the U.S. together at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference.
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) will hold a series of workshops around the country to address recycling markets development. NRC, a national voice for recycling issues, is hosting these workshops to allow participants within the targeted region to learn how to attract and develop new and local markets for recycling materials.
Rachel Morier, Director of Sustainability for PAC Packaging Consortium, offers insights on the circular economy for packaging, which she says is about mindful and purposeful design, and is very much complementary to sustainable materials management.
Industry Experts Weigh In on the Proposed Infrastructure Plan - from Waste 360
Plastics Association Sees Success With Recycling Program - from Associations Now
Nina Bellucci Butler, CEO of MORE Recycling, offers insights into why the market for recycled materials is broken, and tangible steps we can take now to fix it.
Read more at Plastics Recycling Update