National News

Recycling Markets Snapshot - May 2018

15 May 2018

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. 

NRC Kicks Off Series of Recycling Markets Development Workshops in Portland

1 Mar 2018

NRC forging aheadThe 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.

Keys to Realizing a Circular Economy for Packaging (Opinion)

28 Feb 2018

recycle symbolRachel 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. She discusses new corporate packaging sustainability goals and how new and revised policies to address environmental issues are driving industry response.

Kent County, MI Plans "Resource Park" to Reclaim Resources

9 Feb 2018

plastic bottlesKent County, MI, in partnership with consultant firm Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), is creating a 200-acre "Resource Park" next to the South Kent landfill, which is estimated to reach its capacity before 2030. The County hopes to reclaim valuable resources buried in the landfill while meeting their goal to reduce waste and cut landfill usage by 20 percent by 2020, and 90 percent by 2030.