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. She discusses new corporate packaging sustainability goals and how new and revised policies to address environmental issues are driving industry response.
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
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has established a new Recycling Task Force, created to provide guidance to members, industry stakeholders, state/provincial and local governments, and elected officials, concerning the challenges facing recycling programs in the United States and Canada.
Kent 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.
NFL announces zero waste plan for Super Bowl - from Construction and Demolition Recycling
Elizabeth Hovde: Recycling efforts should match our talk (Opinion) - from Oregonlive.com