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WM details sorting facility upgrades and plastics capacity

A recent report from the nation’s largest waste and recycling hauler outlines MRF infrastructure and reviews the current state of reclamation capacity for key recovered plastics. Houston-based Waste Management (WM) issued its September 2020 “Report on Recycling” to identify gaps …

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China ban spurs rise in plastic waste ‘criminal trends’

Improper management of scrap plastics in Southeast Asia and elsewhere has increased sharply in the wake of China’s National Sword policy, according to international law enforcement body Interpol. The organization recently released a report titled “Emerging criminal trends in the …

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Stakeholders roll out framework for US plastics sustainability

A program called U.S. Plastics Pact, associated with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will pursue strategies to eliminate unnecessary packaging, increase recyclability, and ensure packaging contains recycled plastic. It has more than 60 industry backers. Launched today, the collaborative effort is …

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What to expect in domestic recycled paper markets

Recycled paper mill leaders recently weighed in on the factors behind market shifts, how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting generation and demand, and where markets are headed in the future. A July 29 virtual event hosted by Resource Recycling featured …
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First Person Perspective: ‘Plastic Wars’ missed the economic angle; our industry should not – Resource Recycling News

At this point, no informed person can honestly deny the world’s plastic waste issue. Researchers have delivered sobering statistics about the amount of plastics ending up in waterways. Media outlets have offered a regular stream of stories and imagery, mobilizing …Continue Reading→

Source: First Person Perspective: ‘Plastic Wars’ missed the economic angle; our industry should not – Resource Recycling News

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