Recycling

There Will Be Major Repercussions

There Will Be Major Repercussions

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China recently filed with the World Trade Organization its intent to ban the import of a number of scrap categories by the end of the year. We’re talking about mostly mixed paper and plastics along with scalings and other waste from the manufacturing of iron and steel. The filing states  … Read More

Foiled by Research

Foiled by Research

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When I think of aluminum foil, the nerd in me thinks of those cone-shaped caps made out of foil and worn to keep aliens from reading people’s minds. Don’t ask me why, I just do. In fact, that’s what I thought of when I read on the website, isustainableearth.com, that  … Read More

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

SWANA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding solid waste programs and facilities that demonstrate the highest practices through their commitment to using effective technologies and processes in system design and operations, advancing worker and community health and safety, and implementing  … Read More

China Announces Intent to Ban Certain Waste Imports

China Announces Intent to Ban Certain Waste Imports

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The Chinese government notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18 of its intent to restrict the import of 24 types of solid waste by the end of 2017, including multiple types of plastics, textiles, mixed fibers and other material. In the filing, the Chinese government states the need  … Read More

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

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The Western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is known worldwide—famous for the 49er Gold Rush, Yosemite National Park, the world’s largest trees (Giant Sequoias), and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. But it is also—perhaps less famously—home to California’s fastest-growing wastestream.

No, we’re not talking  … Read More

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

SWANA & CRRA Launch Joint Zero Waste Certification Course

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Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) announce the launch of their new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course, developed by the two organizations along with Kessler Consulting (KCI) over the past two years.

This course will promote  … Read More

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MIDLAND, Mich. – July 11, 2017 – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today it has teamed up with national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful, to award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities. The program is an innovative approach to diverting traditionally non-recycled  … Read More

Market Trends in Recycling

Market Trends in Recycling

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There have been ebbs and flows in the recycling market over the past 35 years. Price volatility in recycling markets is almost a universal truth across the globe. Being able to manage the ever-fluctuating changes in market prices can either produce success or break the community recycling program. Most recycling  … Read More


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