Tag: paper waste

There are three categories of paper that can be used as feedstocks for making recycled paper: mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste.

Of Health and Environmental Stewardship

Of Health and Environmental Stewardship

Kaiser Permanente, the largest not-for-profit health plan in California was founded on the philosophy of total health. Included in the total health approach is the idea of environmental stewardship-a clean environment plays a role in maintaining healthier communities. Considering that the medical industry’s waste production is second only to that

A New Proposed Recycling Plan to Surface in British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C., /CSRwire/ – StewardChoice Enterprises Inc. announced today that it will publish a draft stewardship plan for packaging and printed paper in June which will undergo public consultations over the course of the summer. Once their plan is approved, the new recycling service will commence as early as next

Save…or Sell?

When people aren’t buying cars, freezers, or televisions the makers slow production; when customers stay home, retailers cut staff and lower inventory; when the grass gets too long, we cut it. But we cannot always follow such practical techniques when the demand for recyclables is down, as it has been

Weathering the Storm

There has never been a better to time to make capital investments in your material recovery facility. There—I’ve said it. Yes, you heard me correctly. Now is the time to acquire as much equipment and plant improvements as you possibly can. How can I possibly justify that statement when prices

Toward Efficient MRFs

Toward Efficient MRFs

Quantity and quality are usually considered to be an either-or choice. There is an assumption that you can have one but can’t have the other. There is a further assumption that the two are either unrelated or are in direct conflict with each other. In the recycling business, there are

Toward Efficient Processing

Toward Efficient Processing

Quantity and quality are usually considered to be an either-or choice. There is an assumption that you can have one but can’t have the other. There is a further assumption that the two are either unrelated or are in direct conflict with each other. In the recycling business, there are

San Diego: A Roadmap to Energy Independence

In the Chinese art of character writing, a crisis is represented by combining the individual characters for the words threat and opportunity . The intertwined meaning captures the city of San Diego’s experience during the California energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The city rang in the New Year of

Chicago’s Recycling Success a Credit to Public, Private Efforts

Through a comprehensive approach to big city recycling, Chicago recycled 47.3% of its total wastestream last year. Residents and businesses recycled more than 2.4 million tons of material through a variety of recycling programs and services.

Chicago has a full complement of programs and services, in place now for five

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