Tag: recycling industry

When recycling was a newer industry it cost as much or more than trash disposal. Some opponents of recycling argued that state support for recycling may be more financially expensive in the short term than alternatives such as landfill; recycling efforts in New York City cost $57 million per year in 2002. However, in many areas there is now an economic incentive to recycle. As early as 2003 Fort Worth Texas was making $1,000,000 from their recycling program.

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

MRF Tech Is Rising, Bringing Financial Challenges

When people think of cutting-edge technology and how it is changing the way municipalities serve their residents, they probably don’t think much about the materials recovery facilities (MRFs) responsible for sorting and processing waste.

BioCycle East Coast 17: Growing the Organics Recycling Industry

BioCycle East Coast 17: Growing the Organics Recycling Industry

Growing The Organics Recycling Industry — Markets, Financing, Public Policies and Best Management Practices for Composting, Anaerobic Digestion and Food Recovery And Recycling.

BIOCYCLE EAST COAST17 will cover challenges and opportunities related to how to Grow Organics Recycling in the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industrial sectors. Critical topics for the

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

The Economics of Recycling in the US—Can It Pay for Itself?

Has recycling in the United States stalled? How dire is the situation? Industry executives have argued force­fully that prices for recycling commodities have largely fallen to the point over the past several years that it is not economical for them to process recyclables and market them to largely Asian markets,

Association Announces Change in Leadership

Association Announces Change in Leadership

November 7 2016 – Washington, DC– Sharon H. Kneiss, the president and CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) for the past four and a half years, has resigned effective today. During her tenure as the leader of the premier association in the waste and recycling industry, Kneiss

Waste Pro Announces the Appointment of Football Legend

Waste Pro Announces the Appointment of Football Legend

NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 9th, 2016 – Waste Pro is proud to announce that former running back for the New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss, Deuce McAllister, was named President of Waste Pro of Louisiana. Originally from Ludlow, Mississippi, Deuce has developed significant relationships in the Region, both through

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

(Port Angeles, WA) July 1, 2016– Senator Cantwell led the ceremonial announcement of historic agreements between a Tennessee-based national composites manufacturing institute, the world’s first facility for product development from recycled carbon, and a Washington-based college. The agreements establish the Port Angeles, WA-based Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) as a

Processing Plastics

Processing Plastics

While some view dropping oil prices as decreased revenue opportunities for many material recovery facility (MRF) operations, others see opportunity. “Some say it depends on where you position yourself in the market,” says Roland Zimmer, CEO, Zimmer America Recycling Solutions, a division of ZARS-USA.

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

Pioneering Partnerships Announced for Composite Recycling

(Port Angeles, WA) July 1, 2016– Senator Cantwell led the ceremonial announcement of historic agreements between a Tennessee-based national composites manufacturing institute, the world’s first facility for product development from recycled carbon, and a Washington-based college. The agreements establish the Port Angeles, WA-based Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) as a

The Recycling Partnership Impacts 100 Communities

The Recycling Partnership Impacts 100 Communities

FALLS CHURCH, VA July 1, 2016 – As families across the country pause to celebrate our country’s history and amazing progress, The Recycling Partnership is also celebrating its own milestone: helping its first 100 communities improve their recycling programs. Hand-in-hand with these communities, The Partnership is elevating the level of

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

Tailoring Your MRF to the Task at Hand

According to Brian Schellati, Van Dyk Recycling Solution’s director of business development, “Not only does equipment have its own required routine maintenance, but how the equipment is laid out will determine material handling logistics. How easily materials flow through a plant from tip floor to processing, to product storage, to

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