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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Long-time Resource Recycling columnist, Roger Guttentag, has launched a new website, recyclingandreuse.com, which will house all of his Recycling Online columns and other resources for recycling professionals of all stripes.

Nine Dragons, China's largest recovered paper consumer, had sales of $4.3 billion ($US) in its last fiscal year. This was up 11.4 percent from the previous year. Gross profits of $688 million rose 2.6 percent. The company sold 8.9 million metric tons of recycled paper and paperboard produced on 33 machines at mills located in six regions of China. The company's design capacity is 11.5 million metric tons annually, although this will rise to 14.0 million tons by June 2014.

Can simple assumptions influence the outcome of a life cycle analysis? Does EPR influence product design? How does can government and industry produce high performance in product stewardship programs? What are the best options for managing plastic bags and films? These questions will be answered during the Product Stewardship Institute's upcoming webinar series.

If you thought that recycling was something that humans just started doing during the last 100 years or so, you are wrong, according to researchers at a Catalan university. A recently published study has found that humans were recycling stone tools 13,000 years ago. Via Science Daily.

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