Plastics Recycling Update

News from Northeast Recycling Council, Plastics Industry Association and more

Global Recycling Day was observed on March 18.

The Northeast Recycling Council published its quarterly MRF commodity values survey covering the fourth quarter of 2023. It shows MRFs throughout its 11-state region reported a blended value of $95.75 per ton without the expense of handling residuals, a 32% increase from the prior quarter, and $86.71 with residual processing costs included.

The Plastics Industry Association launched a Flexible Film Recycling Alliance to improve recycling rates. 

Renolit and Cyclyx both joined the Vinyl Sustainability Council.

Waste360 announced the winners of its ninth-annual 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes young professionals in the waste and recycling industry.


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