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How COVID-19 affected TerraCycle US’s bottom line

Published: June 9, 2021
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Financial documents show TerraCycle US saw double-digit growth in the company’s Zero Waste Boxes program. | Postmodern Studio / Shutterstock

Coronavirus-related closures hurt financial performance for TerraCycle US last year, but increased profitability in the company’s Zero Waste Boxes business helped buffer the impacts.

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Pennsylvania PRF will provide local collection via mobile app

Published: May 19, 2021
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Mixed household plastics for recycling.

Through the partnership in Erie, app users will be able to schedule on-demand curbside plastics collection. | Real_life_Studio / Shutterstock

International Recycling Group, a company that’s developing a massive plastics sorting facility, inked a deal to offer on-demand curbside recycling of virtually all plastics.

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Brand owner launches bottle recovery initiative

Published: May 5, 2021
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Plastic Pepsi bottles in store.

The PepsiCo recycling program is being offered to schools, universities, stores, restaurants and other away-from-home settings. | SunnyToys / Shutterstock

PepsiCo recently rolled out a collection system providing bins, regular collection and data analysis for bottle recycling at businesses and other non-residential spaces.

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Recycling operators sound off on packaging EPR

Published: December 23, 2020
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Sorted household recyclables.

Packaging EPR programs are currently in place in parts of Europe, Canada and elsewhere, but to date, this system hasn’t reached the U.S. | Skylines/Shutterstock

Extended producer responsibility for a wide range of recyclables is gaining steam around the country. Haulers and facility operators say it’s critical that these proposals are crafted well – both to preserve what already works and allow for much-needed changes.

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WM highlights recycling activities during tumultuous year

Published: October 21, 2020
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Waste Management fleet of trucks from above.

In 2019, Waste Management processed a record amount of recyclables: 15.5 million tons, up from 15.2 million tons in 2018. | Courtesy of Waste Management.

The largest hauler in North America processed a record amount of recyclables in 2019, and it invested more than $100 million to improve its recycling infrastructure, according to its latest sustainability report.

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