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Why material processors are hesitant about EPR

Published: May 9, 2023


Collection trucks parked outside of Waste Expo in New Orleans last week. In sessions, leaders from various haulers and facility operators discussed recycling policy. | Dan Leif/Plastics Recycling Update

At Waste Expo last week, executives from several materials recovery facility operators and private-sector recyclers detailed concerns about material ownership and “stranded assets” as recycling policy evolves. At the same time, some MRF leaders voiced clear support for extended producer responsibility frameworks. Continue Reading

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Waste Management builds trash-sorting MRF near Oakland

Published: April 18, 2017


Construction progress on Waste Management’s Alameda County facility as of February 2017. Photo credit: CalRecycle

An operation in California estimated to cost more than $120 million will extract plastics and other recoverable material from municipal solid waste. But it’s not aimed at replacing curbside recycling collection.

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