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Recycling labeling debate primed to heat up nationally

by Colin Staub

As California regulators gear up to write statewide guidelines for which products are “recyclable,” analysts say the process – spurred by recent legislation – will have national impacts.

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Aluminum prices rise, but market cools for other recyclables

by RecyclingMarkets.net

The national average price of UBCs increased by 5% over the past month, but prices for PET and natural HDPE bales dropped 11% and 4%, respectively.

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Recycled glass end user expands to West Coast

by Jared Paben

Manufacturer Aero Aggregates has its sights set on California to help ease customer freight concerns.

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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

How to hit the targets

by Dan Felton

With brand owner goals for recycled plastic usage increasingly common, a study from one industry group evaluates supply and demand realities for plastic resins, offering considerations to push progress on PCR.

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Put to the test

by Alec Cooley, Eric Halvarson and BJ Tipton

A recent survey shows how the pandemic has impacted college and university waste reduction programs. Campuses have dealt with numerous complexities but have also seen opportunites to advance zero waste goals.

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Impactful outreach

by Marissa Segundo

By methodically plotting a communications campaign, one Florida city recently decreased contamination, reduced processing costs and engaged residents around recycling in lasting ways.

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Projects for progress

by Paula Luu and Georgia Sherwin

Closed Loop Partners has pushed forward innovative efforts to advance plastic circularity. Here are some of the lessons from work involving research, investment and pilot initiatives.

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