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Details on $315 million NY mill project

by Colin Staub

Developers of a recycled paper mill in New York have released new feedstock and financial figures for the project.

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Fiber continues to flow to China … for now

by Colin Staub

China continues to import a substantial amount of OCC from the U.S. and elsewhere. But an all-out ban and other regulatory changes loom on the horizon.

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What new ownership means for Balcones Resources

by Jared Paben

The CEO of Balcones Resources says having Closed Loop Partners as its majority owner will help drive the recycling company’s growth, including expansion of its footprint.

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Steps to safety

by Molly Ritchie

One established plastics processor recently celebrated going five years without a lost time incident. Here’s a rundown of the methodology that led to that focused work environment.

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Community Spotlight: L.A. planners juggle goals, markets and huge volumes of material

by Colin Staub

The city of Los Angeles acknowledged tough markets meant it could no longer demand MRFs pay it for every ton of recyclables, so the parties devised a risk-and-reward-sharing approach.

Every year the city collects 1.5 million tons of material.

Data Corner: What accounts for the higher cost of PCR?

by More Recycling

Consulting and research firm More Recycling looked at why post-consumer resin tends to be more expensive than virgin plastic.

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First Person Perspective: Don’t backpedal on carton recycling

by Jason Pelz

A carton industry leader explains how gable top and aseptic cartons are being being recycled through established domestic and overseas markets.

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Upstream opportunities

by Tony Dunnage

A sustainability executive at Unilever notes that huge diversion gains can be made by focusing on pre-consumer waste, a material category that includes production, shipping, merchandising and more.

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