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MRF operator: Lithium-ion batteries are ‘ticking time bombs’

by Colin Staub

The city of Tulsa, Okla. was forced to redirect its residential recycling stream to a waste-to-energy plant after an improperly discarded battery sparked a blaze at a local MRF.

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Details on NERC’s diversity-building scholarship program

by Jared Paben

Leaders at the Northeast Recycling Council recently explained how they’ll use a new scholarship fund to help boost racial diversity in the next generation of recycling industry professionals.

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Curbside commodity prices increase across the board

by Staff

MRFs are enjoying higher prices for scrap paper, plastic and metal bales this month, with notable increases for OCC, PET and HDPE.

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Resource Recycling Conference - August 4-5, 2021 - Virtual


Time to adjust

by William Turley

Market development is a key trend across recycling, but several issues unique to the C&D realm have sparked action on that side of the sector.


Real-world test

by Beth Coddington

Over the past several years, industry stakeholders have been working on a pilot initiative to see how flexible plastic packaging recovered at the curb would behave in a large MRF. Here are the takeaways.


The whole package?

by Calvin Lakhan

Advocates of EPR for curbside materials have noted the producer-funding approach encourages recycle-friendly design and system efficiency. But one academic researcher in Canada calls those points into question.


Community Spotlight: A Midwest county’s regional plan

by Colin Staub

Cooperation and coordination between local governments has helped boost materials recovery in the Green Bay, Wis. metropolitan area.


Panel discussion

By Melissa Ann Schmidt

The solar recycling sector is in its early stage of development, but it’s never too early to plan for the future. With exponential growth of PV waste expected in the coming decades, now is the time to build sustainable recovery systems for this material.


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