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Prices for curbside recyclables continue to climb

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Natural and color HDPE prices rose higher this month, continuing an upward trend that began last fall. Paper grades increased marginally as well.

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Stakeholders react to CalRecycle director pick

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California’s sizable waste reduction and recycling agency agency has a new leader in Zoe Heller, who was recently appointed director of the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. Industry leaders praised her integrity, thoughtfulness and collaboration skills.

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Mill operators sound off on rising fiber prices

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OCC end users have been paying consistently higher prices for the recovered fiber grade since last fall, and it played heavily into their discussions of first-quarter earnings this year.

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Chasing consistency

by Sarah Edwards

By developing clear specification guidelines for chemical recycling feedstock, stakeholders can maximize emerging technologies and better understand how all types of processors might complement one another.

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Methodology matters

by Alyssa Harben and Lucy Pierce

Two researchers from a packaging group detail best practices for successfully analyzing recycling programs and waste decision-making.

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Reversing the trend

by Matt James

Glass recycling tonnages have been falling in North Carolina, but coordinated action from a variety of stakeholders is helping to improve processing and bring back collection in some areas.

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Time for a test

by Andre Lehmann and Alex Wolf

As sortation technology advances and MRF operators encounter new pressures and opportunities, it’s becoming increasingly critical to try before you buy.

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