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How National Sword is upending exports

by Colin Staub

China’s three-month-old import action has stalled shipments of some recovered materials from the U.S. and led to substantial import fee increases for others.


Court ruling throws Florida bag law into limbo

by Jared Paben

For years, Florida has prohibited local bans on plastic bags and EPS food-service products – or has it? A state judge recently ruled that the prohibition no longer applies and, in response, one city has passed a plastic bag ban.


Study shows economic impacts of industry exports

by Jared Paben

More than 134,000 jobs in the U.S. are in some way supported by exports in the recycling industry, according to a new analysis.

Resource Recycling Conference 2017


Study up: Recycling lessons and connections on college campuses

by Kelly Domino

Municipal leaders can learn a thing or two from forward-thinking materials diversion efforts taking place at higher-ed institutions across the country. 
College campus recycling

Lifting more than recycling rates

by Alex Papali

A grassroots campaign in Boston is pushing the city down a path toward zero waste. Organizers hope the shift in materials management creates jobs and improves lives for lower income populations.

Resource Recycling magazine, Dec. 2016

Connecting with the future

by Margaret Derringer

Shrinking landfill capacity but worsening recycling rates — that’s what many local governments are facing these days. One sanitation district is responding to those concerns by bringing digitally savvy outreach to public schools.

Resource Recycling, Oct. 2016

MRF of the Month: Athens Services Sun Valley Materials Recovery Facility

by Jared Paben

If one’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then Athens Services’ MRF is the other man.

MRF of the Month, March 2017

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