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Tight trucking market will persist well into 2021

by Colin Staub

A driver shortage that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to create challenges for moving recyclables this year, analysts say.

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AMERIPEN starts to shift on recycling policy

by Dan Leif

A packaging industry group that has traditionally opposed mandated producer funding of recycling may be ready to support that type of legislation, according to the organization’s leader.

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O-I restarts glass furnace due to greater bottle demand

by Jared Paben

Glass bottle manufacturer Owens-Illinois has fired up a formerly idled furnace at its Waco, Texas plant, citing increased demand for alcoholic-beverage bottles as a result of the pandemic.

Brown glass bottles at the manufacturing plant.

FROM THE PRINT EDITION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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