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Experts connect in the Gateway City

by Jared Paben

The ninth-annual Resource Recycling Conference has kicked off, tackling high-interest topics at a critical juncture for the North American recycling industry.

Presenting at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference

India looks to boost its recycling infrastructure

by Colin Staub

Another major importer of recyclables in Asia is drafting policy to reshape its relationship to materials recovery. But this time, the move could actually be a boon to exporters.

Shipping containers at a port in Mumbai, India.

How to run a profitable MRF in today’s market

by Ellen Martin

A leader from the Closed Loop Fund lays out four best practices for materials processors amid shifts in commodity values and end markets.

Conveyor belt at a MRF.

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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

The lithium-ion battery risk at materials recovery facilities

by RSS

An industry survey offers a look at how facility operators are perceiving a hazard that’s showing up on lines more frequently.

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Central California goes high-tech with retrofit

by Jared Paben

Mid-Valley Disposal recently installed new sorting equipment at its Fresno, Calif. MRF, including optical sorters to remove contaminants from the the fiber stream and sort plastics by polymer.

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Why recycling is crucial to one Florida city

by Colin Staub

For Tampa, Fla., the recycling program diverts material away from the waste-to-energy plant, which would otherwise be filled to capacity.

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Speaking their language

by Michelle Metzler

It’s becoming increasingly important for recycling coordinators to effectively communicate curbside best practices to multicultural populations. An outreach pro from Waste Management details a recent pilot project that determined effective strategies for reaching Latino residents.

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Emerald City evolves diveresion with analytical assistance

by Colin Staub

A data-driven approach to materials recovery has helped the city of Seattle steadily expand its recycling program to target a wider range of streams.

Seattle has steadily grown its program since the 1980s, in large part by regularly interacting with the public.

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