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OCC and mixed paper prices jump this month


September is bringing some overall positive news for MRFs, with prices for recovered fiber and plastics continuing to climb higher.

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UN rolls out initial draft of global plastics treaty


The first working draft of the United Nations’ global plastics agreement lays out the broad strokes of what is intended to be a legally binding way to manage plastic pollution on land and in the oceans.

Stakeholders and involved parties will continue to debate the precise language of the agreement. | Nexus 7/Shutterstock

WM: Upgrades temporarily slow tons recovered


The weight of recyclables handled by Waste Management dropped slightly last year, largely because several MRF upgrade projects necessitated temporary shutdowns at four facilities.

WM handled less material in 2022 than 2021, but it’s looking to grow its annual tons managed to 25 million by 2030. | Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

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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.


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.


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.


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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