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A testing ground for expanded collection of food-service items

by Colin Staub

Washington, D.C. will join the ranks of a select few municipalities next year when it begins accepting a wider array of food-service packaging for recycling, including paper-based coffee cups.

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San Jose facility doubles mixed-waste capacity

by Colin Staub

A significant retrofit at the GreenWaste materials recovery facility will feature heavy use of artificial intelligence sorting equipment and other technology.

GreenWaste System Design Primary

Chinese authorities seize 85,000 tons in ‘Sword’ raid

by Colin Staub

Thousands of tons of materials were seized during a raid in the Chinese province of Guangdong last week. It’s the latest enforcement action taken as part of China’s ongoing campaign to combat low-quality recovered-material imports.

Resource Recycling Conference 2017


Assessing the ROI of EPR

by Scott Cassel and Resa Dimino

An analysis of the four extended producer responsibility programs in place in Connecticut shows significant cost savings to communities as well as notable environmental benefits.

Better processing and new markets for curbside glass

by Maryse Vermette

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), a producer responsibility group in Quebec, discusses its pilot project to improve the processing of glass collected at the curb and find new end markets for the material.

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Community spotlight: Asking residents to sort? One city’s done it for decades

by Colin Staub

As more and more communities switch to single-stream recycling collection to increase participation and material volumes, a New Jersey city is holding on strong to its source-separation system.

MRF of the Month: EBI Environnement

by Editorial Staff

The ton has done a lot of evolving over the past three decades. And to better manage the changing composition of incoming materials, EBI Environnement made major upgrades to its MRF last fall.


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