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Low OCC prices continue to benefit U.S. mills

by Colin Staub

As more Chinese import restrictions roll in, domestic mills continue to pay even less for recovered fiber. Meanwhile, some are looking at how they can supply Chinese buyers with finished product in the future.

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Glass recycling survey details top end markets

by Jared Paben

Nine percent of MRF operators say glass is accepted in their recycling program but they landfill it with garbage anyway. On the other hand, 43 percent ship their glass to bottle markets.

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The latest pricing for baled paper and plastics

by Staff

OCC prices have experienced a slight uptick lately, but mixed paper remains at rock-bottom values. Meanwhile, recovered PET and natural HDPE markets remain stronger.


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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.


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.


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.


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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