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WM and Republic move forward on major plastic plans

by Jared Paben

Seeing big business opportunities, the two largest garbage and recycling companies in North America will put tens of millions of dollars into expanding their downstream plastics processing capabilities in coming years. 

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Manufacturer and nonprofit ink glass-to-pozzolan partnership

by Marissa 

A partnership between Progressive Planet and Recycle BC will open up a new end market for post-consumer glass in British Columbia. 

Glass bottles finished at the factory.

Glad Products sued over its ‘recycling’ bags

by Jared Paben

Another consumer products brand owner has been hauled into court over its marketing of plastic bags for use in recyclables collection.

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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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