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WM highlights recycling activities during tumultuous year

by Colin Staub

The largest hauler in North America processed a record amount of recyclables in 2019, and it invested more than $100 million to improve its recycling infrastructure, according to its latest sustainability report.

Waste Management fleet of trucks from above.

Ontario mill expansion to use OCC and mixed paper

by Colin Staub

A Canadian packaging firm will expand with a paper machine producing 400,000 tons per year of containerboard and other corrugated products.

Closeup of rolled corrugated paper.

China’s 2020 ban ‘will not have massive impact’ on fiber markets

by Colin Staub

Is the global recycled paper sector prepared for China’s complete exit from the market next year? Experts weighed in during a recent Bureau of International Recycling session.

Cargo shipping containers stacked at a logistics hub.


Q&A: Half a century of viability

by Dan Leif

A Boston-area recycling nonprofit organization was established on the first Earth Day. A leader at the group offers perspective on decades of market fluctuations and more.

Earthworm uses box trucks for collection, picking up four separate streams of material from small-business clients.

Data Corner: The influence of hauling giants in the MRF market

by RRS

RRS analyzed MRF ownership in North America and found that over 50% of facilities are operated by one of four large waste companies: Waste Management, Republic Services, Waste Connections or GFL Environmental.

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An EPR evolution

by Pierre Benabidès and Sara-Emmanuelle Dubois

In Quebec, producers have helped fund recycling of printed paper and packaging since 1989, but overseas market shifts have recently spurred changes in the province’s policy. Stakeholders pondering producer responsibility elsewhere would be wise to understand the details.


Market realities

by Lynn Rubinstein

To help counter growing skepticism about the value of recycling, two groups in the Northeast have compiled a list of the wide variety of regional end users consuming curbside materials.


A county popular with tourists expands diversion stream

by Colin Staub

Each year, as many as 3 million visitors come through Teton County, Wyo., drawn in large part by the area’s scenic destinations. With so many out-of-towners coming through, local recycling coordinators have to stay on their toes when it comes to outreach and education.

Caption | Carson Meyer Photography

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