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Nine Dragons to produce recycled pulp at U.S. mills

by Colin Staub

A major Chinese paper company will add recycled pulp production lines at two U.S. virgin fiber mills it purchased earlier this year, and both will consume mixed paper and OCC.

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Major companies involved in recycling to merge

by Jared Paben

Toronto-based GFL Environmental has entered a merger agreement with Raleigh, N.C.-headquartered Waste Industries.

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The latest pricing for post-consumer recyclables

by RecyclingMarkets.net Staff

Some recovered commodities have experienced market fluctuations of late, but pricing for OCC and natural HDPE has remained flat.

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The lithium-ion battery risk at materials recovery facilities

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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