Two industry organizations have developed directories of manufacturers that consume recycled materials in one region of the U.S.
The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) released a report covering consumers of paper, plastic, glass, aseptic cartons, aluminum and steel cans sorted and sold by materials recovery facilities.
The groups also issued a similar document looking specifically at recovered tire markets.
They reports are part of an effort to boost markets for recovered materials. They cover Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The directory covering MRF-generated material, or “blue bin” materials, notes there are 142 businesses processing or using post-consumer materials in the 11-state region. Of those, 68 consume paper, 53 consume plastic, 15 consume glass and 6 consume aluminum.
The tire report notes that 33 companies in the region take in scrap tires.
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