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About Jared Paben

Jared PabenAssociate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

How a startup is recovering multi-layer flexible packaging

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Argentina-based Arqlite’s first gravel products were sold to customers earlier this year. | Courtesy of Arqlite.

Consulting firm B-Green was helping consumer brand owners reduce waste to landfill, but the companies’ packaging lacked a diversion solution. So B-Green went to work developing a recycling technology and end product.

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Low commodity prices hammer hauler revenues

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Waste Connections company truck on an urban street.

For the first half of the year, Waste Connections’ recycling business generated $36.5 million in revenue. | Jordi Cor/Shutterstock

Waste Connections and Advanced Disposal Services have continued to suffer from lower commodity prices. Casella Waste Systems, however, charged enough in fees to overcome the market pain.

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Some e-scrap firms pay out in TV stockpile suit

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CRT monitors for recycling.

A number of e-scrap companies are defending themselves in court. | Somchai Som/Shutterstock

A dozen electronics recycling companies will cut checks totaling $517,000 to settle allegations they’re partially responsible for abandoned cathode-ray tube materials in Ohio. Meanwhile, 15 other recycling companies appear set to duke it out with landowners in court.

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