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About Jerry Powell

Jerry PowellJerry Powell is the founder and editorial advisor of Resource Recycling, Inc., which publishes Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News. He previously owned and managed a recycling consulting company and managed a recycling business in Portland, Ore. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Editorial analysis: Population change will affect recycling

Published: September 8, 2021

Recycling carts stored before use.

A longtime recycling expert analyzes census data to help predict future recycling industry trends. | Grzejnik / Shutterstock

The release of the U.S. census for the decade of 2010 to 2020 points to important ways municipal recycling initiatives will change in the coming years. An assessment points to five key trends that will affect materials recovery efforts.

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Recycling firms seek tariff exclusions

Published: November 13, 2018


U.S. and Chinese currency with a calculator.As part of the Trump administration’s trade war with China, a number of tariffs have been levied on the import of Chinese goods. A handful of recycling companies and one trade group have sought exemptions.

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