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A materials recovery facility in Seattle recently reopened with new sortation equipment, which is allowing for greater throughput and cleaner end products.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) recently completed jobs study analysis concluded the U.S. scrap recycling industry is a major economic engine that supports 471,587 jobs. In addition, the study determined the recycling industry generates $11.2 billion in tax revenues for governments across the country and a total, positive economic impact of over $105.8 billion (2013).
Research from a carton packaging group shows many residents in Canada fail to recycle cartons because of knowledge gaps. On the bright side, only 6 percent said they’re “just not that into recycling.”
An executive from the world’s largest retailer says the company is aiming to give suppliers concrete details in its mission for more sustainable packaging – and recycling is playing a major role in that process.
Editor’s note: To add to the waste and recycling industry’s dialogue about food-scrap management, we are presenting a lengthy perspective on the issue that was submitted to our publication by the former head of materials recovery programs for New York City. All opinions are those of the author.
A Denver-based recycling and waste collection company is now sending broken glass from its materials recovery facility to a specialized glass processing facility instead of disposal.