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Tariffs weaken manufacturing, business confidence

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In May, the New York Federal Reserve Bank estimated tariffs in effect at that time would cost the average U.S. household $831 a year. | aijiro/Shutterstock

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating uncertainty among small businesses and exacerbating a global manufacturing slowdown, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities

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Juri Freeman of Resource Recycling Systems (left) moderated a plastics-focused panel consisting of (from left to right) Michael Sangiacomo of Recology, Zeina El-Azzi of Brightmark Energy, Kate Bailey of Eco-Cycle and Tim Ponrathnam of Berry Global. | Resource Recycling Conference/Brian Adams Photography

Should some types of single-use plastic be banned? Or is infrastructure improvement a better answer to current plastic waste concerns? A varied group of industry leaders tackled those questions last week.

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Pictures from the Big Easy

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Last week’s Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show brought hundreds of recycling professionals to New Orleans for three days of learning and crucial discussions (plus some fun). Here are images our photographer captured at the event.

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Roundup of recent municipal program news

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Residential recycling and waste bins in an alley.

Recycling programs have garnered media attention recently. | Atlaspix/Shutterstock

Recycling programs across the U.S. have made headlines lately for a variety of reasons, including a contract lawsuit, planned facilities and contract awards. The following are summaries of several recent happenings: 

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