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Trump to visit new recycled paper mill

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President Trump plans to join Australia’s prime minister on a paper mill tour Sept. 22. | Michael Candelori/Shutterstock

Pratt Industries’ 100% recycled containerboard mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio will host President Donald Trump for a tour this weekend, putting a spotlight on a major new end-market for recovered paper.

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Experts talk recycled paper realities and forecasts

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From left: Mick Barry, Brian Hawkinson, Shailesh Gothal, Dave Yousif, Mark Bond and Dave Claugus at the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show. | Brian Adams Photography/Resource Recycling Conference

MRF operators, brokers and others recently discussed why fiber is still “the elephant in the room” in municipal recycling conversations.

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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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