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$80M recycled pulp plant breaks ground on East Coast

Published: July 6, 2022
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Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake is building a pulping mill in Chesapeake, Va. that will bring in mixed paper and OCC bales. | Courtesy of Bulk Handling Systems

A pulping plant that will consume mixed paper and OCC is now under construction in Virginia. Meanwhile, Sonoco has started testing recycling of plastic-lined paper cups. Continue Reading

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How new California law is ‘putting the industry on notice’

Published: July 6, 2022
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California state building

New legislation evokes varied reactions among industry and activists. | Michael Warwick/Shutterstock

Industry leaders mostly expressed support for California’s recently signed extended producer responsibility bill, though some said they still had concerns about its far reach. Continue Reading

How different diversion systems stack up on GHG emissions

Published: July 26, 2022
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Curbside recycling

Using 2014 data from the U.S. EPA, researchers examined GHG benefits of recycling. | Lawrence Glass/Shutterstock

A new life cycle assessment quantifies the impacts of different curbside collection scenarios, concluding that a typical single-stream recycling program reduces overall emissions by almost 40% when compared with simply landfilling the material.

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Steel Dynamics to build $2.2B aluminum recycling complex

Published: July 26, 2022
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Aluminum beverage cans for recycling.

A $2.2 billion investment will bring aluminum recycling facilities to the Southwestern and Southeastern United States and north-central Mexico. | Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

A metals manufacturer is planning to build a massive aluminum flat rolled mill in North America to supply the automotive and packaging industries with recycled-content material.

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Michigan paper mill finds new solution for residuals

Published: July 19, 2022
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Great Lakes Tissue plant interior.

Great Lakes Tissue aims to eliminate material headed to landfill. | Courtesy of Great Lakes Tissue

Collaboration between an industry group and several Michigan organizations helped Great Lakes Tissue think outside the carton when it comes to its use of recycled material.

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Key recycled glass end user puts millions into pair of projects

Published: July 19, 2022
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Glass cullet outside O-I's Portland facility.

 O-I expects to install pollution control equipment at its Portland, Ore. bottle factory by April 2024. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Owens-Illinois will install pollution reduction equipment as part of a deal to keep operating its Portland, Ore. glass bottle factory. Meanwhile, the Quebec government will help O-I fund upgrades at its Montreal plant.

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Driscoll’s (and its suppliers) propel thermoform recycling

Published: July 19, 2022
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Berry brand owner Driscoll’s has worked with its clamshell suppliers to boost the percentage of recycled PET derived from used thermoforms. | Courtesy of Driscoll’s

Clamshell containers used by berry brand Driscoll’s last year contained an average of 9% recycled PET sourced from used thermoforms. Continue Reading

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