Should California consider whether packaging contributes to marine debris when formulating mandatory policies for its collection and recycling? Your answer likely depends on whether you represent the business community or environmental interests.
A joint-venture plastics recovery facility in Maryland will end operations in the coming days, citing challenges in the post-consumer plastics industry and pointing to a need to upgrade its equipment.
Pricing boosts continue to drive recycling revenues for North America’s three largest haulers. Meanwhile, company executives say they don’t expect China’s announced ban on certain scrap imports to inflict too much financial pain.
Robotics may come to play a large role in the MRF setting during the next decade, driven by their ability to provide high-quality output and raise bale values. But there are other important technology changes afoot in sortation lines, according to a processing expert.
A group that leverages corporate dollars to improve municipal recycling has backed a Pennsylvania glass aggregate manufacturer, part of an effort to bolster buyers of curbside recyclables.