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Recycling industry announcements

News from Machinex, U.S. Composting Council and more

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) will hold a June 22 webinar to discuss a new study charting the economic impact of the U.S. packaging industry.

Machinex will launch MACH Vision and the Intell Platform, both new artificial intelligence-based products, at Waste Expo this month.

Environmental nonprofit group Upstream released a report on the environmental, financial and litter-reduction impacts of switching from single-use to reusable foodservice ware systems.

The U.S. Composting Council launched a Target Organics Hub, a website providing tools for communities to develop and successfully run compost facilities.


Read more recent announcements below or in our archive:

May 2021

Startup Circulr rolled out a pilot reusable packaging service in Toronto.

Garbage bag producer Glad and recycling technology firm Recyclops began offering recycling collection in areas without existing service, using a “smart-routing app and a gig-economy model.”

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries announced that Adina Renee Adler, its vice president of advocacy, was reappointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee.

Georgia retailer Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits and local hauler Haulin’ Glass collaborated to recycle nearly 200 tons of glass in less than a year.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that the U.S. paper recycling rate hit 65.7% in 2020, down from 66.2% in 2019. AF&PA also reported the OCC recycling rate was 88.8% in 2020, down from 92.1% in 2019. The association attributed the declines to international trade disruptions.

CP Group and Republic Services published details of their recent retrofit of a Seattle MRF.

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) launched a resource providing glass recycling information for municipal leaders.

Aluminum recycler Novelis reported on its 2021 fiscal year highlights, noting that the company’s recycled aluminum use hit 61%. That’s up slightly from 60% in the 2020 fiscal year.

O-I announced a goal to use an average of 50% recycled glass in its products by 2030. 

Recycle Track Systems (RTS) released a report on food waste in the U.S.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) published information about worker shortages facing the solid waste and recycling industry.

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation establishing post-consumer resin requirements for beverage containers, certain consumer goods and trash bags.

Rehrig Pacific will manufacture and distribute recycling carts made with recycled plastic in Milwaukee, through a partnership with Dow and The Recycling Partnership. Additionally, Rehrig Pacific was selected by Casella Waste Systems to provide recycled-plastic carts for the town of Stratham, N.H. 

Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) announced the addition of Anna Lynott, Catherine Goodall, Juri Freeman and Resa Dimino as shareholders who will be involved with the firm’s operations and management. 

Norway-headquartered equipment supplier Tomra announced the company has selected Tove Anderson as its next CEO, replacing Stefan Ranstrand.

AMP Robotics released AMP Clarity, an artificial intelligence-powered software program providing detailed waste characterization data for MRFs.

Equipment supplier Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) named Christopher Ulum as managing director of subsidiary National Recovery Technologies (NRT).

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality published a report examining recent MRF upgrades across the state.

PepsiCo announced PepsiCo BottleLoop, a program aiming to improve beverage container collection in schools, restaurants and other business settings. The program uses software developed by Replenysh.

SCS Global Services, a standards development and certification company, launched a Zero Waste Standard, which recognizes facilities that achieve waste diversion of 50% or higher.

Equipment supplier Van Dyk Recycling Solutions published an interview with FCC Environmental Services discussing the MRF operator’s decision to install Van Dyk’s RoBB-AQC sorting robot.

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