Our newsroom provides new insight and analysis every week on the recycling industry, but some stories have ongoing relevance. Here, we’ve compiled a selection of special reports and long-read features, articles worth returning to time and again because they are regularly updated or have lasting importance. Be sure to bookmark this page to see the latest on these major issues and trends.
By Editorial Staff
Since the summer of 2017, one international issue has been at the forefront of North American recycling conversations: China’s ban on the import of certain recovered materials. To help stakeholders get a firm grasp on the Chinese import policies, we’re offering a regularly updated timeline of events related to the market phenomenon.
As North American paper mills make investments to take in additional recovered fiber, Resource Recycling is charting expansions on an online map.
By Dan Leif
Weight-based recycling targets are being downplayed by industry players who want to more effectively frame the overall impact of waste diversion decisions. But finding suitable metrics to replace current standards won’t be easy.
By Jared Paben
Over just a few years, robotic sorting has gone from a gee-whiz laboratory curiosity to a key technology in a number of different types of facilities.
By Dan Leif
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 on stage at the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show.