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Stakeholders chime in for America Recycles Day

Published: November 16, 2021
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Aluminum recycling company Novelis signed a recycling partnership agreement with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. | Courtesy of Novelis

A call for recycling consistency, the launch of a multi-family recycling pilot program, and details on free local-program resources were among the announcements tied to America Recycles Day. Continue Reading

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WM details shifts in recycling stream and end markets

Published: October 19, 2021
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Waste Management’s overall recycling collection dropped slightly from 2019 to 2020. | Courtesy of Waste Management

A report from Waste Management describes how the pandemic shifted the composition of the curbside stream from paper to plastic last year. The document also provides insights into the company’s domestic market expectations and recycling investments. 

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Recycling industry confronts tough labor markets

Published: August 17, 2021
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Nonprofit MRF operator Eureka Recycling is one industry stakeholder implementing creative strategies to find and keep employees.

At the end of the day, after all of the equipment and policies and market investments, recycling still relies on people doing the work. But those employees have been harder to come by lately.

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Toolkit gives cities a lift on multi-family recycling

Published: August 10, 2021
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Local officials and property managers can use The Recycling Partnership’s tools to better communicate acceptable materials and proper diversion practices to multi-family residents. | jamesteohart / Shutterstock

The Recycling Partnership has launched a digital resource offering a variety of free customizable outreach materials to help recycling coordinators boost materials recovery at apartment and condo complexes.

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SWANA reports drop in waste and recycling industry deaths

Published: July 7, 2021
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For 2020, SWANA tallied a total of 52 on-the-job waste and recycling industry fatalities. This year the numbers are trending downward. | Somchai_Stock / Shutterstock

Half as many solid waste workers were killed on the job during the first half of this year compared with recent years, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America.

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Industry’s $9.5 million effort brings carts to Baltimore

Published: June 29, 2021
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A collaboration will provide over $9 million to boost recycling in Baltimore. | iofoto / Shutterstock

Over 200,000 Baltimore households will receive free recycling carts after corporate, nonprofit and government partners collaborated to provide cash grants and more.

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