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Dispatches from Europe: Why revamping recycling measurement is no simple task

Published: May 10, 2016
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Clarissa MorawskiSince the European Commission unveiled its Circular Economy (CE) package last December, there has been significant discussion around the proposed legislation. And perhaps the most vexed topic to date has been how best to calculate recycling rates in the EU and whether to include reuse activities in that determination.

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Glass gathering offers steps to strengthen challenged sector

Published: August 9, 2016
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glass bottles / bikeriderlondon, ShutterstockGlass recycling in Georgia has taken a beating in the public eye as of late, with some programs pushing to remove bottles and jars from curbside carts and media reports questioning glass recycling’s value.

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Q&A: Takeaways from the State of Curbside Report

Published: December 12, 2016
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Cody Marshall, The Recycling Partnership

Cody Marshall, The Recycling Partnership

The State of Curbside Recycling Report offered one of the most comprehensive assessments to date of the factors affecting municipal collection. The lead researcher for the study discusses some of the statistics and surprises (see related story).

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