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Trump to visit new recycled paper mill

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President Trump plans to join Australia’s prime minister on a paper mill tour Sept. 22. | Michael Candelori/Shutterstock

Pratt Industries’ 100% recycled containerboard mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio will host President Donald Trump for a tour this weekend, putting a spotlight on a major new end-market for recovered paper.

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Experts talk recycled paper realities and forecasts

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From left: Mick Barry, Brian Hawkinson, Shailesh Gothal, Dave Yousif, Mark Bond and Dave Claugus at the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show. | Brian Adams Photography/Resource Recycling Conference

MRF operators, brokers and others recently discussed why fiber is still “the elephant in the room” in municipal recycling conversations.

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Tariffs weaken manufacturing, business confidence

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In May, the New York Federal Reserve Bank estimated tariffs in effect at that time would cost the average U.S. household $831 a year. | aijiro/Shutterstock

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating uncertainty among small businesses and exacerbating a global manufacturing slowdown, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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