Two public agencies recently analyzed two key recycling challenges: end markets for glass and multi-family recycling collection. Although the agencies looked at specific regions, their findings are applicable to the wider recycling industry.
Optical sorter units helped clean up newsprint bales and boost OCC and old boxboard recovery in a region of Ontario. Those involved with the project have shared some important tips for others considering similar efforts.
In bulky rigid plastics recycling, the materials recovery facility is at the center of the equation. But downstream developments have also been key to monetizing a material that was long seen as a contaminant.
When you hear “mega MRF,” this is probably the facility you should think of: a 1,000-tons-per-day materials recovery facility in the Sunset Park section of New York City’s Brooklyn borough.