NRC Sub Logo

NRC Recycling News and Latest Posts


Join Us at the NRC/STAR Market Development Workshop at the 21st Annual Texas Recycling Summit in San Antonio on October 7th!

Register now to spend a day with NRC and STAR recycling professionals on October 7, 2019 in San Antonio, TX discussing what recycling market development means, what the plans are in TX to make recycling market development work, how it’s done from curbside to MRF to market, and ending with an interactive discussion focusing on best practices. You can also register for the Texas Recycling Summit on October 8-9 and continue the conversation during the rest of the event!


Sponsors – Act now to engage with a regional as well as national audience in relation to meaningful market development work that the NRC is promoting.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to join us at the Wyndham Hotel on the fabulous River Walk in San Antonio at the NRC Market Development Workshop in conjunction with STAR’s 30th anniversary. As we all are experiencing, the importance of robust recycling markets cannot be understated. The demand for material is a driver of programs and volume security brings manufacturers to the table. At the event on October 7, leading national experts will build understanding about the nuts and bolts of the process, share success stories, data measurement and financing opportunities, and identify the alliances that will be necessary to close the loop on domestic recycled material markets. Be a part of the movement to secure demand for recycled material right here at home!


Background: The NRC hosted a series of regional workshops in 2018-2019 focused on local and regional recycling market development. Presentations and conversations helped participants within the targeted regions to reimagine and reanimate their efforts to attract and develop new opportunities for recycled commodities. In 2019, the NRC hosted workshops in Albuquerque, NM on June 11 and New Orleans, LA on Aug 26, is currently hosting San Antonio, TX on Oct 7 with STAR along with plans for Chula Vista, CA with CRRA on Nov 13.

For more information about the NRC contact: [email protected]

EPA logo2

SC Johnson partners on curbside film recycling program

New Jersey’s Borough of Bradley Beach residents will be able to recycle plastic film starting Nov. 13.Continue Reading→

Sims warns of falling metals prices

The company says declining ferrous and nonferrous scrap prices will affect its fiscal 2020 first-half earnings.Continue Reading→

Alliance to End Plastic Waste to tackle plastic waste in Indonesia

AEPW will collaborate with Project STOP for three years to develop more sustainable circular waste management systems in Indonesia.Continue Reading→

Connecticut’s MDC Files PFAS Contamination Suit Against DEEP

MDC alleges the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is responsible for PFAS contamination in groundwater from a closed landfill.Continue Reading→

Sonoco debuts recyclable flexible packaging

The company debuted EnviroFlex PE recyclable polyethylene as well as enhancements for its EcoTect recycled paperboard product.Continue Reading→

Baltimore City Council Delays Action on Plastic Bag Ban

Lawmakers put off a formal vote on the legislation and instead opted for a third public discussion before going back to the full council.Continue Reading→

China issues Q4 import quotas for scrap metal

Additional quotas issued by China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management are for about 70,000 metric tons of copper, aluminum, ferrous scrap.Continue Reading→

Northern Metal Recycling shuts down Minneapolis shredder

Company admits to submitting inaccurate emissions records to Minneapolis Pollution Control Agency.Continue Reading→

NRC Recycling Markets Workshop On 10/7

Register now for the Oct 7, 2019 NRC/STAR Market Dvpt Workshop in San Antonio to hear about all about recycling market development, what TX is doing to make recycling market dvpt work, how it’s done from curbside to MRF to market, …Continue Reading→

ISRI’s Wiener speaks before Congressional Recycling Caucus

The association’s president explains that minimal contamination is necessary for recycling to be successful.Continue Reading→
facebook twitter linkedin