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Experts duel over dual-stream’s merits

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Programs on opposite coasts enjoyed bale quality benefits after switching from single- to dual-stream collection, two experts noted. But an industry group leader suggested education may have been a key driver. Three speakers discussed the trade-offs between single-stream

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Aluminum end user boosts scrap consumption

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Lower scrap aluminum prices helped improve profitability for aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis last year. The Atlanta-headquartered business’s overall product line was made up of 61 percent recycled content during the 2019 fiscal year. That was

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Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine

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Maine lawmakers approved the first statewide prohibition on polystyrene foodservice packaging last week. The plastics industry quickly criticized the move. Single-use polystyrene foodservice packaging, including take-out containers and service ware, will be banned across Maine beginning in

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Production of recycling-friendly paper liner scales up

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Two fiber packaging companies are ramping up production of a recycling-friendly coating for use on foodservice packaging. Commonly used coatings today can inhibit greater container recovery. Cascades Inc. and Sonoco Products Company, through their joint venture

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Recycled plastic draws focus in California

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Legislation requiring 100 percent post-consumer plastic in beverage containers is gaining traction in California. Meanwhile, recently released data shows recycled plastic usage remains relatively low in the state’s bottling industry. Under Assembly Bill 792, beverage containers would

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States struggle to keep growing their diversion rates

Oregon and Colorado have very different recycling landscapes but are seeing a similar trend: stagnating recycling numbers. Recently released progress reports explain some of the factors holding diversion back in those regions and others, and they offer tips on where …
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