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California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers

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RePlanet, once the largest operator of facilities redeeming containers covered by the California Redemption Value (CRV) program, has shuttered. The move will significantly reduce consumer recycling access. Under the California system, redemption centers make their money

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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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