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Stakeholders react to CalRecycle director pick

California’s sizable state environment agency has a new leader in Zoe Heller, who was recently appointed director of the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. Industry leaders praised her integrity, thoughtfulness and collaboration skills.Continue Reading→

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Scrap plastic exports flat despite regional shifts

Scrap plastic exports flat despite regional shifts

More than half of the scrap plastic that left the U.S. in the first quarter of the year stayed in North America, recent export figures indicate.

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What will it take to get companies to embrace reusable packaging? | Grist

Inside the effort to standardize the design of returnable containers.

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EPR laws’ labeling implications create more questions for CPGs

Leaders from the Consumer Brands Association and The Recycling Partnership recently discussed how packaging EPR laws are complicating how brands can mark packaging, including for recycling.

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Biodegradable, Compostable and Plant-Based Packaging, Oh My! by Marissa Heffernan

Biodegradable, Compostable and Plant-Based Packaging, Oh My! by Marissa Heffernan

Two members of the Biodegradable Products Institute discuss how the biodegradable and compostable packaging market is growing and the role California’s laws play in that change.

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Once a growing market, recycled pulp exports dry up

In May 2018, as the global recycling industry was reeling from the Chinese government’s move to ban or heavily restrict imports of key recovered paper grades, the largest paper company in China made an investment that drew some attention.Continue Reading→

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Processors say U.S. e-plastics market yet to develop

Processors say U.S. e-plastics market yet to develop

A recently published survey of e-scrap companies in the U.S. and abroad offered a look at how many operators are handling plastics recovered from devices. It also provided insights on why a domestic e-plastics processing industry has yet to develop.

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Robotics firm estimates tons lost at the MRF level

Robotics firm estimates tons lost at the MRF level

Of the aluminum cans, PET, HDPE and PP that reach a MRF, 27% ends up still going to disposal, according to a recent report from Robotics supplier EverestLabs.

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CalRecycle proposes increase to e-scrap processor payments

CalRecycle proposes increase to e-scrap processor payments

E-scrap processors who participate in California’s state program could again receive a boost in some payments in the coming year. 

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Well-known circular economy specialist appointed as CalRecycle director | Waste Dive

Zoe Heller is well-known in the industry for her work with CalRecycle and the U.S. EPA. Supporters says her skill set will help her manage the demands of the role as California works through major recycling, organics and diversion programs.

Source: Well-known circular economy specialist appointed as CalRecycle director | Waste Dive