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MRC: Putting Research to Work » BedTimes Magazine

The Mattress Recycling Council is investing in initiatives that can find new uses and end markets for mattress components and increase recycling rates. Source: MRC: Putting Research to Work » BedTimes Magazine Read More…

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Q&A: Why OCC will be in high demand as a ‘global commodity’ – Resource Recycling

Recycled paper mill operator DS Smith predicts strong growth in corrugated packaging, long after the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have passed, the company’s head of recycling said. DS Smith is headquartered in Europe but operates two paper mills …

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LA, Philadelphia, DC compost leaders look to better leverage city park sites

Establishing public-private partnerships and sustainable distribution of responsibility at community composting sites are among the important tenets to consider, panelists at a U.S. Composting Council event shared. … Read More…

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An American EPR: Monopolies and Other Unintended Consequences

Nine states and Congress are considering legislation to make packaging and paper companies pay for residential recycling. Known as “extended producer responsibility”, this is not a new approach to recycling. Thirty-three states have EPR laws for prod … Read More…

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Plastics Made from Wood?

A new study in Nature Sustainability explains how wood powder can be transformed into a biodegradable solvent. The resulting bioplastic can be used for bags and packaging. Researchers behind the project say the material has “high mechanical str … Read More…

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Unilever invests in fund that acquires recycling companies

Unilever North America will invest $15 million in the Closed Loop Partners Leadership Fund, a private equity platform that helps grow companies in the recycling value chain. Unilever tied the investment to its goal of boosting the amount of PCR …

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As early renewables near end-of-life, attention turns to recycling and disposal

The coming need to address renewable energy assets that reach the end of their useful lives is spurring conversations about creating an economy that's circular as well as green. … Read More…

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Repair, regulations and research in Europe

Right-to-repair legislation now covers TVs across the European Union, and the U.K. is looking into a significant expansion in residential e-scrap collection. Those are two of a handful of recent news items from European countries. Rating system check-in: A French …

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The case for repair in the great outdoors | Greenbiz

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Container shipping remains tangled web

As the first quarter of 2021 closes, recyclers find themselves part of a larger problem afflicting the global container shipping industry. … Read More…