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Crushing Containers Makes Them Harder to Recycle

Educating consumers not to crush their recyclables can improve the rate at which these items are recovered by today’s single-steam material recovery facilities (MRFs). This is one of the key takeaways from a report prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) in conjunction with Reclay StewardEdge and Moore Recylcing Associates. The MRF … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »

One Million Households Added to Carton Recycling

The Carton Council of North America says that just over one million households had cartons added to their recycling programs between January and March. That brings the total of US households with access to 56,970,294. The Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions in … Read more »

Carton Recycling Access Doubles in Three Years

The proportion of US households who can recycle cartons has grown from 18 percent in 2009 to more than 40 percent today, according to the Carton Council, a collaboration between carton manufactures Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Evergreen Packaging and Tetra Pak that aims to increase recycling rates of their products. In 2009, … Read more »