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Lakeshore CEO Talks Trash: How to Make a Profit in the Recycling Industry

Lakeshore CEO Talks Trash: How to Make a Profit in the Recycling Industry

Within six months of opening its new single-stream recycling facility, Lakeshore Recycling Systems is generating a profit — about $100 per ton in revenues from commodity sales — and expects to divert more than 1 million tons of material from landfill by 2025.

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Lakeshore Recycling Systems Receives $1.5M Closed Loop Fund Investment

As it moves forward with its plan to invest more than $500 million in US recycling projects by 2020, the Closed Loop Fund yesterday announced its latest investment: $1.5 million in Lakeshore Recycling Systems. The investment allowed the recycling company to bring a material recovery facility to Chicago — the … Read more »

zero waste

Zero Waste: Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Companies have a major financial incentive to achieve zero waste. “Waste = Wasted Cash,” writes Eric Lombardi, executive director of Eco-Cycle International, on Waste360.com. An example: Unilever North America, which achieved 100 percent zero-waste-to-landfill at all dedicated distribution centers in North America earlier this year, said zero waste resulted in … Read more »

recycling

Recycling Smackdown: Closed Loop Fund vs. John Tierney

John Tierney’s now infamous opinion piece that argues recycling it too costly and isn’t benefiting the environment, published in last week’s New York Times, has been fact checked by the Closed Loop Fund team — and the recycling group says it’s bunk. In “The Reign of Recycling,” Tierney writes “it’s still … Read more »