Mick Barry elected NRC chair

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) has elected Mick Barry, president of Mid America Recycling, Des Moines, Iowa, as chairman of its 2018-2019 board of directors. Barry has been actively involved… You must be logged in…

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California bill aims to stop paper receipts

A California legislator has introduced a bill that would force retailers to offer digital receipts instead of paper receipts. Customers would still be able to request a paper receipt. The… You must be logged in…


Greif to acquire Caraustar Industries

Greif Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Caraustar Industries in a cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion. Caraustar is a major producer of recycled paperboard and packaging… You must be logged in…



U.S. rail traffic up 3 percent from last year

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 570,225 carloads and… You must be logged in…




GM buys Mid America plant

Mid America Recycling (MAR), of Des Moines, Iowa, has sold its Lincoln, Neb. operations to Kelley McReynolds, the facility‚Äôs general manager. The Lincoln facility will continue to operate in its… You must be logged in…


Justice Department clears WestRock-KapStone deal

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared WestRock Co.’s acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. through Whiskey Holdco Inc., the companies announced. As this was the last antitrust approval… You must be logged in…