March 2018

No emerging markets to replace China

Simon Elin, chief executive of The Recycling Association, of the U.K., said emerging markets have not picked up the slack for China’s reduction in imports of recyclables. Domestically, Elin said,… You must be logged in…


Greenpeace USA stays in Forest Stewardship Council

Although Greenpeace International has withdrawn from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Greenpeace USA will remain a member, said Rolf Skar, forest campaign director for the environmental activist organization. “Greenpeace International… You must be logged in…



Mixed paper heads to Seattle landfills

Seattle recycling processor Republic Services is sending “hundreds of tons” of mixed paper to landfills, a move triggered by the loss of the industry’s biggest market for recycled commodities. Republic,… You must be logged in…


IP, Amazon, Starbucks join The Recycling Partnership

Amazon, International Paper and Starbucks Coffee Company have joined on as new funding partners of The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling… You must be logged in…


China Customs reports paper smuggling

China’s Qingdao Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau last month filed an investigation case against a paper company in Qingdao suspected of smuggling solid waste. On the spot, it seized more than 500… You must be logged in…


Mixed paper problem not so bad in Calgary

Calgary, Alberta’s Waste and Recycling services said the problem of China not accepting mixed recyclables is not as bad as they thought it would be. Sharon Howland, leader of program… You must be logged in…



China’s impact on New Mexico town

A city-county board overseeing what’s known as the South Central Solid Waste Authority has voted to increase recycling costs in Las Cruces, N.M. But exactly when the increase will happen… You must be logged in…