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,… This content is accessible to…


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Although Greenpeace International has withdrawn from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Greenpeace USA will remain a member, said Rolf Skar, forest campaign director for the environmental activist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… This content is accessible to…



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,… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…


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Montreal recycler losing money, asks for help

Hit by tightened restrictions from China, Montreal’s only recyclables sorting center says it will be forced to sell the paper collected from the city’s blue bins at a loss this… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…