March 2019


Canada Fibers MRF tour with Mark Badger

About 30 percent of Toronto’s blue bin recycling material ends up in landfills, Canada Fibers’ executive vice president Mark Badger tells Global News Canada. See the interview and MRF tour with Badger here.  


U.S. rail traffic down 4.5 percent

U.S. rail traffic during the week ending March 23 was down 4.5 percent compared to the same time a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. During the… This content is accessible to…


Paper is the sustainable choice, Two Sides says

Paper is the sustainable choice, Two Sides Says March 27, 2019 Two Sides North America, a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper, has released a…


AF&PA opposes New York paper bag tax

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today underscored its opposition to a proposed tax on paper carryout bags currently under discussion as the New York legislature works out its… This content is accessible to…


Malaysian mill orders containerboard line

GS Paperboard and Packaging, of Selangor, Malaysia, a subsidiary of Oji Holdings Corp., has ordered a new 1,600 ton-per-day recycled containerboard line from Valmet, Valmet announced. GS Paperboard’s No. 3… This content is accessible to…


Rail traffic declines from last year

U.S. rail traffic was down 7 percent during the week ending March 16 compared a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported. During the week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic totaled 501,001 carloads…


Mid-contract, hauler wants rate increase

Two years ago Millcreek Township, Pa., awarded a five year refuse and recycling contract to Advanced Disposal. Advanced now wants a monthly increase of 24 cents per household. The increase would be for curbside residential…