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Expert explains why OCC prices are bucking expectations

The end of 2020 was marked by promising recovered fiber prices. An analyst says that’s due to strong domestic and international demand, despite China’s move to cease buying. Hannah Zhao, a senior economist at recovered paper research firm RISI, recently …

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Designing through the Lens of Circularity

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) hosted the first webinar in its “Close That Loop!” series. This event focused on “Circular Business Models” and explored the role of design teams in building a circular economy—as well as the related …

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France Seeks to Reduce E-waste and Boost Culture of Repair

E-waste is a growing problem around the world, with volumes expected to reach 52 million tons by the end of 2021. But, surveys have found that “nearly two-thirds of Europeans would rather repair their products than buy new ones.” To that …

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‘Zero waste’ creates more jobs, GAIA says – letsrecycle.com

Zero waste strategies provide “significantly” more jobs than “disposal-based systems”, according to environmental alliance GAIA. Source: ‘Zero waste’ creates more jobs, GAIA says – letsrecycle.com Read More…

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What’s Next for the Resale-Clothing Market and How Sustainable is it?

Poshmark, founded in 2011 by Manish Chandra, describes itself as, “a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, home, and more.” The company says it makes one sale every second in the U.S.—and, after its …

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Recycling Leadership Council calls on federal government to lead system improvements

A report from the coalition of packaging companies, brand-backed nonprofits, and researchers, highlights the need for standardization, infrastructure investment and other priorities through legislation and federal funding. … Read More…

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Circularity and How to Make it More Mainstream

“Are circular business models mainstream? Examples from the #CE100 series,” hosted by be Waste Wise focused on how to make circularity more mainstream. It featured Anthony Burns, Chief Operating Officer at ACS Clothing and Nick Rawkins, Founder and … Read More…

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Li-ion Battery Fires Unfairly Cost Waste, Recycling and Scrap Operators Over $1.2 Billion Annually

When I started consolidating the reported waste and recycling facility fires in 2016, I was realistic that the first few years would drive the baseline data defining the scope of the problem, providing us with a basic understanding of the …

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WASTECON: EPA’s 50% recycling goal possible, but only with a lot more funding and focus

Panelists from Waste Management, The Recycling Partnership, CalRecycle and New York's Department of Sanitation previewed what it may take to hit the new 2030 target. … Read More…

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After years of pressure, glass recycling may be at a turning point

Companies and groups throughout the supply chain say targeted community solutions, infrastructure investments and educational campaigns are all contributing to a glass recycling resurgence. … Read More…