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How Recycling Got Its Groove Back – Turning Up the Quality

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar: How Recycling Got Its Groove Back – Turning Up the Quality Listen closely. Do you hear that? The recycling stream is skipping a beat. Amid the bottles, cans, containers and paper that the system relies on, there are scores of misplaced materials creating problems for recycling operations nationwide. […]

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30 million tonnes wiped off world steel output

30 million tonnes wiped off world steel output

Source: recyclinginternational.com Global:  Capacity utilisation in the global crude steelmaking sector was short of 70% in September – the third consecutive month spent below this threshold. The utilisation rate of 69.3% was four percentage points below that of the same month last year but 1.3 percentage points ahead of that for August 2015. Meanwhile, world crude […]

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Enevo expands ‘smart’ collection in California

Enevo expands ‘smart’ collection in California

Source: recyclinginternational.com United States:  Enevo, a specialist in smart sensors and analytics-based logistics optimisation solutions for the waste management and recycling industries, has opened a new office in downtown San Francisco. The California expansion represents the second office development in the USA over the course of a year in response to a ‘quickly growing’ customer base. […]

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Florida DEP’s Recycling Business Assistance Center

Florida DEP’s Recycling Business Assistance Center

Source: DEP What does Florida’s RBAC do? We assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials with the mission to achieve a 75% recycling rate by 2020. We can provide assistance to recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain, as well as potential partners, the Legislature, and the public. RBAC Objectives Provide […]

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Scotland: glass recycling set to ‘make a real difference’

Scotland: glass recycling set to ‘make a real difference’

Source: recyclinginternational.com Scotland:  Convinced that recycling and charity work make a very good fit, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) has launched a 12-month pilot scheme to raise funds via glass collections in the council region of Perth and Kinross. The council typically captures 55% of all empty glass jars and bottles thanks to its nine recycling […]

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Division of Waste Management

Source: DEP The Division of Waste Management works closely with the Department’s district offices to implement state and federal laws to protect the environment from the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. This includes regulatory programs for waste facilities and pollutant storage systems, and non-regulatory activities such as financial and technical assistance […]

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FL DEP Recycling Recognition Program

FL DEP Recycling Recognition Program

Source: DEP The Recycling Recognition Program was developed to encourage private businesses, institutions, schools, public organizations and citizens to increase recycling in order to reach Florida’s recycling goal of 75% by 2020. The Department has an easy tool for organizations to track, compare and report their recycling efforts — The Florida DEP Business Recycling Tracking Tool or […]

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Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, and Composting in Schools

Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, and Composting in Schools

Source: nerc.org How to initiate these programs in your school: Find a dedicated and motivated individual to initiate school recycling, with additional support people (“Recycling Team”) for sustaining and expanding the program. Before targeting materials for diversion, evaluate the schools waste stream, existing waste reduction efforts, and the resources available, including staff and local recycling […]

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Waste Reduction and Florida’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management System

Waste Reduction and Florida’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management System

Source: Florida DEP   Waste Reduction is an integral part of Florida’s municipal solid waste (MSW) management system. Waste reduction in Florida is measured by assessing the amount of waste that is not being combusted in one of the State’s waste-to-energy facilities or buried in one of its landfills. The most recognizable form of waste […]

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Recycling Paper

Business Recycling Source: Business Recycling Why Recycle? Paper recycling is commonplace in most offices today and creates meaningful environmental savings. Manufacturing paper and cardboard products from recycled material not only conserves trees, it also uses up to 50% less energy and 90% less water than making them from raw materials. Plus for every 100 reams […]

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