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Paper or Plastic? Compostable or Biodegradable?

‘Compostable or Biodegradable’ and ‘Paper or Plastic’…with respect to procuring disposable goods, these questions are commonly debated.  Materials matter in determining environmental impacts for calculating carbon footprints as well as in achieving sustainability goals. Many institutions procure compostable or biodegradable products, i.e. cups, plates, straws and cutlery, with the notion that these are better for…

Disposable Disaster

2018 has been an extremely challenging year for the recycling industry.  Global changes have caused commodity markets to plummet and severely disrupt the norm for recycling stakeholders.  Fortunately, the positive outcomes resulting from the global recycling crisis are gaining.  Over the past several months, announcements pertaining to sustainable options for single-use plastics have permeated the waste news. …

Global Recycling Industry News

Up until this year, China was THE largest importer of recyclables in the world, 50% of the global recyclable paper, plastics and metals waste went to China; and, it was the single largest consumer of recyclable materials generated in North America.  For US recycling companies, it was cheap to send recyclable materials to China because…

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