The US has seen strange buying patterns in November and December- the cardboard industry generally slows during the holidays. Box shipments have increased 9% from a year ago to almost 32 billion square feet, matching pre-recession levels. Industry insiders have listed many factors for the surge in box demand, including a post-presidential election rise in…Read more
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Let's dissect the fluctuations in recycled paper prices in China. Chinese demand for recycled paper materials was expected to decline during the run up to the Lunar New Year falling between late January and early February. Contrary to expectations, demand remained robust, causing manufacturers to compete for tonnage, even as US and Europe diverted exports…Read more
GM proves big business isn't antithetical to environmental protection: industry can be part of the solution. The auto company set a 2020 goal to achieve 100 landfill-free manufacturing sites and 50 landfill-free non-manufacturing ones. Four years early, the company has exceeded its goal through recycling, community outreach, and sustainable product design, resulting in a total…Read more
Los Angeles city council approved 10-year contracts with seven companies to take part in a waste franchise system that they say is a key part in achieving their goal of a 95% diversion rate by 2025. The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) expects to begin transitioning customers into the system starting July 2017, with…Read more
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