Category Archives: Recycling

Recycled cardboard prices reach record-breaking highs

US old corrugated container (OCC) or recycled cardboard prices have continued to climb for eight of the last nine months. June has seen the largest hike since September 2016, jumping $37/ton for export OCC. In fact, this month’s containerboard price hikes have beat out monthly increases recorded by Pulp & Paper Weekly over the last…
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Top 5 Health and Safety Risks Faced by Recycling Workers

Recycling workers, especially sorters, play a crucial role in the quality of feedstock, ultimately affecting marketplace values and the profits businesses are able to generate from their recyclable commodities. While sorting and processing technologies have come a long way, they cannot replace the dexterity and decision-making capabilities of human beings. Workers are confronted by many…
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How Trash is Recycled with Reading Rainbow

Here at Berg Mill, we know all about materials recycling. So much so that we sometimes take the process for granted. But we realize that not everyone knows what goes into the process of recycling our reusable trash, so we teamed up with the experienced educators at Reading Rainbow to put together this tour of the Gold Coast…
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Infinitely recyclable: the upside of glass recycling

While municipalities and MRFs are struggling to contend with the challenges of recycling glass in popular single-stream collection programs, enterprising businesses could potentially profit by implementing creative glass recycling systems and connecting with primary and niche glass markets. Let’s take a closer look at the business challenges associated with recycling glass as well as the…
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