Monthly Archives: December 2017

New California Labor Laws Affecting The Recycling Industry In 2018

With the New Year just around the corner, businesses across all sectors, including the recycling industry, should be aware of the changes in California’s labor laws slated for 2018. Here are the new employment laws California companies can expect in 2018:   Assembly Bill No. 168: Bans Inquiries into Applicant’s Salary History   AB 168…
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What Can The Recycling Industry Expect From Federal Tax Cuts?

  On the whole, the proposed tax reforms are a win for the scrap industry.   Though the recent proposals for tax reform have met with controversy and harsh criticism, corporations and pass-through businesses stand to gain quite a bit from the changes. In addition to direct savings through tax cuts, companies may benefit from…
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Material Recovery: Recycling Industry Contends With The Amazon Effect

What is the Amazon effect?   E-commerce’s ongoing disruption of the traditional brick-and-mortar retail market is known as the Amazon effect. As online shopping becomes the norm, many physical stores have closed their doors, unable to compete with the convenience of click-shopping and the unbeatably low prices of online retailers.   And Amazon’s influence extends…
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