Category Archives: Market Prices

Will Recycling Burn Out For Good?

Ever since the industrial revolution and the end of World War II, American consumption has been increasing. Single use plastics, paper products, and glass have become more common, and even clothing has become quickly disposable, entering secondhand stores faster than it can be sold. (more…)
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Reduce, Reuse, and Incinerate?

For the past few months, half of dutifully collected, rinsed, and sorted recyclables have not been recycled into new products as intended, but instead sent to incinerators and landfills. Well-meaning citizens of American cities continue to recycle with hopes that it will help the health of the planet and public, unaware that recyclables may actually…
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MRFs Are Planting the Seeds for Sustainability as the Market Shifts

As we reported in February, China’s National Sword Policy that came into effect in January of 2018 has continued to have groundbreaking effects on the U.S. recycling industry. Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) are rapidly adapting to the need for recycled materials to be of a higher quality and purity with retrofitted technology, increased staffing, and…
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Revamping the Realm of Recycling for Future Generations

Berg Mill has been a pioneer in the field of sustainability and adaptability for nearly a century. Finding new homes for recoverable materials and idle scrap is an ongoing and everchanging process that has to adapt with local and international changes. (more…)
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