Category Archives: News Brief

Updates and developing stories in our industry or industries we interact with.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Recycling Industry

While everyone knows that the coronavirus pandemic is sure to have a lasting effect on both global health and the economy, most do not think about the importance of recycling during this time. The waste and recycling industry was quickly deemed an essential service because of the importance of properly handling waste in a manner…
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Turning Over a New Leaf in Paper Recycling with AI Technology

Plastics recycling (or lack thereof) has received a lot of media attention over the past few years, especially since the enactment of the Chinese National Sword Policy in 2018. So many single-use products are made of plastics, including grocery store bags, restaurant straws, and take-away containers. Plastic is also applied to most products that we…
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Exporting Pollution and Smuggling Scrap

A two-week investigation of Malaysian imports revealed that U.S. shipments of scrap plastic may be getting into the country despite rigid import regulations designed to keep them out. (more…)
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