Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling Magazine’s December 2019 issue.
An Untapped Source
Rachel Kenyon, Vice President, Fibre Box Association
David Refkin, Affiliate Senior Consultant, RRS
From the article…
Corrugated cardboard has been one of the most-recycled packaging materials for decades because the recovered fiber is a valuable feedstock for manufacturing new corrugated and paper products. However, major transformations in commerce, supply chains and end markets have begun to affect the OCC recovery stream. Retail has provided a readily available and high-quality source of OCC and is the backbone of the industry’s supply base. But as brick-and-mortar stores decline, more OCC is shifting to e-commerce distribution centers and household residences. The FBA authorized RRS to conduct a pilot program aimed at discovering best practices and recommendations for improving OCC recovery in the multi-family realm.
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