• Slide Decks: Conference Board Sustainability Summit 2015

    May 1, 2015

    RRS and Dow Discuss the New American Frontier of Material Recovery The U.S. is behind the world when it comes to reuse and recycling – that is no secret. Corporate sustainability officers have shied away from focusing on recycling targets because they appear complicated, metrics can have regional variation, or they score low on materiality […]

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  • The Value of Recycling

    July 21, 2015

    The Value of Recycling Is recycling in America working? The mix of global market dynamics, domestic public policy and societal values that comprise the answer to that question is as complex as the stream of waste our highly local recycling systems are attempting to manage. The rate of consumer participation in recycling continues to grow. […]

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  • Designing for Bale Value

    October 30, 2015

    As seen on El Empaque + Conversion Designing for Bale Value™ In the lexicon of Design for Environment terms, Design for Recyclability is one of the many terms used in industrial ecology referring to methods that encourage the recovery of materials with a specific aim to drive informed best practices back into the product design cycle. […]

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  • Textile Waste

    February 23, 2017

    Let’s Talk: Textile Waste February 23, 2017 Last month in Resource Recycling magazine RRS highlighted data on textile waste in the monthly Data Corner feature. With the Data Corner starting the conversation, we wanted to continue it and get your opinions too. Below, RRS VP Anne Johnson and Sr. Consultant Marisa Adler dive a little […]

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  • Is Resilience the Silver Lining to Chinese Waste Ban?

    September 25, 2017

    Is Resilience the Silver Lining to Chinese Waste Ban? On July 19th, the long-rumored ban of scrap materials, including many types of post-consumer plastics, was formally announced by the Chinese through the WTO.  This ban is seen as the culmination of escalating actions taken by the Chinese government to address the dumping of scrap and […]

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  • New Report: Recommendations for Recycled Content

    March 3, 2022

    Recommendations for Recycled Content: Requirements for Plastic Goods and Packaging The latest report from the Ocean Conservancy, Recommendations for Recycled Content: Requirements for Plastic Goods and Packaging, makes the case for recycled content standards at the national level for plastic products and packaging within the US. The report, prepared through collaboration with RRS, reviews the […]

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