• 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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  • Slide Deck: Gov’s Summit & Michigan Recycling Coalition

    June 9, 2015

    2015 Governor’s Summit and Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference In May of 2015, RRS participated in the combined event that culminated around recycling in Michigan. Below are several of the presentations given by RRS. RRS led the effort to gather information and quantify the state of recycling in Michigan. This project was made possible by […]

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  • Responses to Tierney’s Opinion

    October 14, 2015

    Letter submitted to the New York Times The backlash against John Tierney’s misunderstanding of the economics of recycling has been swift. But his business case against using waste as a resource ignores why more and more businesses – from General Motors to Dow – are focused on sending zero waste to landfills. Are these companies […]

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  • Slide Deck: MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery

    March 16, 2016

    MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research Download Material Recovery for the Future (MRFF) slide deck that outlines the flexible packaging research being conducted by RRS for a collaboration of leading brands, packaging manufacturers and trade associations. Slide Deck PDF: RRS MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research  

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  • Press Release: Flexible Packaging Report Findings

    September 22, 2016

    Findings Announced for Flexible Packaging Recycling Study September 22, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), announced the release of results from an industry collaborative study on the ability to recover flexible plastic packaging using existing sortation technology. The study was commissioned by Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF), […]

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  • Act Local to Close the Loop

    February 8, 2017

    Act Local to Close the Loop According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), $80 billion – $120 billion of plastic packaging material value is lost annually. And if business continues as usual, WEF estimates by 2050 oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight). Got your attention, right? There are several angles to look […]

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  • Press Release: Search for MRF Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot

    March 21, 2017

    RRS Begins Search for MRF Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot  March 21, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy RRS announced the next phase in the Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program: identifying a  U.S. materials recovery facility (MRF) and the community(s) it serves for a curbside flexible packaging recycling pilot. Today, […]

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  • Beyond 34: Orlando Pilot

    October 26, 2017

    RRS, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, City of Orlando, and Orlando Chamber of Commerce Partnership Oct 26, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. (RRS) announced its participation in the Beyond 34 public-private partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the city of Orlando, Fla., and the Orlando […]

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  • MRF Partner Announced for Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot

    June 21, 2018

    MRF Partner Announced for FPP Curbside Recycling Pilot The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program, conducted by RRS and an initiative of the Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives, is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons Inc. to pilot single-stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP) at their MRF in Berks County, PA. […]

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