• Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge

    November 4, 2016

    Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge Product stewardship, or the idea that companies foster responsibility of their products cradle to cradle, can help create the internal feedback loops needed to make a product, and company, truly more sustainable. Internalizing each stage of a product’s lifecycle allows companies the ultimate power to influence how that product […]

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  • Product Service Systems – Sustainable Future?

    November 4, 2016

    Are Product Service Systems Our Sustainable Future? Some companies are engaging the customer throughout the product’s lifecycle by not selling the product, but by selling its utility. Extending the relationship between a company and its customer, beyond point of sale, opens up new opportunities for brands to interact with customers to understand customer demographics, gather […]

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  • Press Release: Build Local Economies Through Recycling

    November 18, 2016

    Project Launch Aimed at Building Local Economies Through Recycling November 18, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) joins the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center in announcing a new collaborative project aimed at increasing high value material recycling and capturing the related economic benefits in U.S. […]

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  • 2016 Data Corner Collection

    December 28, 2016

    2016 Data Corner Collection 2016 was the second year for RRS and Resource Recycling Inc. to partner on the Data Corner – a monthly visual presentation of industry information designed to spark conversation around sustainability, recycling and composting. Download the full year here: RRS 2016 Data Corner Collection   Be sure to look for the Data […]

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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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  • 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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  • Assessing the ROI of EPR

    April 11, 2017

    Assessing the ROI of EPR The evaluation of Connecticut’s four EPR programs clearly demonstrates the efficacy of EPR laws to increase recycling, create jobs, save money for taxpayers and governments, increase consumer convenience and reap environmental benefits. Download full article: Assessing the ROI of EPR Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling Inc.

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  • Going Beyond Collection

    May 31, 2017

    Going Beyond Collection Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling Inc. magazine, May 2017 issue. Last year, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Centralized Study on the Availability of Recycling found that a substantial majority of Americans have recycling programs available to them that accept all PET packaging. Included in this designation were bottles and jugs but also […]

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  • Carton Council: Carton Recycling

    June 22, 2017

    THE CLIENT Formed in 2009, the Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions to divert valuable cartons from landfills. Elopak, Evergreen Packaging, Sig, and Tetra Pak packaging companies are full members of the Carton Council, and Weyerhauser is an associate member. THE CHALLENGE Cartons are becoming an increasingly […]

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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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