• History of America Recycles Day

    November 18, 2017

    The History of America Recycles Day Did you realize that America Recycles Day occurred last week? With news cycles on overload covering other topics, America Recycles Day (ARD) was noticeably missing from mainstream media. Even more startling was this year was ARD’s 20th anniversary! We thought it would be interesting to look back at the […]

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  • Press Release: New Study – Solutions to Increase PET Recycling

    November 28, 2017

    New Study Identifies Solutions to Increase PET Recycling November 28, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. (RRS) announced the release of Improving the rPET Stream – a study funded by Closed Loop Partners that researched recycling system interventions to reduce the cost of recycling post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) […]

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  • NRC Response to China Restrictions

    December 5, 2017

    Recently the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) sent a letter to their membership regarding the China Trade Restrictions. RRS would like to share the contents of that letter and invite comments. ISSUE On July 18, 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year […]

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  • Intelligent Additions

    December 15, 2017

    Reprinted/shared with permission from Resource Recycling Inc. magazine December 2017 issue. Intelligent Additions Several communities have recently expanded acceptance of foodservice packaging in curbside recycling. In each case, the move came after significant engagement with end markets and local MRFs to ensure downstream viability. RRS’ Marissa Segundo and Catherine Goodall walk you through the efforts […]

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  • RRS Wins CSSA Contract: Impact of Materials on Recycling Costs

    December 18, 2017

    RRS Awarded CSSA Contract to Determine Relative Impacts of Different Materials on Recycling Costs in Canadian PPP Programs December 18, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. (RRS) has been awarded the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) contract with the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) to redefine the methodology used […]

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  • Recycling Coordinator Road Map

    January 9, 2018

    Recycling Coordinator Road Map Today’s recycling coordinators wear many hats including education specialists, data managers, event planners, and school program coordinators, just to name a few. A committed recycling coordinator can affect captured recycling volume, increase participation, and reflect the county’s or city’s dedication to recycling. Studies show effective programs with continuous outreach can see […]

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  • School Carton Recycling

    January 15, 2018

    Helping Florida Schools Implement Carton Recycling Over the past several years, and as a longtime Floridian, I have seen the increase in activity to expand recycling programs in Florida. Through my position with RRS, I am able to represent the Carton Council (an RRS client) and its commitment to increasing the number of aseptic and […]

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  • Recycling Policy and Contracting

    January 19, 2018

    Recycling in a State of Change Florida public practitioners have a right to be baffled about good residential recycling policy and contracting. A quick look at what has happened over the past 10 years confirms great waves of change. Since the early 1970s, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the modern municipal solid […]

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  • Waste Exchanges Transformed

    March 2, 2018

    Waste Exchanges Transformed: The Austin Materials Marketplace Waste exchange, as defined by Wikipedia, is “where the waste product of one process becomes the raw materials for a second process.” From the 1970s until recently, waste exchanges were administered through a newsletter format, listing the hard-to-recycle industrial or commercial item with a limited amount of specification and a contact […]

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  • Recycling Paper Cups

    March 21, 2018

    Recycling Paper Cups RRS consultants Marissa Segundo and Catherine Goodall write about recycling paper cups in their latest article Promising Pathways as seen in the March edition of Resource Recycling magazine. Here’s a snippet: Paper cups symbolize a number of elements of modern culture – our on-the-go mentality, our need for convenience, our love of caffeine – but […]

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