• MRF Material Flow Study

    July 9, 2015

    From the study… “Packaging companies have an interest in ensuring that the packages they produce or sell their products in have the opportunity to be recycled. The ability to recycle the package can be a consumer’s deciding factor in the purchase of a particular product. This, and the desire to minimalize environmental footprints, are the drivers behind the recently […]

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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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  • Press Release: Study on Recovery of Flexible Packaging

    September 17, 2015

    RRS is proud to announce its role in designing a new research program – Materials Recovery for the Future – to understand and enhance recovery solutions for flexible packaging.  RRS will begin by testing the potential of currently available MRF sorting technologies to improve separation of flexibles. Data from this work will shed light on […]

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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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  • Does Recycling Make Sense?

    October 30, 2015

    Florida radio show Radioactivity on 88.5 WMNF recently focused on John Tierney’s opinion (from “To The Point” radio program) that recycling doesn’t make sense. Two local recycling advocates Kim Byer, Hillsborough Solid Waste Director, and Barbara Heineken, RRS Consultant, provided a different perspective on recycling. Listen to the full interview here: Does Recycling Make Sense?

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  • 2015 Data Corner Collection

    December 11, 2015

    2015 Data Corner Collection This year, from March through December,  RRS supplied Resource Recycling magazine with data and analysis in the form of the Data Corner. It was tucked in the front part of each month’s magazine, hoping to get people thinking and the industry talking. We’ve compiled the ten Data Corners from 2015 and want […]

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  • FPI FRC: Foam Polystyrene Recycling

    January 12, 2016

    THE CLIENT The Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) was formed under the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) in 2014 to support increased recycling of foodservice packaging made from foam polystyrene. FRC shares general information on foam recycling, provides technical resources and offers funding assistance to programs ready to start or strengthen post-consumer foam recycling. FRC members include […]

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  • Following the Food Waste Crumb Trail

    January 30, 2016

    It is no secret that we waste tons of food – literally tons. The EPA lists the US generating over 37 million tons in 2013 alone, and this number is very conservative1. Food waste occurs at various points in the value chain – production, manufacturing, retail/restaurants, and consumers. But this isn’t something new – unfortunately we’ve […]

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  • Corporate Readers

    February 10, 2016

    We hear a lot from the recycling, composting and sustainability world about why it is beneficial to be proactive and engaged in activities that will utilize our resources to their highest and best use. But what are main stream business leaders communicating in regards to sustainability? I decided to take a look at several influential […]

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