• Thoughts on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

    January 31, 2014

    This article appeared in the February/March 2013 issue of El Empaque magazine.   Recovery of packaging materials after they have fulfilled their purpose is one area that industry and consumers universally agree needs improvement. It could lead to improved economic outcomes through jobs, new business opportunities, reduced waste, remanufactured materials, enhanced environmental outcomes and improvements […]

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  • Sustainable Materials Management from a State Point of View

    February 6, 2014

    Sustainable materials management is a term used to describe a solid waste planning approach that looks beyond simply ensuring sufficient trash disposal operations, to include the management of waste as a RESOURCE. State governments are in a unique position to offer leadership to their municipalities, counties, planning districts and other units of government to develop […]

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  • Busting Plastic Recycling Myths

    February 7, 2014

    What we all knew about plastic recycling just a few years ago may be very different today. The changes that come as the plastic recycling industry matures, grows and adds new technology is a sign that this industry is nimble and growth-focused. That’s a good thing.  But it also means that recycling officials have a considerable, ongoing […]

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  • Growing the Recycling Community

    February 7, 2014

    Expanding recycling costs money – something that no city or town wants to hear in this or any economy. But increased diversion drives investment, both public and private, which is a huge driver for job creation. Read on to see how to connect robust recycling to boosting local and state economies.

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  • Carton Council: Communications Campaigns

    February 7, 2014

    The Client The Carton Council is a group of the major carton manufacturers servicing the U.S., working voluntarily to divert valuable cartons from local landfills. RRS’s engagement in the campaign is comprehensive – across all segments of the supply chain for end-of-life management of post-consumer cartons. The Challenge As part of this ongoing national campaign […]

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  • Foodservice Packaging Institute

    February 10, 2014

    Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastic Recovery Group: Working with MRFS, composters and end markets to reduce existing barriers to the successful recovery of paper and plastic foodservice packaging.

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  • TetraPak

    February 10, 2014

    Strategic support for developing the carton recovery infrastructure, establishing cutting edge voluntary producer responsibility approaches, and supporting the client in achieving sustainability objectives.

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  • Refreshed Look, Strengthened Commitment

    February 11, 2014

    Greetings from RRS! We’ve shortened our Resource Recycling Systems name to reflect our expanded outlook, which now goes well beyond our proud roots in recycling. For years we have been known for our recycling, waste reduction and recovery work. Heck, recycling has been part of our name! We have success stories from various municipalities, associations, […]

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  • Health System Recycling Program

    February 11, 2014

    Project Overview Resource Recycling Systems operated a Waste and Recycling Management Program at 11 health system campuses in Michigan and northern Indiana. This case study shows how we were able to increase recycling levels while simultaneously providing financial savings to the health system. Enhanced Recycling Programs Recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, and plastic typically […]

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  • New Recycling Initiative Offers Promising Recipe for Recovery

    February 11, 2014

    This article appeared in the February-March 2014 issue of El Empaque magazine. For great bread you need skilled bakers, quality ingredients and the right recipe. The same holds true for creating voluntary cross-sector recovery, and there is a new initiative in the Southeastern U.S. that is working toward that end this winter. It is being […]

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