• 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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  • 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 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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  • Healthcare Sustainability Part 1 of 4: Assessment

    April 17, 2018

    Healthcare Sustainability Blog Series Part 1 of 4: Assessment Today we introduce the idea of an initial wellness check-up of your sustainability program. Whether you are new to sustainability or you’ve had a program in place for several years, it is a good idea to do a routine check-up to review your program’s goals and […]

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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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  • Press Release: RRS Hires Seltzer and Spalding

    March 8, 2019

    RRS Expands Expertise with New Hires from Emmet County, Michigan and Ontario, Canada March 8, 2019, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) is pleased to announce Elisa Seltzer and Shaun Spalding have joined the RRS team as senior consultants. Elisa Seltzer is the former public works director for Emmet County, Mich. where she […]

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  • Innovation Amid the Unrest

    June 19, 2019

    Shared with permission from Resource Recycling Inc. June 2019 edition. RRSers Marissa Segundo, Anna Lynott, and Kris Kaar highlight innovations that are improving recycling programs throughout the country and overcoming the current industry challenges. Download the full article PDF here: Innovation Amid the Unrest Excerpt from the article: Even before China turned the industry upside down […]

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  • Real-World Test

    September 28, 2020

    Real-World Test How could flexible plastic packaging, one of the fastest-growing materials in the post-consumer waste stream, fit into a recycling system that wasn’t designed for it? Over the past several years, industry stakeholders have been working on a pilot initiative to see how flexible plastic packaging recovered at the curb would behave in a […]

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  • Michigan Scrap Tire Market Development Study

    November 25, 2020

    Michigan Scrap Tire Program Study Finds Opportunities in New Markets The 2020 Scrap Tire Market Development Study, funded by a grant through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is now available on the EGLE webpage. The study, conducted by RRS, indicates tire derived fuel markets are decreasing, and the state must […]

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