• 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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  • Standardizing a Fractured Industry

    February 15, 2016

    Medical device standards, machine tool specifications, automotive emissions standards, ball bearing tolerances – there are process and production specifications that are standardized across most industries. They help to set consistent expectations for quality and performance in business-to-business commerce. The recycling supply chain here in the US could benefit from this common practice of mature industries […]

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  • How to Add a Material to Your Recycling Program

    February 23, 2016

    Reprinted with permission from Waste Advantage February 2016 issue. Download full article PDF here: RRS How to Add a Material to Recycling Program Many of you are tasked with adding an item to your recycling program in view of advanced technology, packaging changes and higher recycling goals. Often, those advocating to add materials may not completely […]

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  • Milwaukee & Waukesha: MRF RFP Development

    February 25, 2016

    THE CLIENT Waukesha County is Wisconsin’s third largest county located in the southeastern portion of the state. With 576 square miles, the county includes 37 municipalities with a combined population of over 389,000. The City of Milwaukee is located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the eastern neighbor of Waukesha County. The city boasts a population over […]

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  • Press Release: ReFED Food Waste Report Launch

    March 9, 2016

    RRS Joins ReFED to Launch Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste Report March 9, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), joins Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED) in announcing the launch of the Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste report outlining a path to cut U.S. […]

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  • Slide Deck: MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery

    March 16, 2016

    MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research Download Material Recovery for the Future (MRFF) slide deck that outlines the flexible packaging research being conducted by RRS for a collaboration of leading brands, packaging manufacturers and trade associations. Slide Deck PDF: RRS MRFF Flexible Packaging Recovery Research  

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  • Denver Recycling Program – Seamless Transitions

    April 27, 2016

    Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine, April 2016 issue. Seamless Transitions We all know it’s not easy to implement large-scale change in any area of business or life – just think back to your last few New Year’s resolutions for evidence. When the desired shift involves public programs or policy, the obstacles may seem […]

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  • Polystyrene Foam Recycling

    June 2, 2016

    Polystyrene Foam Recycling Reprinted with permission from Plastic Recycling Update (May 2016) and Resource Recycling magazine (June 2016). Senior Consultant Catherine Goodall and Communications Consultant Marissa Segundo co-authored an article that focuses on real-world success of polystyrene foam recovery. Foam polystyrene is arguably one of the most commonly used consumer packaging materials that is not commonly recycled. […]

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  • Press Release: Recovered Paper from Mixed Waste Processing Facilities

    June 10, 2016

    Recovered Paper Poor Quality from Mixed Waste Processing Facilities June 10, 2016, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) joined the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in announcing the release of a new study, Mixed Waste Processing & Desirability of Recovered Paper Market Survey. The study is in response […]

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