• 2016 Data Corner Collection

    December 28, 2016

    2016 Data Corner Collection 2016 was the second year for RRS and Resource Recycling Inc. to partner on the Data Corner – a monthly visual presentation of industry information designed to spark conversation around sustainability, recycling and composting. Download the full year here: RRS 2016 Data Corner Collection   Be sure to look for the Data […]

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  • Press Release: Search for MRF Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot

    March 21, 2017

    RRS Begins Search for MRF Flexible Packaging Recycling Pilot  March 21, 2017, Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sustainability and recycling consultancy RRS announced the next phase in the Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program: identifying a  U.S. materials recovery facility (MRF) and the community(s) it serves for a curbside flexible packaging recycling pilot. Today, […]

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  • Going Beyond Collection

    May 31, 2017

    Going Beyond Collection Reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling Inc. magazine, May 2017 issue. Last year, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Centralized Study on the Availability of Recycling found that a substantial majority of Americans have recycling programs available to them that accept all PET packaging. Included in this designation were bottles and jugs but also […]

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  • Carton Council: Carton Recycling

    June 22, 2017

    THE CLIENT Formed in 2009, the Carton Council is a group of carton manufacturers united to deliver long-term collaborative solutions to divert valuable cartons from landfills. Elopak, Evergreen Packaging, Sig, and Tetra Pak packaging companies are full members of the Carton Council, and Weyerhauser is an associate member. THE CHALLENGE Cartons are becoming an increasingly […]

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  • Is Resilience the Silver Lining to Chinese Waste Ban?

    September 25, 2017

    Is Resilience the Silver Lining to Chinese Waste Ban? On July 19th, the long-rumored ban of scrap materials, including many types of post-consumer plastics, was formally announced by the Chinese through the WTO.  This ban is seen as the culmination of escalating actions taken by the Chinese government to address the dumping of scrap and […]

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  • Measuring Textile Reuse

    September 29, 2017

    Measuring Textile Reuse Reuse is one of the most preferable waste management techniques, toward the top of the waste hierarchy, as it has a much lower environmental impact than other waste management practices, like landfill, incineration, and even recycling. This is because reuse requires low levels of reprocessing (to determine reuse), it preserves an item’s […]

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  • 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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