Here’s the Waste Robotics Market News including the 10 key news of this week in waste and recycling industries.
Rapid growth projected for global waste market in coming years
April 13th, 2018 – According to a new report published by Portland, Oregon-based Allied Market Research, the global waste management market is expected to grow from $285 billion in 2016 to $435 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2 percent from 2017 to 2023.
What depressed OCC means for the recycling industry
April 10th, 2018 – A major portion of the single-stream mix has fallen sharply from record high prices a year ago. Industry stakeholders recently opened up on the factors behind the shift, and how it’s impacting U.S. recycling operations. The national average for U.S. domestic OCC prices has dropped from about $160 per ton in March 2017 to $74 per ton currently.
Summit County, UT Maps Out Plan for Reducing Solid Waste
April 11th, 2018 – Summit County staffers have been working on a long-term plan for managing solid waste and will be presenting the proposal to the County Council on Wednesday. Last year, staffers were charged with re-working the county’s solid waste management plan that was developed and adopted in 2008 to include more realistic ways to divert waste from the Three Mile Landfill and encourage environmentally sustainable practices such as recycling and composting.
LARAC calls for ‘radical rethink’ of household waste collection funding model
April 13th, 2018 – The waste sector needs a radical rethink of how and who funds household collections, according to LARAC. In a new policy paper published today (11/4/18), LARAC drew up a series of points on the future of local authority waste and recycling funding.These included redesigning producer responsibility, encouraging citizens to become more focused on their purchasing and recycling habits a via a direct charging system and ensuring adequate funds are available to local authorities to expand collection services.
Highlights from the Fourth NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium
April 12th, 2018 – The Fourth NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium, which was hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the City of New York Business Integrity Commission (BIC), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management Inc., took place yesterday at the New York City Department of Sanitation Training Academy – Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Organizations Call for Recycling to be Addressed in Infrastructure Package
April 12th, 2018 – he Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), along with 11 partner associations, delivered a letter to Capitol Hill yesterday calling on the House majority and minority leaders to develop and advance an infrastructure investment package to address the United States’ need for better recycling efforts and innovation.
Burt’s BeesR Launches National Recycling Program
April 13th, 2018 – For over thirty years, Burt’s Bees has been committed to protecting the beauty, wisdom and power of nature—and now, through the Burt’s Bees Recycle On Us program, their consumers can recycle any and all Burt’s Bees packaging, nationwide. In partnership with TerraCycle®, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, the program allows anyone to recycle their product packaging through a free mail-in program, regardless of any regional recycling limitations.
Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Pile
April 12th, 2018 – Chinese trade barriers are compounding the problems faced by companies that recycle scrap paper, plastic and metal. The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country. China is the top customer for that scrap. China bought two-thirds of the used paper and half the scrap aluminum that the U.S. sold overseas last year, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc., part of an overall haul of 13 million metric tons of cast-off American packaging, periodicals and shredded car bodies.
Why products marked ‘recyclable’ sometimes aren’t
April 12th, 2018 –Washington DC based Zerocycle, the creator of a proprietary Resident Engagement Platform (REP) that uses rich data analytics and behavioural science techniques to help local governments increase recycling, reduce waste and lower disposal costs, has concluded two initiatives with the City of Buffalo, New York and the City of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Earth Month: 6 ways to reduce your household waste
April 16th, 2018 – Did you know Canada produces 720 kilograms of waste per capita on average every year? According to the latest Conference Board of Canada report in 2016, waste generation results from several factors, including household revenue and lifestyle. And while waste generated in Canada did decrease by six per cent since 2002, it may still not be enough.
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