Resource Recycling

September 1, 2011

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1 | RR Conference 2011 Summary of lightning in a bottle

With so many issues facing recycling, finding time to adequately address them all is getting more and more difficult. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the recently-concluded Resource Recycling Conference in Indianapolis, where recycling professionals of all stripes packed onto the stage for the Lightning Round session.


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2 | Export watch

The volume of plastic scrap exported in June, at 391.39 million pounds, was down 0.01 percent from its May figure. However, when matched against its June 2010 position, the volume of exports increased by 10.2 percent.


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3 | E-Scrap 2011: Field lessons in electronics repair

E-scrap recycling begins at the point of manufacturing. What changes could be made with electronic product design and how can OEMs make electronics more repairable and recyclable? What financial opportunities exist in repairing electronic components and how might e-cyclers share expertise for mutual profit? Join iFixit engineer, Miroslav Djuric, for a compelling assessment of the challenges and opportunities for electronic product design, including projections for the future.

Don't miss this year's E-Scrap Conference, which will be held October 5-6 at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit, or click the banner below.

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4 | Golden State goes for multi-family recycling

A long-elusive goal of environmental advocates might be close to becoming a reality, after the California legislature passed a bill that would require owners of apartment buildings to offer recycling services to their tenants.


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5 | EPA kicks off 2011 Game Day Challenge

As colleges and fans across the country ramp up for another football season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a parallel competition to see which school can reduce, reuse and recycle the most waste.


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6 | What does sustainable packaging mean?

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has recently revised its Definition of Sustainable Packaging to better reflect current trends in packaging.


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7 | EPA extends comment period on MSW report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline for accepting written comments from stakeholders on a report it's drafting on municipal solid waste management.


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8 | The wide world of recycling

In England, the accomplishments of an obscure county will almost certainly provide fodder for an ongoing debate in the country over the collection of waste, an industrial city across the pond will try out rewarding residents for recycling and the capital of Iceland has adopted a new collection system for recyclables.


9 | NewsBits

Celebrating Recycle Glass Month, a record in re-refining oil and recycling bumpers — all in this week's NewsBits.


10 | Upcoming conferences

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences!

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11 | Jobs Available & Sought

Manager, Recycling Programs, Keep America Beautiful (Washington, DC).
Details are available here.

Recycling Program Manager, City of Alexandria, Virginia (Alexandria, Virginia).
Details are available online.

Recycling Salesperson, Balcones Recycling (Dallas, Texas).
Details are available here.

Waste Prevention Specialist, Center for Ecological Technology (CET) (Pittsfield, Massachusetts).
Details are available online.

Manager, Environmental Stewardship, University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas).
Details are available online. (Search "unclassified professional staff" listings for job number 01117001).

Asset and Planning Strategy Director, Georgia-Pacific (National).
Details are available online.

Entry Level Sales Executive/Fiber Market Trader, Georgia-Pacific (Washington State).
Details are available online (Job Number #707).

Account Representative, Georgia-Pacific (Jericho, New York and Los Angeles).
Details are available online (Jericho Job Number #705, LA Job Number #2887).

Account Executive, Information Systems Resources (Detroit, Michigan).
Details are available here.

Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group (San Jose, California).
Details are available here.

Operations Manager, IMS Electronics (East Coast).
Details are available here.

Wireless Process Engineer, Global Electric Electronic Processing Inc. (Barrie, Ontario).
Details are available here.

Total Recycling Program Manager (TRPM), Waste Management, Inc. (Around the U.S.).
Details are available online (Job #112717, #112571, #112624, #112569, #112718).

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If you would like to submit a job available or job sought listing, send an email to managing editor Dylan de Thomas at

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