Resource Recycling

September 22, 2011

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1 | The recycling industry goes to Washington

Lobbying disclosure records for the second quarter of 2011 reveal that trade associations representing the recycling industry shelled out tens of thousands of dollars to influence lawmakers and administration officials on issues including climate change, transportation and trade.


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2 | E-Scrap 2011: Maximizing economic value

As certifications and standards continue to influence how e-scrap is managed, successful organizations will need to adapt their procedures and business models to remain on the cutting edge. Based on thorough research on computer hardware done in conjunction with the University of Illinois, Willie Cade (PC Rebuilders & Recyclers) will offer a critical analysis of the requirements needed to transform e-scrap to products, highlighting processes that promise increased revenue while meeting the higher standards the market is demanding. This forward-thinking presentation will help dispel e-scrap myths that prevent maximizing both environmental and economic value from used electronics. You will leave armed with knowledge to boost the bottom line of your operations.

This year's E-Scrap Conference will be held October 5-6 at the Omni ChampionsGate near Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit, or click the banner below.

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3 | EPR bill for pharmaceuticals introduced

In an effort to rein in the abundance of waste pharmaceuticals polluting waters and presenting potential hazards in medicine cabinets, a New York congresswoman has introduced legislation that would establish a national extended producer responsibility program for unused or unwanted medicines.


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4 | EPA looks at border issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requesting comment from interested parties and stakeholders on the draft "Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program" framework that will chart a course for how governments on both sides of the border tackle environmental issues, including recycling.


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5 | Cascades closes one mill, building another

Recycled paper producer Cascades, Inc. recently announced a series of moves, shuttering one mill, holding a groundbreaking for another and making capital improvements to yet one more.


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6 | Game Day Challenge webinar to be held today

Keep America Beautiful and the College and University Recycling Coalition have partnered together to help reduce waste at NCAA football games this fall as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Game Day Challenge."


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7 | AF&PA: paper news roundup

According to recently-released figures from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) total production and shipment figures were up and down for boxboard, containerboard, Kraft paper and printing-writing paper in August 2011.



8 | NewsBits

The USCC gets a new director, plastic bottles as bricks and bottles made out of ocean plastics — all in this week's NewsBits.


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9 | Upcoming conferences

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences!

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10 | Jobs Available & Sought

Waste Reduction Policy Analyst/Program Evaluator, Metro (Portland, Oregon).
Details are available online.

Various Positions, CP Manufacturing, Inc. (National City, California).
Details are available here.

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

Waste Prevention Specialist, Center for Ecological Technology (CET) (Pittsfield, Massachusetts).
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.

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

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

MRF Manager, Waste Management, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Details are available online (Job #113234).

Major Accounts Manager, Commodity, Waste Management, Inc. (Dallas, Texas and Upper Midwest).
Details are available online (Job #113183, #113182).

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Database of job seekers available here.

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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