Resource Recycling

October 6, 2011

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1 | E-Scrap 2011: Opening session looks at trends

About 1,200 professionals from nearly all corners of the e-scrap industry hailing from 28 different countries — many of which arrived a day early for classes offered by the Basel Action Network, R2 Solutions and others — flocked to the Omni ChampionsGate Orlando outside Orlando, Florida for the 2011 E-Scrap Conference, which offered insights into the burgeoning business.


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2 | New product stewardship organization formed

A coalition of companies, manufacturers and trade associations have formed a new organization to promote free-market solutions to product stewardship over government-mandated approaches.


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3 | OSHA cites two recycling firms for violations

A federal agency has cited an Ohio recycling operation with serious labor violations and has opened an investigation into a Florida company.


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4 | Verizon halts white pages delivery in CA

In California, Verizon will stop automatically delivering printed residential white pages.


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5 | Pizza box recycling solution?

They seem like they should be recyclable, but often aren't. Contaminated by cheese and oils that affect the quality of the finished recycled product, many recycling programs and companies reject used pizza boxes. But a company in the Twin Cities area hopes to change that.


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6 | New solar recycling container system launched

BigBelly Solar has announced that it has launched a new waste and recycling collection system that can be monitored and operated remotely.


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7 | The wide world of recycling

A local recycling program in the U.K. is coming under fire for giving residents positive reinforcement, a study from across the pond found that consumers are missing out on opportunities to cash in their old electronics and a European trade group waxes optimistic about the future prospects of plastics recycling.


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8 | NewsBits

One good "tern" deserves another, recycled art students and a doc about zero waste — all in this week's NewsBits.


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9 | Upcoming conferences

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences!

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).

Jobs Sought
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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