Resource Recycling

October 11, 2012

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1 | California redemption fraud in spotlight again

California's beverage container redemption program is hemorrhaging money due to fraud, according to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times.


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2 | Save the date for the 2013 Plastics Recycling Conference

The 2013 Plastics Recycling Conference will feature a compelling array of topics including updates on key sortation and processing issues, critical market trends, relevant legislative and policy updates, international trends in plastics recycling, important collection updates and much, much more.

The Plastics Recycling Conference is the only conference that caters exclusively to the plastics recycling industry, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with everyone you need to grow your business and to stay in-the-loop on key issues.

Come get your facts straight from the source at the 2013 Plastics Recycling Conference, which will be held March 19-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit

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3 | PET stays on shore in 2011

The recycling rate for PET containers was static in 2011 due to continued lightweighting, sluggish sales of carbonated soft drinks and flat collections according to the latest report on PET recycling.


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4 | San Francisco hits 80 percent diversion

San Francisco has set a new national recycling and composting record by achieving an 80 percent landfill diversion rate — the highest rate of any city in North America.


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5 | Bottle and container recycling rate flat

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the National Association for PET Container Resources and the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division, have jointly released their 2011 report on bottle and container recycling showing significant changes in the volume of material recycled, but little movement in the overall recycling rate last year.


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6 | Recycling challenge hits half-way mark

The SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge, a six-month competition that challenges communities across the country to compete for the highest reported recycling participation, has reached its half-way mark.


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7 | The wide world of recycling

A Paris suburb will use pneumatic tubes instead of trucks to transport waste and recycling, and the plastics industry in the U.K. is expressing new concerns about meeting government-imposed recycling targets.


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8 | NewsBits

A $100 million dirty MRF, a bottle made from the Garbage Patch and RecycleMania is ready to go — all in this week's NewsBits.


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9 | Upcoming conferences & webinars

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences and webinars! If you have a conference or webinar that you would like listed, please send an email to for consideration.

10 | Jobs Available & Sought

Sales/Purchasing, Electronics Recycling Services (Santa Ana, California).
For more details, email

Operations Manager — Electronic Waste Recycling, Planet Green (Chatworth, California).
Details are available here.

Plant Manager, Synagro (Sacramento, California).
Details are available here.

Refuse and Recycling Manager, Ohio University (Athens, Ohio).
Details are available online.

Director of Marketing, EPEAT (Portland, Oregon).
Details are available online.

Sustainability Specialist, Thurston County (Thurston County, Washington).
Details are available online.

Scale Operator, Bio-PAPPEL (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Details are available here.

Plant Manager, Bio-PAPPEL (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Details are available here.

Depot Operations Manager, Bio-PAPPEL (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Details are available here.

Various Jobs, The IMS Group (National).
Details are available online.

Manager Solid Waste, The City of Palo Alto's Public Works Department (Palo Alto, California).
Details are available online.

President, R2 Solutions, Inc. (Anywhere in U.S.).
Details are available here.

Solid Waste Supervisor, Waukesha County, Wisconsin (Waukesha, Wisconsin).
Details are available online.

Recycling Procurement Manager, Alpine Waste & Recycling (Denver, Colorado).
Details are available here.

Resource Recycling Systems, Technical Writer (Ann Arbor, Michigan).
Details are available here.

Resource Recycling Systems, Project Manager/Consultant 2 (Ann Arbor, Michigan).
Details are available here.

Marketing and Communications Manager, Highfields Center for Composting (Hardwick, Vermont).
Details are available online.

Various Positions, Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, Massachusetts).
Details are available online.

Assistant Manager/University Recycling & Solid Waste Programs, University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland).
Details are available online (#102198).

Various Positions Highlighted by the Northern California Recycling Association (Northern California Area).
Details are available online.

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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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