Resource Recycling

October 19, 2012

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1 | Stakeholders try to restore Indiana recycling funding

Various commodity producers and stakeholder groups in Indiana have recently come together to try and boost recycling in the Hoosier State.


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2 | Plastics Recycling 2013: Exclusive information for your business

From key processing issues, to critical market trends, to cutting-edge recycling technology issues, and everything in between, the upcoming Plastics Recycling Conference.

Now in its seventh year, the Plastics Recycling Conference attracts the plastics recycling industry's best and brightest with its highly-acclaimed agenda and dedication to recycling issues.

"The quality of the information was outstanding," said a plastics broker who attended last year's conference. "I came here with a list of questions I needed answers to on materials pricing and between the speakers and the networking areas, I had most of it done by the end of the first day."

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

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3 | Refillable bottle era comes to an end

A relic from a bygone era will soon vanish as the last company packaging Coca-Cola in returnable glass bottles will cease using the once-ubiquitous containers.


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4 | Novelis to boost recycling capacity

Aluminum giant Novelis Inc. will seek to triple its recycling capacity by 2020 to keep pace with rising demand for recycled aluminum.


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5 | EIA: More recycling of some materials means more efficient waste to energy

An analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that increased recovery of some recyclables has made waste-to-energy operations more efficient.


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6 | A bushel of grants from the Cornhusker State

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has announced the recipients of $1.6 million in grants for waste-reduction and recycling projects.


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7 | The wide world of recycling

Scotland is considering new regulations for MRFs and New Zealand's e-scrap recycling program is producing underwhelming results.


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8 | NewsBits

Disney changes its paper consumption, rounding up cans and fines in NJ — 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.

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.

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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