Resource Recycling

November 8, 2012

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1 | Political signs pose recycling challenge

The polls have closed, the pundits are silent (sort of) and the ballots have been counted. But one question remains: What to do with all those political yard signs?


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2 | Plastics Recycling 2013: What can we expect in resin markets?

What does the future hold for plastic resins? Once again, the Plastics Recycling Conference will feature a critical assessment of the key factors influencing current and future resin markets in North America. Expert analysts from IHS and elsewhere will share everything they know about PET, PE and more.

Don't be left behind — 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 | Houston dirty MRF finalist for Bloomberg grant

Houston's proposal to build a dirty MRF has been selected as one of 20 finalists by Bloomberg Philanthropies in its Mayors Challenge, a competition meant to encourage cities to come up with ideas to solve problems facing urban communities.


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4 | Port closures boost spot market

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are being felt in the spot market for recyclable materials.


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5 | Recycling, reuse could save billions in healthcare costs

A new study has found that hospitals could see significant savings by making their operations more environmentally friendly, including how they manage their waste and recycling.


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6 | Struggles for Buffalo recycling program

Buffalo has an anemic recycling rate because officials in the Western New York city allegedly don't enforce laws, fail to educate the public and ignore recommendations, according to an investigation by a locally-based, nonprofit organization.


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7 | California program fights to overcome deficit, fraud

Year-over-year expenditures for California's Beverage Container Recycling Fund exceed revenues by approximately $100 million, according to data presented at a recent Container Recycling Institute webinar.


8 | AF&PA: Paper news roundup

According to recently-released figures from the American Forest & Paper Association, total production and shipment figures were a mixed bag for boxboard, containerboard, Kraft paper, printed-writing paper and recovered paper in September 2012.


9 | The wide world of recycling

Israel reaches a milestone in beverage container recovery and Bahrain launches a new residential recycling program.


10 | NewsBits

Indy needs more recycling AMERIPEN's map and recycling mattresses — all in this week's NewsBits.


11 | 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.

12 | Jobs Available & Sought

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

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

Senior Consultant, Resource Recycling Systems (Telecommute).
Details are available here.

Plant Manager, American Recycling of Western North Carolina (Asheville, North Carolina).
Details are available here.

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

Salesperson, Lakeside Metals (Oakland, California).
Details are available here.

Public Works Solid Waste Manager, City of Walla Walla (Walla Walla, Washington).
Details are available here.

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

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.

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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