Resource Recycling

November 15, 2012

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1 | China rejects recyclables

"We don't want your rubbish," is the message China increasingly has for British exporters of contaminated recyclables.


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2 | Plastics Recycling 2013: Rigids recycling at the grocery store

There is a strong demand for new feedstock to meet the ever-growing demand for recycled resin material, but where can it be found? The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) found a solution to this question by creating an innovative program which helps get the recyclable rigid plastics found in supermarkets into the hands of plastics reclaimers and other industry stakeholders. Don't miss this informative presentation by APR's director of the rigid plastics recycling program, Liz Bedard, as she explores the key resources offered through this brand-new national effort and what impact the program may have on plastic recovery.

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 | KAB seeks to improve workplace recycling

On the occasion of the 15th annual America Recycles Day, national beautification group Keep America Beautiful is encouraging businesses and government to take their Recycling at Work pledge.


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4 | Steel recycling hits new high

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) today announced that North American steel recycling reached new heights in 2011.


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5 | AMERIPEN, PSI spar over producer responsibility

An internal position paper from the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has drawn the ire of the Product Stewardship Institute, with PSI saying the document disparages extended producer responsibility — a type of material management system where producers are responsible for recycling and managing products at their end-of-life. But AMERIPEN says it is still developing its position on EPR and that the leaked document was purely for discussion purposes.


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6 | L.A. changes multifamily and commercial recycling collection

The Los Angeles City Council this week made sweeping changes to its hauling system, switching from an open market to one that carves the City of Angels into 11 exclusive franchise areas for multifamily and commercial recycling and trash collection.


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7 | Waste Management releases sustainability report

Waste Management has released its most recent sustainability report, detailing steps the company has taken to be more environmentally conscious, including what it's doing to meet its recycling goals.


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8 | Single-stream hits Minneapolis

Single-stream recycling collection will soon be a reality in Minneapolis.


9 | The wide world of recycling

Brazil reaches a milestone in aluminum can recovery, a European official hints at new recycling targets and recycling has become a way of life in a besieged part of Palestine.


10 | NewsBits

Mill re-openings, lead recycling idlings and beer can keyboards — 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

Business Development Associates, Lifespan Technology Recycling, Inc. (Metro New York; Denver; Atlanta; Tampa; or Northern Virginia/Maryland).
Details are available here.

Campus Recycling Manager, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee).
Details are available online (#1213408).

Senior Associate of Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, Massachusetts).
Details are available online.

Professional Sales Manager, HiTech Assets, Inc. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
Details are available here.

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

Operations Manager, IPS Balers Manufacturing, Inc. (Baxley, Georgia).
Details are available online.

Business Development Representative, IMS Electronics Recycling (Columbus, Ohio).
Details are available online.

Office Manager, IMS Electronics Recycling (Columbus, Ohio).
Details are available online.

Business Development Manager, IMS Electronics Recycling (Vancouver, Washington).
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.

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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