STATE OF RECYCLING: Confronting contamination

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), U.S. solid waste infrastructure currently scores a C+. This places it squarely in the “Mediocre, Requires Attention” category. Not exactly a glowing review, is it? But it’s not a shock, either. At least, not if you’ve

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How to survive the China Ban: Identifying the problem

Under a year ago, China passed its now-infamous National Sword policy, banning the import of 32 categories of solid waste and setting a 0.5% contamination standard on all accepted recyclables. Since then, a lot has changed.

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STATE OF RECYCLING: Taking a leadership role

When it comes to recycling communications, most of the officials we speak to at the state level want to do more, but it’s tough. In many ways, they’re handcuffed. 

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The network advantage

Networks are everywhere. Every day, you access them—sometimes without even knowing it. Your mobile device is connected to a network. So is your computer. Chances are, you use a social network to stay connected to friends and family. Today, you might even use an information

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Make your program better with ‘What goes where?’

The best weapon against contamination is recycling knowledge. When residents know what is and isn’t recyclable in your community, they make smarter disposal decisions, which directly benefits your solid waste program.

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