RECYCLING NEWS

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Beer brewers embrace sustainability

“Brewing is so resource intense … it naturally lends itself to becoming more sustainable,” says Joe Bolick, director at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC).  >>

China moves closer to complete import ban

A recent policy revision is the latest evidence the country will further restrict and potentially end all “waste” imports.  >>

Recycling backlog causing problems for dairy farmers, others

Bottles and cans are piling up in Iowa because grocery stores are not taking them back due to COVID-19 restrictions.  >>

COVID-19 impacts on recycling tonnages

The shift away commercial to increased residential recycling generation may carry major financial implications.  >>

Pandemic alters – and threatens – supply chain for end users

Manufacturers cite importance of curbside recycling as feedstock, while processors see changes in demand as consumer spending shifts.  >>

Landfills waive bans on yard waste over COVID-19

Iowa and other states’ bans have been suspended as part of an effort to keep landfills operational. >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: Recycling continues despite COVID-19

The Quad-Cities local news highlights Scott County Waste Commission efforts.  >>

Pandemic hammers deposit programs

Eight out of the 10 states with container redemption programs have enacted temporary measures limiting returns. The fallout for recycled material processors has been expansive.  >>

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: MRFs face new worker safety challenges

Mid-America is among the MRFs highlighted in a Resource Recycling article detailing staffing and procedural changes amid the pandemic.  >>