Urban Impact’s End Markets commentary essentially began this time last year. One year ago, there was active information being circulated in the recycling industry on upcoming changes to end markets in China. Discussion about the changes or proposed new stringent quality standards seemed impossible. There were more questions than answers, and it seemed that the information being provided to suppliers was changing every day. Without definitive requirements on end market specifications the processing industry coulRead More
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes an update each year on recycling rates in the United State. The EPA’s report usually lags by two years; however, the report nevertheless is an interesting review about how recycling diversion rates are progressing in the US. 2015 recycling rate in the US were 34.7% versus 36.5% in 2014. Read More
The mainstream media continues to cover a wide variety of issues that have arisen as a result of the significant changes to end markets in China specifically. Urban Impact has a variety of articles on file and blog posts at www.urbanimpact.com/blog relating to the changes as a result of the China policy and regulations. If you are interested in supporting news articles, please let us know and we would be pleased to forward them to you.Read More
A May 29, 2018 New York Times article addressed "Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes?" in the article, 6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong.Read More
While recycling was not mainstream 30 years ago, it has become an accepted business and personal practice. Thirty years ago, as a passionate recycler one had to plead with others to consider the merits of diverting what was once known as trash into the recycling bin.Today, most municipalities and businesses measure the amount of waste and recycling that is generated. Waste diversion as a percentage (%) is a common sustainability measure across the globe.Read More
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