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Recovered Paper Industry See Changes in Material Availability

Posted on: December 17th, 2021

It was another busy year for the recovered paper industry as demand remained high for much of 2021, driven largely by e-commerce and the need for more corrugated boxes and more sustainable protective packaging solutions – helping keep products and the planet safe. However, changes in how and what we recycle across the country have…

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Corrugated Containers are a Recycling Marvel in Society Today

Posted on: June 7th, 2021

During the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic, online shopping and packaged deliveries soared – so did the amount of waste being generated and left at the curb for municipal collection across the United States. Corrugated containers were the biggest culprit as boxes seemed to be a never-ending occurrence overflowing from the limits of recycling bins. But thankfully,…

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Increased Greenwashing Practices Caused by Interest in Sustainability

Posted on: May 21st, 2021

Rising demand for more sustainable products across all business sectors has also led to increased greenwashing practices in organizations globally. With no governmental mandates yet finalized (though the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is proposing a team to closely monitor the consistency of sustainability-related disclosures), it’s difficult for consumers to wade through the facts when compared…

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Microplastics Continue Their Silent Assault on Humans and Wildlife

Posted on: April 16th, 2021

It’s been estimated that each day in the United States, we throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles, and sadly most of them find their way to landfills or in the ocean. What you probably don’t know is you could actually be inhaling tiny microplastics from those bottles. Microplastics result from the breakdown of…

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A Better Product That Does Less Harm is Worth the Premium

Posted on: March 29th, 2021

There’s no denying that zero waste and sustainably sourced products can be more expensive. But did you ever think that what you’re paying for is a better product that does less harm? When organic food products started appearing on shelves in popular specialty retailers like Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market, they were still considered niche…

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Recycling Efforts Need to Be Grounded in Education

Posted on: March 5th, 2021

There’s been a longstanding debate in communities across the United States as to just how influential our recycling efforts are from an environmental standpoint. Does the question then become where are our recycling efforts having the greatest impact? Based on 69.1 million tons of MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) from the most recent EPA survey conducted…

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Current Climate Crisis Impacts Are Much Closer Than You Think

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

John Kerry, the US special presidential envoy for climate, is warning Americans that we may only have nine years left to avert the worst consequences of our current climate crisis. In a recent interview with CBS News, Kerry said, “Well, the scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst…

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Material Possessions are Outweighing All Living Things on Earth

Posted on: December 17th, 2020

If you had any doubts about humanities insatiable appetite for material possessions, we offer the following evidence. According to a new report, by the end of this year (2020) the combined weight of all human-made objects will exceed all living things on Earth. What’s even more alarming is that for every person on the planet,…

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Composting At Landfills Can be Beneficial to the Environment

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

Many of us believe that one of the major benefits of composting at our homes or in our communities is to help keep waste out of overcrowded landfills. But a new study is adding to that narrative, saying composting at landfills can provide significant environmental benefits unthought of previously. James Levis, co-author of the study…

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The Pandemic is Impacting Our Recycling Efforts More Than We Realize

Posted on: October 30th, 2020

The pandemic has influenced many industries – both positively and negatively – over the last several months. What few people consider however is how it’s impacting our recycling efforts. Face shields and gloves are a world-wide necessity for those venturing outside of their homes and interacting with the public – especially those in the medical…

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