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So You Want to Recycle Foam? (Part 3)
EPS foam has proven to be a challenging material for communities to effectively recycle. This series of articles addresses the issue and offers ideas on how to move forward.
So You Want to Recyle EPS Foam (Part 2)
This is the second of a three part series on how communities can launch EPS reyclig programs.
So You Want to Recycle EPS Foam?
How can communities tackle EPS or expanded polystyrene foam recycling? This is the first of a three-part series addressing that issue.
Introduction to EPS and EPS Recycling
What is EPA and what are the challenges for recycling? This article provides an overview.
The Basics of EPS Recycling - An Interview with Dart Container Corporation
Several options are available for communities looking to pursue EPS recycling. This article includes a discussion of the basic process for EPS recycling, as well as various programs to promote the collection of used EPS packaging.
The Logistics of Paper Recycling
This article provides an overview of the logistics of paper recycling, including sorting, collection and storage, through to processing.
Paper Recycling Facts, Figures and Information Sources
This article provides basic facts and figures about paper recycling, as well as links to further information.
EcoStar Recycles Plastic Bottles Into Food Grade Packaging
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How EcoStar Recycles PET Into Food Grade Packaging
A step-by-step guide as to how plastic bottles are recycled into food grade resin at EcoStar
Industrial balers are pieces of powered equipment used for compressing recyclable products into bales. By accepting loose material and compressing it, balers offer many benefits versus the filling and transporting of full bins of recyclable material. Read the complete overview.
Single Stream Recycling Equipment System Providers
This article provides an overview of single stream recycling system providers.
Design for Recycling
Effective product design to promote recycling can result in decreased handling, less pressure on common carriers.
Using Recycled Packaging In Your Supply Chain
Packaging material is there to perform a number of tasks; protect the material from damage, from the environmental conditions, to make transportation easier and to make the item attractive to the consumer. However, as the public’s perception about the environment changes, companies are looking at how they can adopt greener packaging alternatives.
DecaBDE use has generated a storm of controversy, especially with respect to pallet usage. Its usage has been less contentious in the recycling industry, but is scheduled for elimination by 2013.
Between the Sheets: How Companies Can Improve Paper Recycling Efforts
Why is paper recycling such a challenge? The answers have to do with the natural reluctance of people to change habits, with the designed-to-fail nature of many programs, and with the assumption of managers that such programs will run themselves. None of which bodes well for efforts to move toward recycling other waste materials—not to mention making even more substantive changes to reduce workplace eco-footprints.
How to Recycle Different Types of Plastic
Confusion experienced by consumers in identifying different types of plastic can hamper recycling efforts. The use of numeric recyling symbol codes help consumers to more accurately sort plastics for recycling.
EPA Paper Recycling Glossary
This glossary from EPA provides commonly used terms in paper recycling.
Paper Industry Glossary
This glossary includes commonly used terms in the paper industry, including the paper recycling terms.
Pesticide Container Recycling Resources
Follow this link to a number of resources related to the recycling of pesticide packaging, including non-compliant reusable containers. With the new EPA Pesticide Container and Containment rule introduced August 16, 2011, many older containers can no longer be used.
Best Practices and Industry Standards in PET Plastic Recycling
This guide provides valuable information with respect to collection and processing best practices for PET.
How to Start a PET Recycling Program
This overview from NAPCOR serves as a general guide to setting up PET recycling programs outside of the conventional curbside or drop-off recycling programs. F
Best Practices for PET Bale Storage
Attention to proper bale storage can help control the quality of prepared post-consumer PET plastics while providing a safer working environment. This report at the NAPCOR website identifies "best practices" for the PET intermediate processing industry. These guidelines were developed by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the Clean Washington Center for the Environmental Protection Agency, and NAPCOR.
Recycling Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Overview of how PET is collected and recycled.
Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging
There is an emphasis throughout the United States on increasing the uses of recycled materials, including plastic. FDA is involved when industry collects used polymeric materials (usually food containers) and proposes to recycle these materials to make new food containers. This article outlines FDA concerns and the approval process required before utilizing such material.
The North Face and Terracycle Partner to Promote Recycling at Retail Outlets
The North Face and Terracycle have partnered to promote recycling at North Face retail outlets.
Knowaste Recycles Absorbent Hygiene Products
Knowaste has established itself as the leader in the recycling of absorbent hygiene products.
How to Make Your Corrugated Shipping Boxes More Sustainable
This article offers tips on how shippers are making their shipping boxes more sustainable.