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Garbage Vs. Recycled: What Happens to Paper & Cardboard?

Moving is quite the packing effort. We’ve all been there before: when you finally finishing unpacking and the cardboard boxes and papers are laying around your new home in a messy heap. In this situation, or any other where you’re faced with a large amount of paper and cardboard waste, the question becomes what to …

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Break it down; The Inconvenient, Dirty, Nasty Shipping box.

Online purchases now make up 9.1% of all U.S. retail sales,  according to the Department of Commerce. All those sales mean more individual boxes being shipping to customers’ homes — and in turn more boxes that need recycling. Cardboard is a great material to recycle because it’s clean, easy to reprocess and every ton of it that’s …

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Poor recycling practices mean more is hitting landfills

Heather Repennin, vice president of the Los Angeles Bureau of Public Works refers to herself as a “wastehead.” “It’s someone who is completely immersed in discussions, operations and policy around the waste sector,” Repenning said. In her job, Repennin helps set waste and recycling policy for the city of Los Angeles. “Welcome to the world …

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Maine becomes first state in the country to pass law that charges corporations that do not use sustainable packaging materials

Author: Chris Costa (NEWS CENTER Maine) Published: 6:38 PM EDT July 13, 2021 Updated: 6:39 PM EDT July 13, 2021 ‍ MAINE, USA — A new law in Maine will shift the cost of recycling from cities and towns and place the onus on the corporations that use certain packaging materials in shipping and packaging …

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Maine Will Make Companies Pay For Recycling. Here’s How It Works.

By Winston Choi-Schagrin July 21, 2021 Recycling, that feel-good moment when people put their paper and plastic in special bins, was a headache for municipal governments even in good times. And, only a small amount was actually getting recycled. Then, five years ago, China stopped buying most of America’s recycling, and dozens of cities across the …

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