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R2 Solutions announces the release of the draft R2 Guidance for public review

The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has completed an
initial draft of the R2 Guidance Document and it is now available for public
comment here
on the R2 Solutions website.

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MRN 2011 Industry Survey Results Are In!

The results are in and the most challenging issues by
category are as follows:

 

Education - Public education about
recycling policies and procedures

Operations - Determining and/or
acting on opportunity in food collection.

Markets - International market
demand fluctuations

Competition - Public-private revenue
sharing

Costs - Rising energy cost

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“From Birth to Rebirth: Will Product Stewardship Save Resources?”

MRN Past President, Chaz Miller, participated in a panel on product stewardship at the American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Workshop in September. Below is an abstract of the paper he prepared for the panel.  Click here to view the full document.

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Degradable Additives – What Do You Think?

Below is
a policy position statement against the use of degradable
additives. Please let us know what you think? Agree, disagree, not sure...?

DEGRADABLE ADDITIVES – DRAFT POLICY POSITION

BACKGROUND:

There are two categories of materials generally comprised under the
broader term "degradable plastics." The first category includes
bio-based resins, those derived from plant materials such as corn, e.g.,
polylactic acid (PLA) containers. The second includes fossil fuel-based

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Whose Math is the True Math?

According to a recent article in Resource Recycling, Wisconsin's Gov. Walker is looking to end the state-mandated recycling programs that
have been in place since 1995 by cutting approximately $32 million used
to fund recycling programs in over 1,000 municipalities across
America's Dairyland.

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