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March 16, 2020 - Resource Recycling

APR in the News

Market realities

More and more, members of the public and mainstream news reporters are making the case that there is no reason to recycle–because everything collected is supposedly being thrown out.

While it’s certainly true recycling market foundations have shifted in the wake of China’s National Sword, the fact remains that plenty of end users remain hungry for material coming out of municipal programs. And very often, these buyers are located close to where recyclables are generated.

To bring some data points to this conversation, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) together recently undertook research into end-use options for recyclables in the 11 states covered by our organizations (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont).

Read the full article from Resource Recycling.