Trash-To-Treasure: Turning Nonrecycled Waste Into Low-Carbon Fuel

April 16, 2013

Typically, MRFs landfill 5-15 percent of what they collect, much of it energy-rich plastic and paper. The Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas-Austin used this residue, along with post-industrial waste, to create solid recovery fuel (SRF) pellets. The net result is that the SRF pellets created energy, reduced carbon emissions and reduced coal use in a cement kiln.


Interview: Marty Thomas, Haviland Plastic Products

January 22, 2015

Marty Thomas of Haviland Plastic Products talks to Kelli Rodda of GIE Media about the Ohio-based company's process for manufacturing plastic pots from 100-percent-recycled HDPE as well as the... Read More

Keynote Session: The Future of the Recycling and Packaging Industry

January 20, 2015

Al Metauro of Cascades Recovery Inc. and Green by Nature EPR shares his experience during the last two years—ranging from material diversion challenges to insufficient infrastructure—that caused him... Read More

Plastics from Electronics

January 14, 2015

Jonathan Levy, director of member services and Plastics Division liaison at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), explains where specs for various plastic scrap stand, with definitive... Read More