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Single Stream Recycling: Explaining the Waste Knot

Single Stream Recycling: Explaining the Waste Knot

Neil Seldman

August 29, 2018

Neil Seldman and Bob Gedert explain how the consolidation of large waste disposal services led to single stream recycling, and how China's changing rules will affect the future of that system.  READ MORE


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Is Plastic the New Currency?

Is Plastic the New Currency?

Neil Seldman

October 16, 2018

A new program allows commuters in Surabaya, Indonesia to pay public transit fares by dropping off recycled plastic at designated centers in the city.  READ MORE


Centre County, Penn. Rejects Switch to Single-Stream

Centre County, Penn. Rejects Switch to Single-Stream

Neil Seldman

October 5, 2018

Centre County, Penn., a rural county of 26,000 people and 1,000 businesses, will not switch to single-stream recycling based on a yearlong research report by MSW Consultants that looked into the benefits and drawbacks of switching.  READ MORE


More Communities Switch to Dual Stream

More Communities Switch to Dual Stream

Neil Seldman

October 4, 2018

A number of municipal recycling programs in the U.S. and Canada have reinstated dual-stream in the past few months or are planning to do so.  READ MORE


Working Partner Update: Alachua County Resource Recovery Park

Working Partner Update: Alachua County Resource Recovery Park

Neil Seldman

October 3, 2018

Alachua County’s 37-acre industrial park for recycling companies, or Resource Recovery Park (RRP), is about to open after five years of research, planning, and design.  READ MORE