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How to implement the sustainable utilization plan for packaging recycling in the United States

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consumers' interest in recycling is clear: when recycling is convenient and cost-effective, they will recycle. Over the past decade, the single stream recycling volume of truck hauling has been increasing. We found that roadside recycling programs have been developing in communities across the country

according to the latest data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans recycled and composted 87 million tons of waste in 2012, or 35% of the total waste in the country, more than twice the recycling rate in 1990

in 2013, WasteManagement recycled 15million tons of waste, or 17.6% of recycled materials in the United States. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in recycling infrastructure, which enables us to effectively and easily collect and process recyclable materials invested by customers. Of course, in the recycling industry, none of us is satisfied with these national statistics; WasteManagement is also dissatisfied with these recycled quantities. In the recycling industry, we all hope to see more recycling. In fact, there are important opportunities and challenges

52% of urban waste streams are composed of basic materials (mainly packaging materials, such as tin, aluminum, plastic, glass and paper) that we recycle in roadside recycling carts. This means that even if Americans recycle 100% of the materials in roadside recycling projects, we will only reuse about 52% of the waste. The community that has created good performance is currently focusing on recycling food and yard waste, which accounts for 28% of U.S. waste

according to the preferences of local communities, many regions aim to recycle more goods. Textiles, electronic waste and wood have increased the recycling of some cities by several percentage points. All these materials need to be recycled to 70% and 75%, so as to achieve the recycling goals set by many groups. These cities, such as Portland, Seattle and San Francisco, are proud of their recycling rate of more than 60%, or even 70%, and have learned the importance of cooperation and success of all partners in the value chain. They work with the packaging industry, retailers, residential users, commercial power companies and local recyclers to develop new recycling projects that meet the unique needs of the community

what is the most reliable path to increase recycling? In the United States and Europe, the most successful recycling projects include economic drivers and reliable regulation enforcement. In the United States, from product and packaging manufacturing, retailers, recycling companies to forward-looking government decision makers, many industry leaders are working in parallel to widely implement policies that have proved to improve the amount of recycling, such as universal (commercial and residential) recycling policies, material bans, and pay as you throw garbage rates, which are gradually gaining public recognition. Successful European programmes also include these same policies. These industry leaders, including WM, are working hard to cooperate and drive system change throughout the supply chain. This includes, in the design stage, cooperating with manufacturers to provide opinions on the value of scrap materials, and considering the correct restoration of the maximum amount of recyclable materials in the urban area

in the United States, the political process ensures that customers have an opinion on deciding how much to pay for roadside services. Some customers and communities are willing to support premium recycling services, while others also want to let their elected officials know that the low-cost operation is good. Thank you very much

the global market plays an important role in recycling programs, as does the U.S. market. In the United States, about 35% of recycled materials are exported to recyclers in Asia and Europe. Demand in the U.S. market alone is not enough to accommodate the supply of recyclable items. When it comes to recycling, the end market is the ultimate touchstone. They decide whether it is economically meaningful to reuse packaging or products made of laminates or other composite materials. Yes, economic significance is really important

because of customer needs, WasteManagement mainly focuses on recycling a large number of cost-effective recyclable materials. Of course, niche projects also play a role. For example, terracycle has developed alternatives to low market value processing materials. WasteManagement also sets email recall options for cartridges, laptops, tablets, and iPod players. With regard to tariff exemption, in 2013, we renovated and relabeled 3.9 million devices and re entered the market. While the actual 10000 tons handled by these procedures are very small, they provide products with solutions that need special treatment to protect workers and the environment

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