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By

Randy Miller
Even in an increasingly digital world, we all still rely on paper. It’s more critical in some industries than others. Your business might be able to adjust to a temporary shortage of printer paper by printing essential items only, but a newspaper publisher can’t function without an adequate supply of newsprint, and that’s exactly the...
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It’s been happening gradually, but the recycling landscape has changed significantly in the last several years. All family-owned recycling companies in Massachusetts would probably tell you the same thing. Increased competition and pressure from larger organizations has made it more and more challenging for small businesses to continue operating. Multiple Massachusetts recycling companies have shut...
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If your business generates any scrap copper, you probably noticed that 2021 was a banner year for copper prices. So far, 2022 is following suit. And if your business buys scrap copper, you’ve definitely noticed that copper has been more expensive than ever before.  Globally, copper prices reached all-time highs in 2021 and reached a...
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Making significant changes almost always takes longer than we’d like. That’s true of a lot of things in life. It’s also something we’re seeing in the recycling industry right now, as billions of single-use paper cups end up in landfills because wide-scale paper cup recycling continues to be just out of reach. It’s frustrating because...
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Pre-pandemic, the global shipping industry wasn’t a big topic of conversation at parties. But once people stuck at home during quarantine started online shopping and the shipping container shortage began, global shipping and supply chain logistics became things everyone talks about. Clogged shipping ports, staffing shortages and skyrocketing prices for space on shipping containers have...
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At home, whether or not you recycle is your choice. There probably won’t be any consequences if you don’t wash and recycle your plastic containers. But business leaders have to look at every decision through multiple lenses to determine what is the most beneficial in the long run. Even things that may seem minor, like...
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Here are two things we know for sure about Americans and recycling: First, most people believe that recycling is a good and important practice. In a 2017 Carton Council survey of nearly 7,000 people, 94 percent said they support recycling and 74 percent said it should be a priority. Many people also say they care...
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From entrepreneurs working at their kitchen tables, to huge manufacturers employing thousands of workers, nearly all American businesses have one tool in common: Electronics. Cell phones and computers keep everyone connected. Machinery and appliances keep things running. Because electronics are part of every business, electronics recycling should be standard for every business. It’s the most...
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      Bottles, cans and plastic wrap. Plastic milk crates. Even an office chair and a toilet seat. They’re all things that Miller Recycling has recently found mixed into incoming loads of recovered cardboard. Cardboard contamination is a global problem, and it’s not new—but developments over the last few years have made cardboard contamination a...
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People watching TV in 1990 might remember seeing commercials from DuPont declaring that empty plastic containers weren’t trash—they were “full of potential,” and that potential could only be harnessed by people recycling plastic. That same year, Coca-Cola began making bottles using recycled plastic. By 1992, there were nearly 5,000 curbside recycling programs in the U.S....
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