Meeting Archive:
October Open Forum- A Packaging Industry Collaboration to Improve MRF Efficiencies

Meeting Description:
October Open Forum
Derric Brown, Director, Sustainability, Evergreen Packaging
Five national trade associations recently co-funded a MRF Material Flow Study to find ways to optimize the recycling of their packaging after it goes into the bin or cart. The study specifically evaluated where packages end up in a sorting facility, why packages flow in certain ways and what potential changes to the sorting processes could improve recovery. It uniquely looks at how numerous materials flow through several different types of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) with the goal of better understanding how to get more recyclables actually recycled.
Derric's presentation will provide an overview of the study and its findings, including evidence that cartons should not be flattened or crushed before being placed in a recycling container. The five national trade associations who funded the study are Carton Council of North America, American Chemistry Council, Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, Foodservice Packaging Institute, and the National Association for PET Container Resources.
Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition
 Presenter Information
Derric Brown, Director, Sustainability, Evergreen Packaging
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