A New Path for Glass Recycling

A New Path for Glass Recycling

Houston, Texas removed glass from its curbside recycling program back in March of 2016 as a result of increasing processing costs and budget constraints. Similar developments in other cities paint a glum picture for the future of the recovered glass industry. Or do they?


Having Fun IRL: New Recreation Offerings Entice Consumers Away from Their Screens

Having Fun IRL: New Recreation Offerings Entice Consumers Away from Their Screens

Over 110 million people tuned in to watch Fox’s telecast of Superbowl LI on February 5, 2017, in which the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons. This is good news for Fox and Tom Brady, but also exemplifies a challenge faced by many providers of recreation services...


Demand for Wastepaper in US, China Has Recyclers Thinking Inside the Box

Demand for Wastepaper in US, China Has Recyclers Thinking Inside the Box

The volume of paper packaging recovered from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream is forecast to grow 0.5% annually through 2021. Corrugated boxes constitute 93% of recovered paper packaging due to their widespread use in shipping goods and a well-established infrastructure for recycling them.


Auto Leasing: Cultural Shift or Cyclical Market?

Auto Leasing: Cultural Shift or Cyclical Market?

US consumer spending on motor vehicle leases surpassed historic peaks in 2015. While some theorize that cultural changes have driven this trend, macroeconomic factors have also played an important role. Is the current level of demand sustainable, or is it doomed to decline?