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MRF Study Shows Path to Better Recovery of Materials
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MRF Study Shows Path to Better Recovery - July 2015

Occasionally you have to question everything you know. After all, things change.

Case in point: a recent MRF Material Flow Study proved that recyclable containers should not be flattened prior to their journey on the MRF sort lines. Materials that hold their shape have a higher tendency to flow to the container line and, ultimately, are more likely to be recycled.
Practically speaking, that means operations crews should minimize compaction of incoming containers, while education specialists should teach residents to stop crushing.

This was one of several major takeaways from the study, which sought to find ways to optimize the recycling of their packaging after it goes into the bin or cart.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:02

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