Waste Management Recycle AmericaMichael Florio
Waste Management Recycle America• Operated and Maintained Material Recovery Facilities(MRF’S) 133• Single Stream Facilitie...
Are the availability of givencommodities (like paper) shifting, i.e.increasing or decreasing?
• Industry is moving to Zero Waste.• Packaging Industry Reengineering to Reducepackage Size.• North American Newsprint Ind...
How much contamination of thestreams do they see and does it matterbased on where the commodities arebeing sent?
Contamination• Prohibitive vs. Out throw• Mill Cleaning Systems• Domestic vs. Export
Contamination
Are there mills in the US or doeseverything go overseas?
Export vs. Domestic• Waste Management handles over 9 million tons ofrecyclables per year• •Nationally, WM exports 4M tons ...
How will the shifts in commoditiesimpact contracts?
Contract impact from commodities• Make-up of the Inbound Streams• Changing Demand for the Materials in theStream
What is the path of most of thematerials after they leave theprocessors?
The Path
Think Green.Think Waste Management
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Municipal Workshop- Shifts in the Markets and Where Your Materials Go: Mike Florio form Waste Management discusses how commodity change, contamination and impact on contracts.

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Waste Management Recycle America

  1. 1. Waste Management Recycle AmericaMichael Florio
  2. 2. Waste Management Recycle America• Operated and Maintained Material Recovery Facilities(MRF’S) 133• Single Stream Facilities 33• Plastics Processing Plants: 1• Electronic Scrap Recycling Plants: 7• Recovered Products Marketed by WMRA Annually:9.5 million tons
  3. 3. Are the availability of givencommodities (like paper) shifting, i.e.increasing or decreasing?
  4. 4. • Industry is moving to Zero Waste.• Packaging Industry Reengineering to Reducepackage Size.• North American Newsprint Industry Shrinking• Print Industry is Consolidating• The investment to capture additional recyclables isincreasingCommodity Change
  5. 5. How much contamination of thestreams do they see and does it matterbased on where the commodities arebeing sent?
  6. 6. Contamination• Prohibitive vs. Out throw• Mill Cleaning Systems• Domestic vs. Export
  7. 7. Contamination
  8. 8. Are there mills in the US or doeseverything go overseas?
  9. 9. Export vs. Domestic• Waste Management handles over 9 million tons ofrecyclables per year• •Nationally, WM exports 4M tons per year, and ships 5.5M tonsper year to domestic mills• •Major export mills are: Nine Dragons, Lee and Man Paper,Guangzhou, Chenming Paper Group, Donnguan• •Major domestic mills are: Marcal, Cascades, InternationalPaper, Rock Tenn, IFP, GP, Kruger
  10. 10. How will the shifts in commoditiesimpact contracts?
  11. 11. Contract impact from commodities• Make-up of the Inbound Streams• Changing Demand for the Materials in theStream
  12. 12. What is the path of most of thematerials after they leave theprocessors?
  13. 13. The Path
  14. 14. Think Green.Think Waste Management

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