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
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 Industry Shrinking• Print Industry is Consolidating• The investment to capture additional recyclables isincreasingCommodity Change
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
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 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
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?