Saturday, May 9, 2009

U.S. paper production down in 2008

U.S. paper and paperboard capacity edged down 0.8 percent in 2008 to 96.3 million tons, slightly below the 1.0 percent annual rate of contraction recorded from 2001 through 2007. Total fiber consumption at U.S. paper and paperboard mills fell 3.8 percent to 89.4 million tons in 2008. More....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

International Compost Awareness Week

McEntee Media Corp.'s Composting News is one of the U.S. co-sponsors of International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2009. Composting News joins other co-sponsors like Coca-Cola, Chinet, Chick-fil-a and Garick in the annual campaign to create awareness about the benefits of compost and other natural and organic products.
The Write Company has created new advertorial features this month for Mimi VanderHavens Fabulous Buys:

D&L Recycling, Valley City, Ohio
The Green Smith Garden Center and Gift Shop, Hinckley, Ohio
Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Kizy Construction, Hinckley, Ohio
Green Tree Landscaping, LaGrange, Ohio
Justice and Company, Medina, Ohio
Vespa Scooters of Cleveland, Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Madd Chef's, Brunswick, Ohio
The Corkscrew Saloon, Medina, Ohio
Smoke 51 Ohio

National Recycling Congress cancelled

The NRC board made the decision one week ago. It was announced today:

On April 29, the Board of Directors of NRC decided to cancel this year's annual Congress and Exhibition that was scheduled for Portland, OR, October 4-7, 2009. This decision was reached only after an extensive analysis of likely attendance and exhibitor and sponsor financial support, and with consultation with the host State and key NRC leadership. An overriding factor was the ability of our diverse and geographically dispersed membership to attend this year's Congress in light of limited government and business budgets and problematic travel restrictions. We very much regret having to take this step, but look forward to working with each of you in the following year to restore Congress to its rightful role as the central networking and educational event for the nation's recycling community.

NRC Staff