Similar to the material stream itself, the industry is undergoing a shift – one in which basic diversion rates no longer suffice to tell the story about program effectiveness.

During one session at the recent Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis, leaders from different realms of materials recovery discussed ways of thinking about measurement, strategies for action based on those calculations, and how that information fits into national data on recycling efforts.

The speakers included a state environmental agency program leader, a recycling consultant and a program leader in the U.S. EPA.

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Experts offer look at evolving world of recycling data