Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center

Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center

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The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center is a leader in developing and expanding recycling markets in Pennsylvania. The Mission of the RMC is to expand and develop more secure and robust markets for recovered (recycled) materials by helping to overcome market barriers and inefficiencies.

In a competitive global marketplace, the RMC is the keystone clearinghouse of environmental, economic development, and manufacturing resources for end use support of recycled commodities and products.

The RMC is headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg with a satellite office near Pittsburgh.

2020 - Webinars | News | Updates | Events


FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR February 18 | Advancing Circular Economies in Plastics – Plastics are a Regenerating Hydrocarbon Reserve Christopher J. Faulkner, Ph.D.

Presenter: Christopher J. Faulkner, Ph.D., Vice President, Project Management & Technology, Agilyx
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
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The dynamics of the current recycling industry are very complex. Recycling programs are typically very localized and fragmented, exposed to significant commodity value fluctuations, but most importantly, they are not designed to capture the majority of plastics. As a result, only the best high-quality plastic waste is recovered from the waste and recycling streams stranding more than 75% of the remaining waste plastic with no recycling option. This webinar will discuss how the fundamental vision of viewing plastics as an above ground hydrocarbon reserve drives the innovation and commercialization of circular pathways…

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR January 21 | Advancing Circular Economies in Electronics – The Battery Challenge Carol Mars, PhD

Presenter: Carol Mars, Ph.D., Director, Technical Development and Innovation, The Sustainability Consortium.
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
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Creating a true circular economy for electronic equipment relies on the ability to reuse or recycle all components in a given product. Batteries are a key component in and a key barrier to creating circularity in electronics. This issue is relevant not only for the traditional consumer electronics industry, but all industries that rely on power storage. In this webinar, we will look at why batteries of all sizes present a significant challenge to circularity and some of the efforts underway to mitigate their impact…

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR December 17 | Evolution of a Wastewater Treatment Plant to a Food Waste to Energy Facility for the Cogeneration of Heat and Energy Thomas Darby

Presenter: Thomas W. Darby., Manager, Hermitage Municipal Authority & Superintendent, Water Pollution Control Department, City of Hermitage, PA.
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
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This webinar will focus on a case study of the evolution of a wastewater treatment plant to a food waste to energy facility for the cogeneration of heat and energy.  Introduction of food waste into the wastewater treatment process has resulted in a higher capture rate of energy value while decreasing landfilling for food waste generators. All this is being done while still functioning as a typical wastewater treatment plant and meeting all permit effluent limits…

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Recycling Means Business in Pennsylvania RMC News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2019 HARRISBURG, PA – In recognition of America Recycles Day, November 15, and selected through a nationwide invitational process, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) accepted the call to participate in the first Environmental Protection Agency 2019 America Recycles Innovation Fair, Washington, D.C. Supporting “Made …

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