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 May 28 | Recycled Paper Commodities Markets Update Megan Workman

Presenter: Megan Workman, Price Reporter/Editor, Fastmarkets RISI
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
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Paper recycling industry expert, Megan Workman, will provide an update on recycled paper in the U.S., and will include updates on collection, markets, and recent challenges, including China’s import restrictions. The session will also include a discussion on the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR April 21 | Recycled Plastics Commodities Markets Update Kate Engles

Presenter: Kate Eagles, Program Director, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
FREE Webinar Registration: CLICK HERE

Plastics recycling industry expert, Kate Eagles, will provide an update on recycled plastics in the U.S., to include updates on collection, markets, and recent challenges. The session will also include brief descriptions of APR’s programs that directly pertain to plastics recycling, as well as recent activities and communications on the impacts of the Coronavirus.

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR March 31 | Recycled Metals Commodities Markets Update Joseph Pickard

Presenter: Joseph Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of Commodities, The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Where: On your computer, in the comfort of your office.
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Industry expert, Joe Pickard, will provide an update of the metal commodities markets with a focus on recycled scrap metal, and the impact of China’s import restrictions and the U.S. / China trade negotiations…

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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.
FREE Webinar Registration: CLICK HERE

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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