Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center

Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center

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The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center Corporation (RMC) is an independent, Pennsylvania non-profit corporation with mission to reduce or eliminate barriers that lead to new expanded use of Pennsylvania’s recycled materials.

The RMC team brings markets development assistance to a near endless list of stakeholders including entrepreneurs, manufacturers, recycled material processors, collection programs, haulers, and governmental agencies. In operation since 2005 and with anchor funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the RMC has an affiliation with Penn State and is headquartered at Penn State Harrisburg with an office in Pittsburgh. Core areas of RMC outreach include feedstock supply connectivity, applied research and commercialization assistance; technology acceleration; and concierge service as a curator of technical and business growth information.

Building and supporting Pennsylvania’s $22.6B recycling marketplace with over 120 years of combined professional recycling industry experience, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center bridges relationships between economic development and use of Pennsylvania’s recycled materials supply.

2020 - Webinars | News | Updates | Events


FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR July 17 | Use of Biochar in Soil Restoration, Landscaping and Green Infrastructure

Presenters: Tom Miles, Mark Highland and Chuck Hegberg

Three experts in the production and use of biochar will discuss and provide examples of the conversion of urban organic residues to biochar for use in urban landscaping, restoration of urban soils and green infrastructure.

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR June16 | Sustainable Materials Management at Universities

Presenter: Jack DeBell, University of Colorado (retired) / NRC Coalition Campus Council
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Recently, the NRC appointed a Campus Council to meet the need for stronger linkages between higher ed and the SMM industry. Degree programs, career services, applied research / technology transfer, and relationships with recycling leaders are examples of the opportunities the Campus Council develops between on-campus and off-campus groups.

Jack DeBell will provide an update of recent activities and accomplishments- focusing on opportunities in which the audience can immediately engage. 

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FREE INDUSTRY WEBINAR May 28 | Recycled Paper Commodities Markets Update Megan Workman

Presenter: Megan Workman, Price Reporter/Editor, Fastmarkets RISI
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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)
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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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