U.S. markets open in 5 hours 55 minutes
  • S&P Futures

    3,854.75
    +45.50 (+1.19%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    31,253.00
    +341.00 (+1.10%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    13,119.25
    +208.25 (+1.61%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,249.60
    +50.40 (+2.29%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    62.62
    +1.12 (+1.82%)
     
  • Gold

    1,752.00
    +23.20 (+1.34%)
     
  • Silver

    27.05
    +0.60 (+2.29%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.2061
    -0.0026 (-0.22%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.4600
    0.0000 (0.00%)
     
  • Vix

    25.13
    -3.76 (-13.01%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3940
    +0.0018 (+0.13%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    106.5760
    +0.0740 (+0.07%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    46,924.53
    +2,279.00 (+5.10%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    939.02
    +5.89 (+0.63%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    6,593.66
    +110.23 (+1.70%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,663.50
    +697.49 (+2.41%)
     

Household Holiday Recycling Impacts Availability of Consumer Paper Goods

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·3 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Republic Services braces for an influx of packaging waste as online shopping soars

PHOENIX, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With consumers shopping online more than ever before, Republic Services is bracing for an influx of discarded packaging material during the holiday season and is asking consumers to make sure they are recycling materials correctly. There's significant need for recycled paper due to the unprecedented demand for household paper products and cardboard during the pandemic.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8683451-republic-services-household-holiday-recycling/

US retail e-commerce sales are expected to jump nearly 36% this year, according to a recent eMarketer report, and the United States Postal Service expects significant volume increases in packages and mail this holiday season.

Consumers' recycling behaviors have a trickle-down effect, said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability. "Proper recycling is more important than ever to help ensure a steady supply of recycled paper to manufacture toilet paper and other products during this critical pandemic period," he said. "Currently, there's unprecedented demand for cardboard and paper, and we always need aluminum and metal cans."

Household Waste Increases 25% During the Holidays
With all the gift giving, eating, drinking and decorating, American households each generate 25 percent more waste from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, which is equivalent to producing 1,000 extra pounds of garbage. Keller said about 80% of holiday waste can be reused, re-purposed or recycled. He shared the following tips to help consumers recycle correctly.

  • DO: Cardboard and paper boxes should be recycled along with metal food and beverage cans.

  • DON'T: Curbside recycling programs can't process most packaging materials, including bubble wrap, cellophane, plastic film and bags, air pillows and foam packaging. If you can't reuse or donate these materials, put them in your waste container.

  • DO: Only plain, glitter-free and non-laminated paper gift bags, wrapping paper and envelopes can be recycled. Fancy bags, cellophane wrapping paper and shiny bows are not recyclable. Save and reuse these materials next year.

  • DON'T: Recycling should always stay separated and loose. Never bag or box your recyclables before placing them in the bin. Also, flattening cardboard boxes will save space in your recycling cart.

  • DO: All recyclables must be empty, clean and dry before they go into the bin.

For more tips on holiday recycling, visit RecyclingSimplified.com.

About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make responsible recycling and waste disposal effortless for its customers across the country. Its 36,000 employees are committed to providing a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet® for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. For more information, visit RepublicServices.com, or follow us at Facebook.com/RepublicServices, @RepublicService on Twitter and @republic_services on Instagram.

Holiday Recycling Tips
Holiday Recycling Tips
Spanish Holiday Recycling Tips
Spanish Holiday Recycling Tips
Electronics Recycling Tips
Electronics Recycling Tips
Republic Services logo
Republic Services logo
Cision
Cision

View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/household-holiday-recycling-impacts-availability-of-consumer-paper-goods-301185926.html

SOURCE Republic Services, Inc.