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Publications & Video Presentations

Rules to Recycle By   Consumer Reports, May 2015
Patty Moore offers tips on how to be a better recycler.

The Big Apple Made a Big Blunder on EPS   Plastics Recycling Update, February 2015
New York City leaders forgo the opportunity to lead in EPS recycling
by Patty Moore

Green Guardian   Ecycle Best Blog, January 2015
Meet the Green Guardian of the week, Patty Moore

Think Tank   Scrap Magazine, January 2015
Ten questions on the state of the U.S. plastic recycling market
by Patty Moore

Recyclable Alternatives to Single-Use Disposable Beverage Cups for Metro's Visitor Venues   
by Tabor Consulting Group and Moore Recycling Associates

Is PET still Fenced in?   Resource Recycling, November 2014
China's PET market after the Green Fence
by Sally Houghton

Cleaning Up Dirty Words   Resource Recycling, November 2014
A resource for improving recycling through better communication
by Stacey Luddy

More Than Just Word Play   Plastics Recycling Update, November 2014
Working toward standard bale-commodity terminology and clearer communication among plastics recycling professionals
by Stacey Luddy and Kara Pochiro

Better Together   Recycling Today, July 2014
Why paper recyclers are getting into film
by Nina Bellucci Butler and Bill Moore

Trending Upward   Recycling Today, July 2014
Challenges to sustaining growth in postconsumer plastics recycling
by Kate Eagles

That’s a WRAP   Plastics Recycling Update, February 2014
A campaign to capture and recycle more film
by Nina Bellucci Butler

Sorting for Value   Plastics Recycling Update, February 2014
by Liz Bedard and Patty Moore

The Sort for Value matrix
developed by Moore Recycling Associates for
Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

Green Fence Update   Resource Recycling, October 2013
by Patty Moore and Sally Houghton

Plastic Recycling Collection National Reach Study: 2012 Update
by Moore Recycling Associates

Analysis of Flexible Film Plastics Packaging Diversion Systems
by Reclay StewardEdge with Resource Recycling Systems and
Moore Recycling Associates

Report On Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity in 2013
2013 US National Postconsumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report
2013 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report
2013 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report
2012 Postconsumer Plastics Recycling in Canada
Click here for archived Postconsumer Plastic Recycling Reports

Wisconsin Plastics Recycling Study Executive Summary
by Foth Infrastructure & Environment and Moore Recycling Associates

Wisconsin Plastics Recycling Study
by Foth Infrastructure & Environment and Moore Recycling Associates

Is Your Future in Plastics?   Scrap, May/June 2012
A few things you should know before
entering the plastics recycling business

Plastic Film and Bag Recycling Collection: National Reach Study
by Moore Recycling Associates

Plastics Recycling Primer, June 2011
prepared for the Maine State Planning Office
by Moore Recycling Associates

In My Opinion: We Need to Decode Plastics Recycling
by Patty Moore

Staying Flexible on Rigid Plastics
by Patty Moore

Film, PET and Mixed Plastic Recycling in China
by Patty Moore

100 Largest US Cities: Survey of Plastic Collection Programs
by Moore Recycling Associates

Waste Not, Want Not. How Paying Attention to Your "Waste Chain" Can Create a Sustainable Supply Chain
by Moore Recycling Associates

A Viable Business Model for Plastics Recycling
by Patty Moore

Bio-based Plastics: Navigating the Trade-offs
by Nina Bellucci Butler

What's in Store for Plastic Bags
by Nina Bellucci Butler

Feasibility of Adding Plastic Containers and Film to Curbside Recycling
by Moore Recycling Associates

Mayor's Art Show
Review of artist Peggy Spiess' work

Video Presentations

The Waste Sleuth Investigates: Polystyrene Recycling

Videos by Patty Moore (links to YouTube)

Plastic Recycling: The Truth Behind the Myths
Fossil Fuel Plastics and the Degradable Additives Scam
Plastic Recycling in China, Part 1
Plastic Recycling in China, Part 2

Video from the Northern California Recycling Association

Point of Return
What happens to recyclables after they leave the curb? This 17-minute documentary uses Oakland as a case study to explore local choices and their regional and global impacts.

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