Linking Supply & Demand

Resource Recycling | August 2019 | By: Dan Leif

A longtime MRF veteran was recently tapped by a U.S. composite rail tie manufacturer to lead business development. He describes his strategies to help ensure mixed plastics found a domestic home amid the wider market turmoil.

With so much uncertainty around export markets for recyclables, it’s become clear the industry needs to open more pathways to end users in North America.

But how to do that? For starters, strengthening domestic markets will require bolstered relationships between the materials recovery facilities selling MRFs bales and the manufacturers on the other side who are looking for specific attributes in the incoming feed-stock.

Brian Gaughan seems well-suited to make those MRF-to-market connections.

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