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ASTRX is on a mission to learn more about the U.S. recycling system and use that knowledge to help capture and recycle more materials. In 2018, the ASTRX team focused on two key pieces of that system: the MRF and the reprocessor. ASTRX conducted a series of contextual interviews with MRFs and reprocessors in order to better understand what types of packaging consistently present problems for one or both pieces of the recycling system. This research identifies areas where changes to packaging design or infrastructure could help the end-of-life outcomes for all packaging.

ASTRX Review of Material Flow at MRFs and Reprocessors