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Five Headline Friday-January 5th, 2018


Welcome to our first Five Headline Friday blog post. Each week we will gather the five articles we found most interesting that week, and share them with you here. This week, our focus was on recycling trends, the circular economy, and the recently passed tax bill. We hope you enjoy this curated list. Feel free to let us know what you think on facebook or twitter @cascadealliance.


6 waste industry trends to watch in 2018

This article from WasteDive explores the most striking trends in the waste/recycling industry moving into 2018, including China’s waste ban, new technologies, Tax Reform and the EPA. Keep an eye on the industry, it’s going to be an interesting year…READ MORE


Mountains of US recycling pile up as China restricts imports

This article from PRI explores China’s recently instituted waste ban and the impacts already felt by U.S. Recyclers…READ MORE


Nonprofits are the unintended victims of the new tax bill

This article from The Hill draws attention to possible impacts of the new tax bill. The new bill doubles the standard deduction, which could de-incentivize charitable donations…READ MORE


A New Textile Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future

This report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Circular Fibres Initiative illuminates the problems with the clothing industry and offers some solutions to bring textiles into the circular economy. A long read, but worth it for those interested in fashion, clothing, textiles, or the circular economy…READ MORE

8 ripple effects of the circular economy in 2017

This article from GreenBiz talks about the way in which the circular economy expanded this year in some unlikely places, including fashion, 3D printing, and food service…READ MORE