In this installment of our ‘Getting to Know Us’ series, James Lotterer tells us about his background, professional career at WTS, Inc. and how he helps enhance the sustainability of our stakeholders.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an approach to circularity and recycling that makes producers responsible (financially and/or physically) for their end-of-life products and packaging. Some brands have made EPR part of their business model, but… Read More »Momentum at the State Level for Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation
Like many other products, the glass recycling industry has experienced turbulence the last few years. The reasons are varied: Covid-19 pandemic (temporary restrictions placed on returns/collection programs, bar/restaurant/hospitality industry closures and restrictions), shifting marketplace and… Read More »Status of Glass Recycling
The overall status of the plastics recycling market has not changed materially since our last update in January, 2021.[i] The amount of plastic being produced continues to increase, with significant CAPEX spending planned by the… Read More »Plastics Recycling Update – 06/21/2021
The Challenge: A WTS client (a specialty chemical manufacturer) produces a versatile chemical product with multiple applications that are essential in the production of several important chemicals, polymer foams as well as a precursor to… Read More »Case Study – Finding a Circular Solution for Caustic By-Product
Overview / Background: Increasingly, manufacturers and producers in the business of chemistry are faced with the management of their product which is at their customer locations. The product may be unused, excess, expired or in… Read More »Case Study – Managing Your Product at Your Customer’s Location
In 2020, long-term industry trends collided with the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing new challenges to the already-beleaguered market for recycled plastics. Industry has long been planning increased plastic production to prepare for the reduction in fossil… Read More »Plastics Recycling Update
As the climate crisis intensifies, governments, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers are increasingly expanding their conception of sustainability to include embedded emissions (also referred to as embodied emissions, embodied energy, embedded carbon, etc.). There is no standard… Read More »Embedded Emissions