Author Archives: PSI Chapter

Profiles in Paper: Ed Tucciarone

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Q & A Interview with ED TUCCIARONE Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: While I  was earning my associate’s degree, I worked at a publishing house and took its scrap paper for recycling to Bruno & D’Elia in Hackensack, N.J. That company hired me to work as a scale […]

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Past President Interview: Joel Litman

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Joel Litman Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: Yes, I’m currently co-owner and president of Texas Recycling, Inc. in Dallas and manager of Action Shred of Texas, our affiliated information destruction company. Q: What keeps you interested and engaged in the industry? A: The combination of working […]

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New Podcast Features PSI President Leonard Zeid

“Pile of Scrap” Podcast PSI President Leonard Zeid talks paper recycling with John Sacco, former ISRI chair and president of Sierra International Machinery.  

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PSI Announces Officer Nominations

PSI Nominates New Officers PSI’s Nominating Committee, as required by the PSI bylaws, met Nov. 11, 2019, via conference call and put forward the above officer nominations to the PSI Board of Directors. The PSI Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed slate during its Nov. 15 conference call. The PSI Chapter’s election meeting is scheduled for Feb. […]

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Midwest Paper Retriever Joins PSI Chapter

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Midwest Paper Retriever (MPR) is a family owned and operated company that started in 2014 upon the acquisition of the Abitibi Paper Retriever program in the Chicagoland area. MPR, based in Joliet, Ill., is part of the Ward family of companies, which operates nine MRFs regionally in the Chicago, Memphis, Central Florida, and San Antonio […]

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PSI 2020 Scholarship Application Now Available

PSI Posts 2020 Scholarship Application The PSI Chapter has launched its 2020 academic scholarship program, posting the scholarship requirements and new application here. The deadline for applications is March 16, 2020, with winners announced in early June. The PSI scholarship program provides funds to select students who are dependents of employees in the recycling divisions […]

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Profiles in Paper: Kerry Getter

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Q & A Interview with KERRY GETTER Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: My father and brother had started a company named All Wastepaper Recycling in Dallas in the mid-1970s. After I graduated from college, I worked in the commercial banking business in Texas for 10 years. In the late […]

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Sierra Becomes New PSI Member

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Sierra International Machinery—which recently joined the PSI Chapter—sells and services processing equipment for the scrap, recycling, and waste industries. The company’s equipment offerings include single- and two-ram balers, material handlers, portable baler/loggers, and conveyors. Sierra also sells used equipment and provides both in-stock parts and on-call service for customers. In addition to its headquarters facility […]

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Contest Invites Students to Imagine Recycling’s Future

Attention all PSI Chapter members with a student in grades K-12! ISRI and JASON Learning invite all students to participate in their annual recycling-focused video and poster contest.  This year’s contest encourages students to create a video or a poster that imagines what recycling will look like in 50, 75, or even 100 years from […]

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Profiles in Paper: Morris Friedman

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Q & A Interview with MORRIS FRIEDMAN Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I grew up in the scrap business. My father Abe and his brother Marty started a scrap business—City Iron and Wastepaper—in Lorain, Ohio, in the mid-to-late-1950s in the back yard of their house. They became one […]

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