What I am wondering about is what companies can/should be doing. It has taken a long time to get people to recycle and for our companies to put recycling into their processes. Now that materials aren't being recycled, these steps are being removed. How long will it take to reinstate processes when the recycling market is funtioning again?
Companies can achieve a certification through TRUE (formerly USGBC)
I don't think the recycling market is going to come back until it costs more to make virgin products instead of recycled products. Maybe carbon taxes will help move this forward.
I think it's interesting what TerraCycle is doing with some of the major brands through the Loop program. The cool thing is that these reusable containers can act like a kanban system to control inventory as well.