The researchers are using $2.5 million in funding to develop robotics technology that could help make recycling facilities safer, cleaner and more efficient.
Both the company and the military offer challenging careers that place a high importance on safety, service and values.
Australia announced it will ban the export of recyclable waste from its shores, with a phase-out of the practice beginning next July.
The four-part South China Morning Post podcast series features industry veteran and Waste360 columnist Chaz Miller.
Respondents reveal their support for a proposal to reduce the use of non-recyclable packaging and provide funding for statewide recycling and composting.
The company will add 350,000 tons per year of old corrugated cardboard pulping capacity at its Wallula, Wash., mill.
The investment will fund the addition of new equipment and enhance sitewide safety.
The report covers topics across environmental, social, governance and financial performance.
The sites will convert hundreds of thousands of tons of post-consumer plastics into new products.