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The plastics recycling division of the German recycling association BVSE will be holding its 17th International Conference on Recycling of Plastics June 3-4 in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. The BVSE says this year’s conference will begin with workshops that deal with the following topics: plastics... Read More...
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Redwave, an Austrian-based supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment and turnkey sorting systems, has created a new subsidiary in North America. The company, called Redwave Solutions US, has offices in Minnesota, Georgia and New York. The new division will concentrate on systems design, machine... Read More...
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Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co., a supplier of roll-out carts, recycle bins, commercial containers and software systems to the waste and recycling collection industry, has released the latest version of its Container Asset Recovery Tracking System (CARTS). According to Rehrig Pacific, the... Read More...
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Mark Millett, president and CEO of the steel minimill company Steel Dynamics Inc., headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been named 2014 Steelmaker of the Year at the AISTech 2014 convention. Additionally, Millett was recognized with the 2014 William Hogan Memorial Lecture Award. The AISTech... Read More...
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TechWaste Recycling, based in Santa Ana, California, has opened a new electronics recycling facility in Brooklyn, New York. The 10,000-square-foot facility is expandable to 20,000 square feet, the company reports. The company says the new facility strengthens its goal of handling a larger amount... Read More...
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Dell Corp., Hewlett-Packard and Philips are among three manufacturers working to build the recycling infrastructure in emerging markets, such as in Kenya, Africa. These efforts were discussed during a panel session titled “Going Global,” during the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI... Read More...
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The city of Cleveland’s Department of Public Works has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a long-term waste management solution for the city. The RFP is soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in proposing to design, build, own and operate a Waste Reduction and Recycling (WR... Read More...
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The aluminum firm Alcoa, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has signed a long-term agreement to supply aluminum sheet with Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in a five-year contract valued at nearly $290 million. Under the agreement, Alcoa’s Davenport, Iowa, facility will provide Spirit with aluminum sheet products... Read More...
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The city council for Guelph, Ontario, has approved a contract to process the recyclables collected by Rizzo Environmental Services in the Detroit area. The Ontario-based company Recyclable Material Marketing (ReMM) also is a part of the program and will be involved in brokering the recyclables to... Read More...
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The equipment company Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America, West Fargo, North Dakota, has introduced three material handlers and four-tine grapples. The first model being launched is the DX225MH-3 material handler. Doosan says additional material handlers will include the DX300MH-5, a... Read More...
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Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in Madison, Wisconsin, has completed the acquisition of Plastic Packaging Corp. (PPC), based in West Springfield, Massachusetts. PPC manufacturers injected molded polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) rigid... Read More...
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Paper recycling rates            The trade association the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), based in Washington, has reported the recycling rate for paper and paperboard dipped slightly to 63.5 percent in 2013, down slightly from the previous year’s paper recovery rate... Read More...
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for the state legislature to act on a proposal, Senate Bill 27 – An Act Concerning Connecticut's Recycling and Materials Management Strategy, which seeks to sharply increase the recycling rate in the state, as well as create economic benefits for state... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), based in Washington, has elected four new national officers, three directors-at-large and one associate director to its board, all of whom will serve two-year terms ending in 2016. The elections were held during the recently concluded ISRI 2014... Read More...
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The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Bohemia, New York, has presented its Environmental Excellence Award for Innovations in Sustainability to Glendale, California-based Avery Dennison’s Materials Group at FTA’s annual forum. Avery Dennison, a labeling and packaging materials and solutions... Read More...
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Tomra Sorting Recycling has unveiled the next generation of its TITECH finder sensor-based metal sorting system at the IFAT Entsorga trade fair held in Munich, May 5-9. The new TITECH finder features Tomra’s Deep Data technology, which the company says is its latest innovation for collecting,... Read More...
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Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, has appointed Bogota, Colombia-based MSA Group and its Recycling Division as its distributor for Central and South America, excluding Mexico. MSA Group also has regional offices in Brazil. The MSA Group will represent Granutech-Saturn’s product... Read More...
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BACE, a manufacturer of vertical balers and compactors headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has hired Gregory Leon as its senior vice president of sales and marketing. Leon (pictured at right) has more than 25 years of experience with manufacturing firms in the recycling and waste equipment... Read More...
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Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas, has joined up with CEOs from more than a dozen companies to sign commitments designed to “accelerate innovation in recycling and sustainable agriculture.” The pledges were announced during Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo (click here to watch video of a... Read More...
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The Danish firm Genan has opened a tire recycling facility in Houston, which, the company says, is the largest of its type in the world. The facility will be able to process 100,000 tons of tires yearly. The company invested about $140 million at the plant. Genan says the factory is the first step... Read More...

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