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According to news reports, the United States is in recovery mode. However, if you talk to scrap metal recyclers, the economy is stuck in neutral at best. During the Spotlight on the Economy session, held at the Insitute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) 2014 Convention & Exposition in... Read More...
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IScrap App Inc., based in Rockaway, N.J., has added a new dashboard design and features to its iScrap mobile app and online directory. Customers of the iScrap App can now interact with others in the scrap metal industry for buying and selling, the company says. Months in the making, the iScrap App... Read More...
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MBA Polymers, a plastics recycling company based in the United Kingdom, has won the Daniel Eberhardt Environmental Award at the 2014 Global Plastics Environment Conference (GPEC), held March 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. MBA says the award is the highest accolade to be bestowed by conference organizers,... Read More...
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A California Superior Court judge has ordered Lowe’s Home Centers LLC to pay $18.1 million as part of a settlement in a civil environmental case made by more than 30 county district attorneys in California. The settlement, signed April 1, 2014, by Alameda County Superior Court Judge George C.... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to three scrap industry veterans who have contributed to the success of the association and the recycling industry in general. ISRI honored Stanley Kramer of Kramer Metals, Los Angeles;... Read More...
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The board of directors for the mill services firm Harsco Corp., Camp Hill, Pa., has selected F. Nicholas Grasberger as the company’s new president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Harsco says that the appointment is the first step in a planned transition during which Grasberger... Read More...
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Fujitsu America Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a leading ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, in partnership with AnythingIT, an e-Stewards-certified electronics recycling company headquartered in Fair Lawn, N.J., have announced that they have... Read More...
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Berry Plastics Group, Evansville, Ind., and the plastics consulting firm Moore Recycling Associates, Sonoma, Calif., have launched an interactive polypropylene (PP) recycling program locator map at RecycleMorePlastic.org. Jon Rich, chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics, says, “As one of the largest... Read More...
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The Nashville, Tenn.-based optical sorting equipment manufacturer MSS Inc. (formerly Magnetic Separation Systems) has announced its celebration of 40 years of developing and manufacturing optical sorting technologies, several of which are still use.    The company was founded in 1974 by physicists... Read More...
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Dem-Con Companies, Shakopee, Minn., has teamed up with San Diego-based CP Group to custom design and install a 20-tons-per-hour single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) at the company’s headquarters.    The MRF, which began operating in November of 2013, is housed in a new 60,000-square-foot... Read More...
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The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, has announced that Dale Walker has joined the company as a sales engineer.   Walker has an extensive background in waste to energy and shredding of material for the production of a product or fuel, along with biodrying and material handling experience. He... Read More...
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A panel of electronics recyclers discussed various issues facing the industry in the Spotlight on Electronics session Tuesday, April 8, at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) 2014 Convention & Exposition. The panel, moderated by Jim Levine of Regency Technologies, with... Read More...
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Arlington, Va., has released its “Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative”  that shows a total of 620 million pounds of electronics were recycled in 2013, more than double the electronics collected for recycling three years ago. The... Read More...
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The aluminum company Aleris, headquartered in Cleveland, has confirmed that it is formally evaluating the potential sale of its recycling and specification alloys business. Steve Demetriou, Aleris chairman and CEO, says, "While the businesses remain steady and profitable with excellent long-term... Read More...
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Jake, Connor & Crew Inc., the Kitchener, Ontario-based manufacturer of containers and consoles for the document destruction industry, has announced a partnership with Doug Hill, owner and president of EcoVision Environmental, (http://ecovisionenvironmental.com/) a full-service company based in... Read More...
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Mobile shear manufacturer Stanley LaBounty, based in Two Harbors, Minn., has unveiled two new products at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2014 Convention and Exposition, held April 6-10 in Las Vegas. The company introduced the MSD800 mobile shear, which has been designed to fill... Read More...
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Novelis, an aluminum rolling and recycling firm based in Atlanta, has announced that the Marietta, Ga.-based microbrewery Red Hare Brewing Co., will be the first company in the country to use Novelis’ evercan aluminum sheet for its beverage cans. According to Novelis, evercan has been independently... Read More...
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Petoskey Plastics, a plastics recycling and bag and resin manufacturer based in Petoskey, Mich., has announced plans to expand its Hartford City, Ind., operations. The company cited the growth in its recycling services and product line as the reason for expanding its Indiana facility. To assist in... Read More...
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The city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has awarded SENA Waste Services, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement North America, a five-year contract to operate and maintain the city’s 64,000-square-foot materials recovery facility (MRF). The value of the contract is worth up to $45 million. The MRF, one... Read More...
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Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has decided to idle the No. 2 paper machine at its DeRidder, La., mill and will produce containerboard on its No. 3 machine. The company, headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., will convert its No. 3 newsprint machine at the DeRidder mill to produce what it calls... Read More...

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