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The Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), Arlington, Va., which works to increase efficiencies in residential curbside recycling programs, has appointed Keefe Harrison as executive director. She will replace Steve Thompson, CVP founding executive director, who is retiring after more than a decade with... Read More...
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U.K.-based AMCS Group has acquired PC Scale Technologies (PCST) of Oxford, Pa. With the acquisition, AMCS becomes one of the largest providers of end-to-end software and on-vehicle technology for the recycling and waste management industry. The company says it is now the only provider worldwide... Read More...
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Eriez, headquartered in Erie, Pa., has released a three-dimensional video that has been designed to capture the equipment in action removing long, troublesome pokers from shredded material.     The two-minute video is posted on Eriez’s website as well as the company’s YouTube channel.   “We created... Read More...
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HOS heavy-duty pipe shredders from Slatersville, R.I.-based Herbold Meckesheim USA are designed to smoothly and efficiently reduce large, thick-walled plastic pipes to chips about 2.4 to 3.9 inches square.    Herbold Meckesheim USA, a subsidiary of Herbold Meckesheim Germany, designs, manufactures... Read More...
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Gary Sims, president and chairman of Sims Brothers Recycling, a Marion, Ohio-based recycling company, has announced the promotion of Garrett Tracey (right) to the position of chief operating officer (COO) and chief commercial officer (CCO). Tracey, who joined Sims Brothers in 2008, previously... Read More...
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The city of Los Angeles’ City Attorney has filed 15 criminal charges against JGR Metal Recycling Inc., a Sun Valley, Calif.-based metals recycling firm, for allegedly failing to properly dispose of hazardous waste on numerous occasions. The company, along with its owner Jose Guadalupe Romero, were... Read More...
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Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with officials of plastics recycling company Allied Reprocessing recently held an open house at a new Allied facility in Ripley, Tenn. The company’s original building was destroyed by a fire in November of... Read More...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) proposed rule, expanding the list of materials that are recognized as “non-waste fuels” to include processed construction and demolition (C&D) wood, paper recycling residuals and creosote-... Read More...
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Chicago-based CME Group, which operates a derivatives marketplace, has announced plans to launch North American physically delivered aluminum futures contracts, beginning May 5, 2014, pending all regulatory approvals. CME says the new contract will build on the firm’s existing suite of base metals... Read More...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), recently held a workshop in El Paso, Texas, to help increase tire recycling on the U.S./Mexico border. According to the EPA, each year, the... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, D.C., has announced a redesign and upgrade to ScrapTheftAlert.com. ISRI says the website allows law enforcement (and certain corporate security personnel) to post alerts that are sent to users within a 100-mile radius of the theft... Read More...
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Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC), along with a number of partner firms in Japan, has developed what it claims is the world’s first technology to recycle copper in wiring harnesses. The automaker, along with Yazaki Corp., a manufacturer of automobile components; Toyota Tsusho Corp., the trading arm of the... Read More...
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The state of Ohio’s Controlling Board has approved a $1.6 million loan through the agency’s Commercial Acceleration Loan Fund (CALF) to help fund Vadxx Energy LLC’s plastics-to-fuel facility in Akron, Ohio. The goal of the loan fund is to bridge the gap between an early-stage entrepreneurs’ need... Read More...
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The National Waste & Recycling Association (Waste & Recycling), Washington, D.C., has released its position opposing local and state government mandates governing product stewardship programs for printed paper and packaging.    Waste & Recycling is the trade association representing... Read More...
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RethinkWaste, San Carlos, Calif., has announced that it is a 2014 Acterra Business Environmental Award winner for its Environmental Education Center and tours program at its Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos. RethinkWaste was honored in the Environmental Project category as a medium-size... Read More...
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Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group, along with Keep America Beautiful, will be awarding grants to 26 local and county governments in 19 states to purchase recycling containers to be placed at public parks. The grants are part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin... Read More...
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A study of 11 international extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging has identified a series of emerging global best practices for packaging EPR designed to optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.    The report is the culmination of two years of research... Read More...
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A study of 11 international extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for packaging has identified a series of emerging global best practices for packaging EPR designed to optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.    The report is the culmination of two years of research... Read More...
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The board of directors of Boulder, Colo.-based R2 Solutions has voted unanimously to clarify that R2:2013 prohibits the use of CRT (cathode ray tube) glass that no longer is considered a focus material (FM) as alternative daily cover (ADC) at solid waste landfills. “This formal clarification by the... Read More...
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Jake, Connor & Crew, the Kitchener, Ontario-based manufacture of containers and consoles for the document destruction industry, has opened a distribution center in central California. The new center will be stocked with the company’s full line of products for the document protection and waste... Read More...

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