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The American Chemistry Council (ACC), Washington, D.C., has released a report estimating that the amount of rigid plastics, excluding bottles, recycled in 2012 rose to nearly 1.02 billion pounds (510,000 tons), an increase of 10 percent over 2011’s figure and triple the amount recycled in 2007,... Read More...
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Kuusakoski Recycling US, a division of Finland-based Kuusakoski Recycling, says since opening its Peoria, Ill., cathode ray tube (CRT) glass crushing plant in November 2013 it has received and processed several million pounds of CRT glass. Kuusakoski says CRT devices currently make up more than 40... Read More...
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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has announced final statewide commercial food waste disposal ban regulations to take effect on Oct. 1, 2014. The ban has been designed to divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the commonwealth’s waste stream. “... Read More...
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The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, (CDRA), a national association for C&D recyclers, has recognized Southern Waste Systems (SWS), and its sister company, Sun Recycling, as the 2014 C&D Recycler of the Year. The award was presented March 5 in Las Vegas at the annual... Read More...
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Rensselaer (N.Y.) County executives have announced that the former Fort Orange Paper Co. mill, located in Castleton, N.Y., has been sold to a company that has plans to convert the facility into a $250 million recycled-content paperboard mill. The paper mill has been idle for about 15 years.... Read More...
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Aluminum may be a metal in an oversupply situation, but if noncompetitive capacity is what is eliminated then smelters in the Middle East may be in better shape than those in many other parts of the world. Speaking to attendees of the 2014 Middle East Metals Recycling Conference, Richard... Read More...
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For different reasons, recycling obsolete electronics and stainless steel scrap each pose money-losing scenarios to the uninitiated, according to presenters at a session titled “A World of Opportunity” at the 2014 Middle East Metals Recycling Conference. Speaker Steven Art of Belgium-based Umicore... Read More...
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The timing couldn’t have been better for a discussion on the volatile nature of the copper and copper scrap market, which was held during the recently concluded 2014 Middle East Metals Recycling Conference, in Dubai, March 2-3. The panel, which consisted of two significant consumers of copper scrap... Read More...
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Inashco BV and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. have announced the formation of a new North American-based joint-venture (JV) company dedicated to the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process. The 50/50-owned JV company, Eco Recovery Solutions LLC (ERS), “will use... Read More...
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As session chair Bill Moore of Moore & Associates, Atlanta, introduced panelists at the “Mill Buyers’ Roundtable” at the 2014 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Middle East, March 4-5, in Dubai, he summarized why the paper mill recovered fiber purchasing position can be a difficult one.... Read More...
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Covanta, Morristown, N.J., has announced a new organics waste agreement with the Lake Compounce theme park in Bristol, Conn. This is Covanta's first organics agreement in Connecticut since announcing its partnership with Turning Earth LLC, King of Prussia, Pa., to provide organics recycling for the... Read More...
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Brady plc, a supplier of commodity, energy and recycling software for transaction processing and risk management, has announced that OneSteel Recycling Asia has begun using Brady’s software to manage its physical trading and risk requirements for its base metals business in Hong Kong. In addition... Read More...
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As in many parts of Europe and the U.S., there is a lot of “negative hype” about plastic shopping bags in the Middle East, says Bilal Effendi of United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based plastics compounder and scrap plastics re-processor Paklite. Speaking to attendees at the 2014 Paper & Plastics... Read More...
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The nations comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) include several with living standards that have risen sharply in the past 30 years, resulting in a far greater number of cars and trucks on the road. At an End-of-Life Vehicle Workshop held in conjunction with the 2014 Middle East Metals... Read More...
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Eco Plastics, a plastics recycling company based in Hemswell, Lincolnshire, U.K., has signed a long-term partnership arrangement with Gwynedd Council, which Eco Plastics says is the first of its kind in the country. Under the agreement, Eco Plastics will receive all the mixed plastic produced... Read More...
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Sims Recycling Solutions, with Americas headquarters in West Chicago, Ill., has announced its membership in The Green Grid, Beaverton, Ore. Sims says its membership will offer the opportunity to provide The Green Grid with global expertise regarding the responsible and efficient disposal of... Read More...
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