McCloskey International has introduced a 36” x 100’ VBIN desegregating telescoping stacker, which will make its debut at CONEXPO/CONAGG 2017 March 11-17 in Las Vegas, NV. This is the third product introduced in a growing line of self-contained desegregating conveyors to enhance and streamline materials handling.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced changes made to plastic specifications, which have been published in the Scrap Specifications Circular. These specification changes were approved by the ISRI Board of Directors during the fall 2016 Board Meeting in Salt Lake City.
In collaboration with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks today has begun a demonstration to test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle model. DSNY is the first Mack customer to evaluate DME, a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel.
Designed to be extremely powerful, versatile, user-friendly and applicable anywhere, the new Doppstadt SM 720 SA Plus screen offers a solution for operators who have to process large quantities of various recyclables in different places quickly and reliably. Recycling enterprises, compost and earth-working plants, underground engineering, gravel and sand operators or container services can separate nearly any solid input material into up to six different fractions by means of this screen: construction rubble, industrial waste, biomass or garbage, plastic, glass, paper or wood, sand, gravel, scrap or slag. The SM 720 SA Plus adapts to the screening tasks by component change.
According to the Hamilton-based Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), the quality of air that individuals breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity. The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to develop a mobile app to help individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, investment banking and operations, Mr. Boies brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Enerkem. Prior to joining Enerkem, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at RONA where he was responsible for the financial and corporate strategy, investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury and legal affairs. At RONA, he led the company’s turnaround as well as the transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s valued at C$3.2 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the largest institutional fund managers in North America.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting on February 10. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications, which are intended to increase understanding of the issues processors face when working with complex streams from municipal program sources.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has commended the publication of a new study by West Virginia University scientists at the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions ("CAFEE") quantifying methane emissions from heavy-duty natural gas-powered vehicles and refueling stations. CAFEE scientists collaborated on the study with the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") and a group of global natural gas industry leaders including the American Gas Association, Chart Industries, Clean Energy, Cummins, Cummins Westport, International Council on Clean Transportation, PepsiCo, Shell, Volvo Group, Waste Management, and Westport Fuel Systems. The study was published online by the journal Environmental Science & Technology and the results greatly expand on the very limited data on methane emissions from natural gas vehicles.
B Green Group sees a future in converting restaurant waste oil, fat and grease into biofuels. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 4 billion lb (1.81 billion kg) of trap grease available in the U.S. each year could yield about 500 million gal (1.89 billion L) of biodiesel instead of ending up in municipal waste streams. The figures for oils and fats are similar.
The Terex Finlay I-140 direct drive 1270mm x 1240mm (50” x 48”) horizontal impact crusher with variable speed gives operators unprecedented levels of production in both recycling, mining and quarrying applications. The robust and proven Terex CR032 chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and high consistency of product shape.
Molok Ltd of Finland and Molok North America of Canada have announced that Molok has been internationally recognized as leaders in sustainability by The New Economy Magazine – a quarterly technology, business and finance publication headquartered in London, England. Molok says they are in good company along with Google, Iceland, Tesla/Solar City, Resolute Forest Products and other award winners as it received the New Economy Clean Tech Award for Best Recycling and Waste Management Solutions. New Economy recognizes companies whose ideas, achievements, projects and solutions reflect innovation, long-term vision and leadership.
The US Composting Council, the leading organization supporting the growth of the organics recycling and compost manufacturing industry in the United States, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, and is set to host the largest composting and organics recycling conference in the world, in Los Angeles, from January 23 through 26th.
Global sensor-based solutions provider TOMRA has signed up as a member of the New Plastics Economy, a three-year initiative working towards a global plastics system guided by the principles of the circular economy. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the initiative brings together businesses, governments, scientists and citizens to accelerate the transition towards a more effective global system for plastics. The three main objectives of the project are the creation of an improved after-use plastics economy, the reduction of leakage of plastics into natural systems, and decoupling the production of plastics from fossil fuel-based feedstocks.
Engineering researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have developed guidelines for the microbial quality of recycled water for non-potable uses including laundry, landscape irrigation, agriculture, vehicle washing and fire-fighting. Grey water from laundry, dishwashing and showers, and black water from toilets can be recycled and reused provided the proposed water quality guidelines are maintained.
The global environmental toxic trade watchdog organization Basel Action Network, together with two Chilean NGOs -- FIMA and the Terram Foundation -- have urged the government of Chile to fulfill its international commitments to end transboundary trafficking in hazardous wastes. As part of the public consultation of one of the regulations, the three environmental advocacy organizations are urging the government to respect its international commitments concerning the import and export of hazardous waste.
Derichebourg Canada Environment continues to expand its presence in Montréal as it was recently awarded two new recycling collection contracts with the L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève and Le Sud-Ouest boroughs. This is the family-owned company's second contract in Le Sud-Ouest, as it has been collecting food waste there since May, 2016. Both contracts will take effect on April 1, 2017.
Bunting Magnetics Co., the Kansas-based leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Master Magnets Ltd, a UK-based manufacturer of magnetic separation equipment. Based in Redditch, United Kingdom, Master Magnets Ltd. provides a complete line of magnetic separation, recycling and metal detection equipment to several industries worldwide through a worldwide network of distributors. The acquisition will build on and complement Bunting Magnetics Co.’s global foundation already in place through broadened customer reach, new manufacturing capabilities and the opportunity to sell into new markets.
Ohio-based Best Process Solutions, Inc. (BPS) is flexing its innovative muscle with the company's groundbreaking recycling technology. While many companies separate metal pieces that are ½-inch or more, what about the rest? Nine million tons of auto shredder residue (ASR) goes to landfills every year containing over 1% of high value metals. Recyclers can efficiently recover these precious metals with the revolutionary RecoverMax Fines Process. The worldwide patent-pending RecoverMax Fines Process makes it possible.