As part of a worldwide effort to promote the importance of recycling on the first-ever Global Recycling Day this Sunday, March 18, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is calling on businesses, communities, policymakers, and individuals to increase their commitment to recycling and recognize scrap as an important resource. Recyclable materials are valuable commodities that play a pivotal role in environmental protection, energy conservation, and sustainability.
The LFC from Power Knot is a biodigester that automatically converts solid food waste into drain-safe waste water. The operation is free of odour, slashes the costs for the disposal of waste, and greatly benefits the environment. Continuous bio-digestion allows food waste to be added at any time.
In February, Italy-based Fimic Srl, presented its latest innovations for the plastics recycling industry during the U.S. Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) meeting, which was held in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling 2018 conference in Nashville. As a leader in the production of continuous melt filter for the recycling of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics, Fimic recently joined the APR, and is a standing member of the European plastic recyclers association.
The Topturn X-series is getting a new member. At IFAT 2018, taking place from May 14-18 in Munich, Germany, Komptech is presenting the Topturn X5000, a new self-propelled windrow turner that is ideal for the medium to high throughput range. Since introduced, the Topturn X4500 has proven itself as a starter machine for smaller compost facilities. The new Topturn X5000 model is the perfect machine for five metre-wide by two metre-tall windrows, as used at many larger facilities. If all of its performance potential is used to the fullest, the X5000 can turn up to 4,000 cubic metres of compost in an hour.
ZenRobotics Ltd. and Sogetri, part of the Helvetia Environnement Group, have agreed on a delivery of robotic waste sorting systems to a new state-of-the-art waste sorting facility that will be built on Sogetri's existing site in Satigny, Switzerland. The construction of the new facility that will process more than 70.000 tons industrial waste annually will begin in June and the centre is expected to be operational in March, 2019.
Hino Trucks unveiled its new line of trucks at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new lineup rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches them into the Class 8 market for the first time in the U.S. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino's A09 turbo-diesel 8.9-litre inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.
After years of stagnation, the European recycling industry is finally experiencing a revival, according to organizers of this week's Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018, in Vienna., running from March 14th through Friday March 16.
Isabelle Faucher, Managing Director of the Carton Council of Canada (CCC) has told delegates at the Canadian Waste Resource Symposium meeting, taking place in Quebec City, March 13 through 15th, that the CCC is investing in a comprehensive strategy to increase carton recycling across Canada. The primary lever of the strategy is driving information and knowledge resources to the participants in the carton value chain, from consumers to the manufacturers who use cartons as the feedstock for their products.
On March 13, Frontline Machinery hosted their annual Keestrack Canadian Demo Day at their Western Canadian head office in Chilliwack, B.C. Heavy Equipment Guide and Recycling Product News were on site at the event which brought together customers and stakeholders from the aggregate and recycling industry for a live, hands-on demonstration of crushing, screening and stacking conveyor systems.
The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association is celebrating Global Recycling Day on March 18, organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), by providing education and clarification on textile reuse and recycling. The day challenges consumers to make at least one change to their recycling habits, and SMART encourages the public not to forget about textile waste.
In an attempt to respond to recyclers' quest for information about the presence of materials and components in electronic waste that require separate treatment, producers and producer responsibility organisations have teamed up to create "Information for Recyclers - I4R", a unique one-stop source platform aimed at providing a whole range of information and guidance on how to handle WEEE: http://www.i4r-platform.eu. The platform was launched at the end of February.
David Donaldson, Head of the Green Growth Unit at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is one of the authors behind a recently released report outlining solutions to North America's organic waste issue. Recent statistics show that Canada, Mexico and the United States generate nearly 265 million tonnes of organic waste every year, with less than 75 million diverted through composting and anaerobic digestion, and approximately 190 million tonnes ending up in landfills.
SCS Engineers recently named Vita Quinn, MBA as their National Expert on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies. Ms. Quinn came to SCS with 12 years of experience as a financial analyst and management consultant. She works out of Jacksonville, Florida leading the national economic integration team at the firm.
Tim and his Dad, Louis, started taking on large demolition and scrap recovery projects on the Gulf Coast in 1983. When Louis retired from Thibodeaux & Son Scrapyard 10 years ago, Tim stepped up to manage the business. But he's still a mechanic at heart.
High-performance and enhanced aggregates processing technology built into Kleemann products like the Tier 4 final Mobirex MR 130 Zi EVO2 impact crusher shown at World of Asphalt/AGG1 2018 in Houston, and the smaller MR 110 Zi EVO2, are boosting productivity and product quality for operators, according to the company.
Surrey, one of B.C.'s largest cities (south-east of Vancouver) officially opened a new Biofuel Facility March 9th, located in the city's Port Kells industrial area. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The facility will convert curbside organic waste into renewable biofuel to fuel the City's fleet of natural gas powered waste collection and service vehicles. Under this closed loop system, waste collection trucks will literally be collecting their fuel source at curbside. Excess fuel will go to the new district energy system that heats and cools Surrey's City Centre.
Sunday March 11, Call2Recycle Canada, the country's leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, reminds consumers to change, replace and recycle used batteries for Daylight Saving Time. This includes checking battery-operated items like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with other frequently used household or workplace items.