On the occasion of International Compost Awareness Week 2016 (May 1 - 7), a global network of organizations, devoted to organics recycling and compost use, are combining their efforts to bring attention to the multiple benefits that can be realized when organic residuals are viewed as resources rather than waste, including the role organics recycling can play in addressing a wide range of current global environmental issues.
At Bauma 2016 held April 8-16 in Munich, Germany, Rockster presented its current portfolio of machines, including two impact crushers: the newest and biggest in the line; the R1100S, and the smallest; the R700S (R1100S: 32,9 t/72,600 pounds & 3.2 m/10.5 feet high, R700S: 19.3 t/42,600 pounds & 3.1 m/10.2 feet high).
In 2014, 919 workplace fatalities were recorded in Canada including the deaths of thirteen teenagers. On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, Canadian flags on Parliament Hill and on federal government buildings will fly at half-mast to honour the workers whose lives have been lost, who have been injured or disabled on the job, or who suffer from occupational disease. Employers and workers will observe the National Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some will attend ceremonies, light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.
Eriez recently unveiled its innovative new Rare Earth Roll Conveyor at the 2016 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) trade show, held at the beginning of April in Las Vegas. According to the company, this revolutionary product allows customers to reliably recover and concentrate stainless steel from one of two material streams: “Zurik” conductive fraction from a fines -1” sensor sorting machine or waste fraction (drops) from a fines -1” eddy current separator.
Emterra Group has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2016 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in its Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The announcement, including a profile of Emterra, was published in the Globe and Mail and online, as part of this year's Earth Day celebrations.
Prairieland Dairy, a 1400 cow flush flume dairy and one of the largest composting operations in Nebraska, will become the first dairy in the state to install the LWR manure treatment System.
Minnesota based equipment distributor, Theco Inc., has been in the aggregate and recycling equipment industry for over 25 years. Due to a desire to bring their customers improved, innovative and high quality options for shredding, screening, composting, and separation of recyclable materials, the company recently partnered with Komptech Americas.
Studsvik and Kobe Steel, Ltd have announced the creation of a new Japanese joint venture (“KOBELCO STUDSVIK Co. Ltd.”) company focused on delivering design, engineering and implementation to provide radioactive waste management solutions to the Japanese nuclear industry. A Japanese company, with shareholding of 51 % Kobe Steel and 49 % Studsvik, will be formed to carry out the joint venture’s business.
Two new industrial grinders from JWC Environmental are designed to offer optimized solutions for tough solids grinding applications. According to JWC, the expansion of the SHRED series product range allows customers to find the best industrial size reduction equipment to meet their specific needs in a wide variety of industrial applications including organic waste processing, recycling, product destruction and food processing.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its Green Energy Facility in Freetown, Mass. on April 15, just in time for Earth Day. The innovative facility will convert inedible food from its Stop & Shop New England stores into energy that will help power the company's distribution center in Freetown.
Since 2007, SENNEBOGEN says their Maxcab has been setting standards in the world of materials handling with its sliding door and air-sprung comfort seat, and is the most-installed cab of all SENNEBOGEN cab models. At Bauma 2016, held in Munich this past April, the Maxcab was shown with a new interior.
Managers, operators and quality control personnel in the oil and gas, power generation, automotive, aerospace and metal recycling industries can now assess the chemical composition of metals with a new analyzer that is smaller and lighter than any X-ray fluorescence (XRF) alloy analyzer on the market today.
Lake Erie Portable Screeners has introduced a propane-powered screener as a clean and cost-effective alternative to diesel power. According to the company, the new Pitbull 2300 Propane Screening Plant is one of the first of its kind, delivering maximum efficiency and high outputs with a wide range of materials. Units are ideal for processing topsoil, mulch, gravel, stone and asphalt, and with proper setup and screen combinations, are efficient in composting and C&D recycling applications specifically. The machine’s low-emission propane components provide an alternative to diesel equipment affected by the the spike in prices caused by Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Caterpillar's new GSH425 and GSH525 orange peel grapples are designed with horizontal cylinders, creating a profile that allows for greater material penetration and more efficient bulk-material handling. According to Cat, the new design enhances the strength, reliability, and durability of these new grapples, which are available in both four-tine and five-tine shell configurations, in either closed or semi-closed versions, and which also feature an improved rotation function.
Republic Services’ Anaheim Recycling Center in Anaheim, California, has announced the completion of its 100-tons per hour (tph) commercial and multi-family mixed waste sorting system, the second of a multi-phased modernization plan. The new system was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and doubles the Center’s recycling capacity to 100 tph. These enhancements are aimed to enable Republic’s customers to achieve their sustainability goals. The 250,000 square foot complex is located on 35 acres.
In the increasingly interconnected world we live in now, trends come from all around the globe. When it comes to recycling, however, Europe is leading the way.