IPL Inc. a North American leader in products and plastic injection molded solutions in the food and industrial sectors, continues its growth by announcing the acquisition of Marco Plastics Inc. for US$150 million.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines their intent to conduct various collaborative efforts on topics of mutual interest.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today announced a partnership with the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) to make ScrapTheftAlert.com available through the RISS network. The agreement provides access to the alert system to the more than 117,000 law enforcement officers in almost 9,000 agencies that are members of RISS.
The King County Solid Waste Division, located in the Puget Sound region in western Washington State, saw a 41 percent increase in recycling tonnage at its network of transfer/recycling facilities and rural drop box stations in 2016, compared to 2015. According to King County, the increase is the result of an expansion of services and types of recyclable materials accepted, infrastructure upgrades, revamped signage and additional employees available to answer customer questions about recycling at all of its facilities. All of this has meant a jump in the number of customers who brought their sorted recyclable and compostable materials to King County facilities.
After completing an efficiency and effectiveness (mass balance) audit on its container line in 2014, the City of Hamilton set to work on implementing a series of upgrades to improve its capture rates and revenue earning potential. The initial audit, commissioned by Ontario's Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) and performed by a private consulting firm, estimated that the City of Hamilton could obtain approximately $700,000 in additional revenues annually if all of the material entering the container line were correctly sorted to appropriate grades.
Organics recycling has long left its pioneering days, with the risky early times being nurtured by a roster of individual entrepreneurs, both in the private as well as public sector, who saw the potential, understood the "rightness" and stepped up to make good change happen.
In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) notice on Evaluation of Existing Regulations, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) submitted comments identifying federal regulations that have negatively impeded the recycling industry. The EPA's call for public comment was in response to the Trump Administration's Executive Order "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda."
Sorting of food and beverage cartons is a challenge for most MRFs in the recycling industry. It's a tough job that is today mostly done by human pickers who need to move fast and quickly recognize the products going past on the line before separating them from the overall waste stream.
Chris Zwicky has spent much of his life operating excavators. But, only a few months after climbing into the spacious cab of a purpose-built material handler, he's already sold on the advantages that the SENNEBOGEN 818 M offers his family's busy earthmoving, processing and biomass production business in eastern Pennsylvania. Zwicky Processing & Recycling, part of W.D. Zwicky & Son Inc., of Fleetwood, PA, has evolved from a legacy of residential excavating and land clearing into a major regional supplier of biomass fuels, and construction and demolition recycling services.
On a global basis only about 14 percent of plastic packaging is collected for recycling, and across the healthcare sector these rates are significantly lower. As noted in the World Economic Forum's 2016 white paper, The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics: "Today's plastics economy is highly fragmented. The lack of standards and coordination across the value chain has allowed a proliferation of materials, formats, labelling, collection schemes, and sorting and reprocessing systems, which collectively hamper the development of effective markets. The development and introduction of new packaging materials and formats across global supply and distribution chains is happening far faster and is largely disconnected from the development and deployment of corresponding after-use systems and infrastructure."
Ritchie Bros., has announced the receipt of unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for the proposed acquisition of IronPlanet, an online marketplace for heavy equipment and other durable assets. Ritchie Bros. outstanding brand reputation and high degree of customer trust, coupled with IronPlanet's digital prowess built on user friendly technology, will provide multiple product and channel offerings to customers.
Austrian-headquartered shredding specialist UNTHA has just dispatched its 150th waste shredder.
Envirem Organics Inc. was born out of the construction industry. In 1994, Bob Kiely, the company’s current president and GM, started at Envirem Technologies, Inc., part of a New Brunswick-based construction firm involved in contaminated soil remediation. Envirem Technologies then evolved into Envirem Organics in 2010, of which Bob Kiely is founder and owner.
In the latest research and development in self-driving vehicles, Volvo Group, together with Swedish waste and recycling specialists Renova, is testing a pioneering autonomous refuse truck that has the potential to be used across the urban environment. The project explores how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions and lower environmental impact.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, released new, independent data today highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. exports. According to the study by John Dunham and Associates, coinciding with World Trade Week, U.S. scrap exports generate more than $28 billion in total economic activity.
DustBoss has announced a company name change that embodies the firm’s expanded portfolio of technologies and services. After pioneering atomized mist dust control cannons more than a decade ago with its powerful DustBoss designs, Dust Control Technology ® has changed its name to BossTek to better reflect all of the company’s successful product lines. These include the OdorBoss odor suppression technology, with its line of environmentally safe topical and airborne odor treatment agents, and the KoolBoss crowd cooling technology for large outdoor events. What hasn’t changed is the company’s dedication to equipment quality and customer service.
Announced to the industry at Waste Expo, May 9-11 in New Orleans, Air-Weigh is taking their proven on-board bin scale to the cloud with their updated BinMaxx XL. Scheduled for release in August of this year, BinMaxx XL powered by the cloud is a cost-effective, hassle-free solution for the refuse industry to better manage productivity and profitability. This front-end loader arm scale is the next generation BinMaxx XL that now uses cloud based storage for all recorded lift data. The scale captures every lift, and downloads data automatically to an office PC through Bluetooth. Upgrading to cloud based data storage now allows automated collection of data that can be easily accessed from anywhere at any time.
Scholz Recycling GmbH & Co. KG is not your grandfather’s scrap yard. Having the most modern and efficient equipment is essential in an industry that now produces the world’s leading recycled material. Every second ton of steel produced in the world today is made from recycled metal.
The Annual Report, released this month by the Carpet America Recovery Effort, reports that CARE members diverted more than 488 million pounds of carpet from U.S. landfills in 2016, down nearly 6% from 2015. Of the carpet diverted to recycling, 167 million lbs. were recycled into carpet and other consumer products, 174 million lbs. were sent back to the landfill, and 144 million lbs. were sent to waste-to-energy and cement kilns.