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Keeping on top of safety in today’s MRF environment

The safety team at Rumpke, Ohio.

Material recovery facilities are a particularly challenging environment when it comes to safety. There are workers, management and visitors on the floor, on ladders, on structural catwalks and on equipment. People are constantly interacting with a range of heavy-duty moving vehicles, including wheel loaders, forklifts and other material handlers, as well as machinery designed specifically to convey, separate, bale, crush, screen, shred and grind. All of this machinery, driven by electricity, hydraulics, motors or engines has the potential to be hazardous, as do the materials being handled - including everything from refrigerators and C&D materials to used needles, batteries and aerosol cans. 

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Penn Waste announces plans for $3.5 million single-stream retrofit

Penn Waste's single stream recycling system in Manchester, PA, supplied by BHS,  is expected to be operational in August of 2017,  increasing throughput to more than 45 tph and improving material purity.

Penn Waste has announced plans to add technology and capacity to the company's 35-ton-per-hour (tph) Single Stream recycling system housed in the company's 96,000-square-foot Manchester, PA Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) designed, engineered, manufactured and installed the advanced processing line in 2015, and will provide the $3.5 million retrofit.  Expected to be operational in August of this year, the new and improved system will increase throughput to more than 45 tph and improve material purity. 

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Innovative equipment in Quebec City Materials Recycling Facility marks a new era in glass recycling

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) has inaugurated an innovative glass processing equipment as part of the implementation of its Innovative Glass Works plan. The Quebec City Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which is operated by Société VIA, is among the five centres to receive cutting-edge equipment to lead experimental pilot projects with the aim to find a solution for 100% of the glass collected through curbside recycling.

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Glass Recycling Coalition Launches New Decision-Making Tool

The US based Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) has announced the release of an online decision-making tool to help recycling program managers evaluate or optimize their glass recycling programs. Developed with the help of GRC members and guidance from the GRC's Government Advisory Council, the decision-making tool is equipped with best practices, interactive data, contract considerations and more.

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ISRI approves additions of proposed specifications for MRF Glass and Inbound MRF Mixed Recyclables

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors approved the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting on February 10.  As per ISRI’s Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of this new specification up to 30 days after publication of this notice. Written appeals must provide a rationale and a request for action and should be sent to ISRI President Robin Wiener.

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New ColorPlus-R enables opaque colour detection, including black plastics

NRT's ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on colour analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is the ability to colour-analyze opaque objects, such as black plastics.

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is the ability to color analyze opaque objects, such as black plastics. 

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​UBC’s urban miners keeping LEDs out of landfills

UBC mineral processing engineer, professor Maria Holuszko and PhD student Amit Kumar have found a way to make LEDs even more environmentally friendly.

Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses. Maria Holuszko, a University of B.C. (UBC) mineral processing engineer and her PhD student Amit Kumar have found a way to make LEDs even more environmentally friendly. They’ve evaluated a process that recovers valuable metals in LEDs and reduces the amount of waste that eventually ends up in landfills.

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ISRI to consider new specifications for MRF glass and Inbound mixed recyclables

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.

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ÉEQ’s Innovative Glass Works Plan announces names of five sorting centres to test new glass processing equipment and technology

Maryse Vermette, President and Chief Executive Officer and Denis Brisebois, Chair of the Board of Directors, Éco Entreprises Québec, with representatives of the five sorting centres selected under ÉEQ’s Innovative Glass Works Plan.

Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) has revealed the names of the five sorting centres selected to take part in pilot projects to test cutting-edge cleaning and sorting equipment for glass collected through curbside recycling in Québec, Canada. Under ÉEQ’s Innovative Glass Works Plan, a first in North America, the sorting centres will contribute to the search for a concrete solution for 100% of the glass collected through curbside recycling. In winter 2017, official inaugurations will be held in each sorting centre to mark the installation of the equipment, which represents a total investment of $4.1M US.

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​TOMRA Announces Redeem Machine Loyalty Program for Supermarkets

U.S. consumers in deposit states can already redeem their beverage containers for their deposit value, helping to ensure that those materials are recycled. Now, those consumers can earn even greater rewards for redeeming deposit containers, creating incentives that could potentially improve recycling rates across the country.

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“Crushing it” in Saskatchewan

Established in 1988, SARCAN Recycling (SARCAN) was formed as a division of SARC, a company that provides basic education, training and development for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporting agencies, with the primary goal of creating employment opportunities. With a head office in Saskatoon, SARCAN Recycling has over 650 employees and operates 71 recycling depots, as well as processing plants in Saskatoon and Regina. Persons with intellectual disabilities, or those previously on social assistance, make up approximately 70 percent of SARCAN’s workforce. The company’s depots accept primarily non-refillable, one-time-use beverage containers, but do also take standard refillable beer bottles, tin and aluminum cans, plastic containers, tetra and asceptic (polycoat) containers, juice cartons, milk and glass containers, as well as used paint cans and e-waste.

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Survey Shows Canadian Manufacturers Used Over 136 Million Kilograms Of Recycled Materials in the Production of Fibre Glass, Rock and Slag Wool Insulation

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre products.

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Republic Introduces Cutting-Edge Recycling Technologies in North Carolina

BHS's NewSorter at Republic's new Conover Recycling facility in Catawba, NY

Republic Services today dedicated the Conover Recycling Facility in Catawba County, which will introduce or expand single-stream recycling capabilities throughout Alamance, Catawba, Guildford, Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly counties. The expanded, highly-advanced facility – designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) – has the capacity to process more than 25 tons of mixed recyclables per hour, or 400 tons each day.   

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Granutech launches “Hybrid-Drive” option for Saturn Industrial Shredder line

Granutech-Saturn Systems, a world-leading manufacturer of industrial and mobile shredders and other recycling equipment announced today it has developed and launched a new hybrid-drive mechanism option for its popular line of Saturn® industrial shredders, available on both new machines and as a retrofit kit for older machines in the field.

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