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​PILOT PROGRAM TEACHES ROBOTS HOW TO MAKE CARTON RECYCLING MORE EFFICIENT

Through a collaboration between the Carton Council, AMP Robotics and Alpine Waste & Recycling, a robotic system has learned to identify the wide variety of food and beverage cartons in order to grab and separate them from the recycling stream.

In its ongoing efforts to advance food and beverage carton recycling, the Colorado-based Carton Council of North America announced today that it has been conducting a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of carton recycling. 

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​NWRA & SWANA issue guidance for elected officials considering emerging waste management technology solutions

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have announced the development of a briefing for elected officials on emerging waste management technology. This brief, entitled “Effective Responses to Emerging Waste Management Technology Proposals,” was developed to provide municipal leaders with the process and resources necessary to make informed decisions when considering unsolicited proposals, unfamiliar technologies or both.

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Portland, Maine Rolls Out Recycling Carts with The Recycling Partnership

The City of Portland, Maine is known for stunning fall foliage, a thriving craft brewing industry, and as an all-around great place to live. By summer 2017 the City will make another smart investment to maintain its high quality of life: delivering recycling carts. The decision was made after careful consideration and extensive technical assistance from The Recycling Partnership, including economic modelling to weigh the monetary pros and cons of the investment. Already a community of strong recyclers with a robust pay-as-you-throw system in place, Portland ultimately chose to move forward with the roll out of 25,000 carts with the help of a grant, technical assistance, and educational resources from the Partnership.

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Covanta Extends Partnership with Southeastern Connecticut Communities for Sustainable Waste Disposal

Covanta, has announced a new agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) for sustainable waste disposal at the Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility (SECONN) located in Preston, CT. The new four year agreement will extend the decades-long partnership between Covanta and SCRRRA until December 2020.

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ShearCore brings on new Regional Sales Manager

ShearCore, the first company to offer and support a full shear line for the Metal recycling and Scrap processing markets, has announced the appointment of its new Regional Sales Manager, Chris Fodor. Chris will conduct sales for the company, continuing to serve its customers throughout the North East, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Toronto as he comes with five years of industry knowledge and experience.

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​Industry Veterans to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at ISRI 2017

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry will honor retired ISRI Executive Director Dr. Herschel Cutler and recently-retired Caraustar executive Crawford Carpenter, with the 2017 ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards will be presented during ISRI’s annual convention and exposition, ISRI2017, April 22-27, in New Orleans. The awards recognize extraordinary leaders for their longtime involvement, contributions, and overall commitment to the recycling industry and to ISRI.

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Johnson Controls and Aqua Metals sign break-through battery recycling technology partnership

Johnson Controls and Aqua Metals have finalized an agreement covering North America, China and Europe. Under the agreement Johnson Controls will become the first licensee for Aqua Metals' AquaRefining technology, as well as supply Aqua Metals with batteries to recycle as a service, as part of the Johnson Controls closed-loop network. The agreement also involves Johnson Controls' purchase of AquaRefined metals produced from Aqua Metals’ facilities, and the company will acquire just under 5 percent of Aqua Metals outstanding shares for Aqua Metals' cutting-edge electrochemical battery recycling technology. 

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​New Conference to Explore State of the Circular Economy in the U.S.

On November 7 and 8, 2017 the first International Circular Economy Conference and Exhibition (ICE-CON) will be held in Santa Clara, California. The program focuses on what needs to be done to make the vision of zero waste to landfill a reality. On the agenda are best-practice reports, panel discussions on controversial issues and the latest news from the lab. ICE-CON is organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) and Freesen & Partner, two companies specialized in creating highly effective marketplaces.

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ACR+ changes name to reflect shifting priorities

In a bid to better reflect its priorities, the Brussels-based Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management has changed its name to the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management. Still known as ACR+, the network of over 90 members continues its work of supporting cities and regions in their way towards a more sustainable future. 

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ISRI Transportation Safety Awards Entry Period Now Open

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today announced that the entry period for the 2017 Transportation Safety Awards is open. The program, now in its fifth year, includes four awards recognizing outstanding safety records: the Best Fleet Awards, Pacesetter Awards, the Driver of the Year Award, and the ISRI Golden Wrench Award.

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The Recycling Research Foundation Announces National Scholarship Winner

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), today announced Thomas Boundy as the recipient of its 2016 National Scholarship. Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the scholarship awards $5,000 to an individual seeking a graduate degree in a field that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole.

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Food And Beverage Cartons are Officially a Mainstream Recyclable Commodity

The Carton Council of North America is proud to announce that carton recycling is officially mainstream, with 60 percent of U.S. households able to recycle food and beverage cartons through their local recycling programs. This is an important milestone because food and beverage carton recycling is now available to a substantial majority of consumers, according to the Federal Trade Commission green guidelines. 

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