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Call2Recycle, Inc. advances its commitment to safety with the introduction of its new flame retardant box liner

Call2Recycle, Inc. advances its commitment to safety with the introduction of its new flame retardant box liner

Call2Recycle, Inc., North America's largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries.  Its U.S. battery collection containers will include an innovative, flame retardant liner.  This new feature is part of the organization's Charge Up Safety! initiative to further the safe collection, transport and recycling of consumer batteries.

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Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

Waste Reduction Week in Canada Celebrates Achievement and Encourages Improvement

For 16 years Waste Reduction Week in Canada has been highlighted in calendars to remind and encourage everyone on the importance of reducing waste. Canadians are proud of their environment and have been recognized around the world for recycling programs.  However, work can still be done; among OECD countries Canada ranks 26 out of 35 by only recycling and composting 24 per cent of its municipal waste.

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2017 State of Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada Report available

2017 State of Extended Producer Responsibility in Canada Report available

During a presentation at the Canadian Conference on Stewardship in Montreal, held September 27-29, Extended Producer Responsibility Canada (EPRC) released its 2017 report on the progress Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments have made year-over-year since 2011 in developing and implementing extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies and programs in compliance with the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's (CCME) Canada-wide Action Plan on EPR.

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WENDT Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

WENDT Corporation Launches Redesigned Website

The  WENDT Corporation, a manufacturer and systems integrator of scrap metal processing equipment, has announced the launch of their redesigned website wendtcorp.com. The new site features extensive product information and improved navigation and functionality for the ultimate user experience. "In July, WENDT celebrated 40 years in business and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to redesign the site to be a better representation of the company we are today," said Val Andrews, Marketing Coordinator. The easy to browse site, provides a platform where customers can benefit from more comprehensive and richer online content. Visitors can navigate through WENDT's vast portfolio of products and solutions for automobile shredding and scrap metal processing, advanced metal recovery, wire chopping, aluminum shredding and sorting and other applications. "We've designed the site to be dynamic and flexible as we continue to grow and increase our market presence," Andrews added.

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​Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario's waste-free future

Toronto — Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, the province produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. In 2016, the Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) was passed, setting an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. 

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Chris Hawn appointed as CEO of Machinex US division

Chris Hawn appointed as CEO of Machinex US division

Mr. Pierre Paré, Chairman and President of Machinex Group of companies, has announced the nomination of Chris Hawn as the CEO of Machinex Technologies Inc., the US division of the group. Mr. Chris Hawn, who has worked at Machinex since 2010, started as the North American Sales Director and was appointed to Executive Vice-President Sales & Business Development in May 2016. Over the years, Mr. Hawn helped broaden sales and business development in the North American market for the company. In his new position, he will continue to ensure this role by growing the sales team while also being in charge of developing alternative markets and ensure a stronger presence on the North American territory.

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Recycling Industry Operating Standard announces release of RIOS:2016 implementation guide

Recycling Industry Operating Standard announces release of RIOS:2016 implementation guide

(Washington, DC) - The Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™) recently announced the release of the RIOS:2016™ Implementation Guide (RIG) which includes a new, more effective, easy to develop Footprint Tool. This management system is easier to implement than ever and helps recycling facilities to become leaders in environmental stewardship, quality assurance, and health and safety.

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SWANA Submits Comments Expressing Concerns to World Trade Organization on China Waste Ban

SWANA Submits Comments Expressing Concerns to World Trade Organization on China Waste Ban

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)has submitted comments to the World Trade Organization in response to the July 18, 2017 notification from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports. SWANA's comments explain what effect the proposed ban on certain categories of recyclables could have on municipal recycling in the United States and Canada,requests further clarification on the terms of the ban, and offers technical assistance to the Chinese government on waste and recycling-related matters.

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​New Way Customers to Receive SWANA 2017 Excellence Awards

​New Way Customers to Receive SWANA 2017 Excellence Awards

SCRANTON, IOWA - The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recently named their 2017 Excellence Awards recipients. The awards, which are given out annually, honour programs and facilities in 13 municipal waste industry categories. Five customers of refuse-industry leader New Way® Trucks have been selected to receive awards at SWANA's annual WASTECON event, September 25-27 in Baltimore. 

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​Marjie Griek Announced as National Recycling Coalition Executive Director

​Marjie Griek Announced as National Recycling Coalition Executive Director

Minneapolis, MN - On behalf of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) Board of Directors, and during its 40-year anniversary year, NRC President Bob Gedert today announced the hiring of Marjie Griek as the new NRC Executive Director. "We are extremely grateful for the astounding pool of professionals that applied for this position, and are very excited to present Marjie in this new role. I'm more than confident that with Marjie's credentials and experience she'll successfully help lead the Coalition toward its next and successful 40 years," Gedert said. He reported on Griek's new role at the NRC's Annual Membership Meeting held at the Resource Recycling Conference yesterday.

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Wastequip awarded NJPA National Cooperative Purchasing Contract

Wastequip awarded NJPA National Cooperative Purchasing Contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After a rigorous review and evaluation process, Wastequip was recently awarded the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of "Solid Waste and Recycling Collection and Transport Equipment with Related Equipment, Supplies and Accessories." The new contract will offer streamlined purchasing and volume pricing for NJPA member organizations and extend Wastequip's status as an awarded, preferred vendor by four years.

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