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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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Consumer Goods Giant Unilever Commits to 100 percent Recyclable Packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has made a commitment that 100% of its packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. The company, the world’s third largest consumer goods company after Procter & Gamble and Nestle, said it will ensure “it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled and there are established, proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material.”

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Waste and recycling companies across U.S. prepare to address industry fatality and accident rates

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has announced the participation of several leading companies and independent waste and recycling organizations in the fourth in a series of national collaborations on improving safety in the waste and recycling industry.  The 2017 NWRA Safety Stand Down on Vehicle Backing launches on January 23 with a week-long training and awareness initiative focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents that represents a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing will include a daily focus on safety issues related to backing and will conclude on January 27, 2017.

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SWANA CEO Wins PRECO Electronics’ Annual Safety in Motion Award

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, has been awarded PRECO Electronics’ Safety in Motion Award for his “unparalleled commitment to safety” in 2016. The Safety in Motion Award is given annually to honor industry leaders who PRECO believes show initiative, imagination, and involvement regarding their approach to safety, distinguishing themselves as a voice of safety for the industry.

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​Mobile App Suggests Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality

According to the Hamilton-based Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), the quality of air that individuals breathe at work can affect their health, comfort and productivity. The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) to develop a mobile app to help individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.

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Enerkem appoints Dominique Boies as executive VP and CFO

With over 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, investment banking and operations, Mr. Boies brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Enerkem. Prior to joining Enerkem, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at RONA where he was responsible for the financial and corporate strategy, investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury and legal affairs. At RONA, he led the company’s turnaround as well as the transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s valued at C$3.2 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the largest institutional fund managers in North America.

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