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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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.
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.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is excited to welcome Jeffrey Murray, P.E. as SWANA's new President for Fiscal Year 2018.
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.
In response to continued growth, LEFORT America has announced that its has recently moved into new Corporate Headquarters in Sunrise, Florida. The newly acquired building now gives us LEFORT 15,000 square feet of combined office and warehouse space, allowing the best possible after-sales support for current, and future customers.
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.
Silver Spring, MD - The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the launch of its new online testing platform which allows solid waste industry professionals to take certification exams remotely.
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.
Millennials are less likely to recycle than other generations, but more likely to buy from companies making a positive impact on the world, according to a new survey. The reason, according to the new survey and report from The Shelton Group: Millennials believe corporations have more power to solve global problems than individuals.
Metallix Refining, Inc., a leader and innovator in the precious metals recycling industry for nearly five decades, has announced the promotion of Maria Piastre to President, effective immediately.
(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.
The Institute of Scrap RecyclingIndustries (ISRI) has announced that ScrapTheftAlert.com is now available on the Law EnforcementEnterprise Portal (LEEP). LEEP's over 60,000 registered users in lawenforcement, intelligence groups, and criminal justice now have access to thealert system, which assists in the fight against materials theft.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.(IMI) has announced the acquisition of Javelin Manufacturing of Fort Wayne, IN. Javelin Manufacturing specializes in Eddy Current Separators and engineered systems found in the scrap, recycling, waste, mining, and related industries.
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.
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.
Plessisville, Canada - Machinex is proud to announce that Ian Smith has been engaged by the company as the Business Development Manager for the UK.
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.
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.
Indeco North America, a provider of fuel-saving hydraulic breakers, compactors, steel shears, crushers, grabs and pedestal booms for demanding demolition, mining, recycling and road construction applications, has added two new official dealers - Gibson Machinery, LLC and W.I. Clarke - to its ever-expanding distribution network.