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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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ISRI testifies against product stewardship legislation which overlooks value of recycled commodities

ISRI testifies against product stewardship legislation which overlooks value of recycled commodities

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, February 22, offered testimony in front of the State of Connecticut General Assembly Joint Environment Committee opposing a new product stewardship bill, HB 7067, which the association says could prove harmful to the recycling industry. According to ISRI, the legislation would give the state’s Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) unbridled authority to set up extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for “any object or substance identified in regulations adopted pursuant to this section.”

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​RIOS and CARI Join Forces to Promote Recycling Standards

​RIOS and CARI Join Forces to Promote Recycling Standards

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS™) and Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) have announced the formation of a partnership, making CARI the first association outside of the United States to join RIOS’ Affiliate Association program. This partnership will provide additional member benefits to CARI’s members and provide a platform for RIOS to continue to grow globally. 

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Proposed Waste Regulation Violates Chile's Toxic Waste Trade Treaty Obligations

Proposed Waste Regulation Violates Chile's Toxic Waste Trade Treaty Obligations

The global environmental toxic trade watchdog organization Basel Action Network, together with two Chilean NGOs -- FIMA and the Terram Foundation -- have urged the government of Chile to fulfill its international commitments to end transboundary trafficking in hazardous wastes. As part of the public consultation of one of the regulations, the three environmental advocacy organizations are urging the government to respect its international commitments concerning the import and export of hazardous waste.

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​Proposed ASTM Waste Management Standards to address treatment, recovery and reuse

​Proposed ASTM Waste Management Standards to address treatment, recovery and reuse

ASTM International’s committee on waste management (D34) recently launched work on three proposed new standards. Anyone with an interest in waste management is invited to join the work on the following proposed standards, which are being developed by a subcommittee that focuses on treatment, recovery and reuse (D34.03).

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ISRI calls for a permanent exemption for bulk unlocking of mobile devices

ISRI calls for a permanent exemption for bulk unlocking  of mobile devices

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently submitted comments to the United States Copyright Office, a department of the Library of Congress, supporting a permanent exemption for mobile communications device unlocking as well as broadening the exemption to all types of mobile communication devices allowing lawful owners of these devices to use them with the service provider of their choice. The comments are in response to the Office’s Section 1201 Study, a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

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Camso acquires Eurowheel in a transaction that expands its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe

With the new acquisition of Eurowheel’s manufacturing, Camso’s will ensure more flexibility on wheel production and bring shorter lead times for customers.

Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, has announced a strengthened service offering in Europe and increase in wheel manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of Eurowheel, a long-time supplier of tire presses and small runs of wheels. Located in Herenthout, Belgium, Eurowheel is an established manufacturer of wheels, presses and tools for European distributors as well as OEMs across Europe.

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Efficiency for haulers starts with proper fleet management

Efficiency for haulers starts with proper fleet management

The waste collection industry faces a literal mountain of trash and recyclables each day, dispatching trucks from house to house and cart or container to dumpster, gathering recycling and waste to transport it to a transfer station or landfill. This highly regulated industry is constantly looking for ways to reduce wasted energy and increase efficiencies. Proper vehicle maintenance is one way to make the process of transporting and hauling more effective and efficient.

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HYDREX hydraulic fluid gains exclusive commitment from McCloskey for North America

HYDREX hydraulic fluids.

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor business, has secured an exclusive commitment from McCloskey International Ltd. to use its newly reformulated HYDREX hydraulic fluids for manufacturing of machinery and as factory fill. As an early adopter of the new fluids, McCloskey’s two-tier endorsement includes product applications for its own machinery, as well as the approval to use HYDREX in the equipment they manufacture (OEM approval). Additionally, McCloskey will now be featuring HYDREX as part of its outgoing promotion and communication on their equipment.

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Bridgestone unveils all-position retread for refuse applications

The Bandag BRM3 retread is ideal for refuse fleets striving to lower their tire cost per mile through long wear and durability.

Bridgestone Americas has announced the launch of its new Bandag BRM3 retread. The Bandag BRM3 retread, which features a proprietary compound and advanced tread design, is engineered to deliver a balance of long wear, durability and traction and is designed to be used as an all-position tire in the refuse industry.

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Wastequip’s Go To Parts division introduces new dealer network

Wastequip’s Go To Parts division introduces new dealer network

Go To Parts, Wastequip’s OEM parts division, is excited to announce that it has signed exclusive agreements with several leading dealers in the waste equipment industry, creating a network of 10 parts dealers covering the South, Southeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. The dealers were selected based on their commitment to quality service and an experienced waste industry sales force.

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TRP introduces Fan Clutch Repair Kits

TRP Fan Clutch Repair Kits come with everything needed to rebuild Horton Drivemaster and DM Advantage on/off fan drives.

Repair kits for some of today’s most widely used fan clutches are the latest additions to the TRP line of all-makes truck parts. The new TRP Fan Clutch Repair Kits include everything needed to rebuild Horton Drivemaster and DM Advantage on/off fan drives, the first-fit drives found in today’s North American heavy-duty trucks. For older S and HT/S clutches, rebuild and repair options from TRP include both super kits and seal kits.

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Goodyear to bring total solution to Waste Expo, give attendees opportunity to win ride on Goodyear Blimp

Endurance WHA, Goodyear’s longest-lasting waste haul tire.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will bring its Total Solution to Waste Expo, June 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Goodyear Total Solution of trusted products, a nationwide network, reliable services and fleet management tools is designed to help waste haul fleets lower their operating costs. Goodyear. Highlights include:

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Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster RM332 WB wide base tire

The Roadmaster RM332 WB has a specially designed rib-type tread pattern to withstand the rigors of heavy haul driving, on- or off-road, while also providing long tread life and even wear.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with the introduction of the new RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire in size 425/65R22.5. The RM332 WB is designed for the steer axle in mixed service applications.

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