Bill Moore is the owner and founder of Moore & Associates. Based out of Atlanta, Moore works globally and is focused on everything that has to do with paper recycling, particularly with recovered paper commodities markets. After 30 years in the business, this focus on recovered paper makes Bill Moore one of the industry’s foremost experts on the subject of paper recycling and recovered paper commodities markets.
Paper Recycling News
ZenRobotics Ltd. will deliver a robotic waste sorting system to Sunshine Groupe in Melbourne, Australia. The three-armed ZenRobotics Recycler unit (ZRR3) will be the first of it’s kind in Australia and it is expected to be fully operational in spring 2017.
Eriez offers complete materials recovery facilities (MRF) and municipal solid waste (MSW) packages designed to monitor metal losses and effectively separate ferrous and nonferrous metals, paper, cardboard and plastics. Eriez MRF/MSW packages include advanced magnetic separators, eddy current separators and metal loss monitoring equipment.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors approved the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting on February 10. As per ISRI’s Policy Manual, any party may submit to ISRI a written appeal of the ISRI Board’s approval of this new specification up to 30 days after publication of this notice. Written appeals must provide a rationale and a request for action and should be sent to ISRI President Robin Wiener.
Resource Management Group (RMG), a San Diego-based materials management and recycling services provider, recently opened a new material recovery facility (MRF). Designed and installed by CP Group, RMG's new system features MSS CIRRUS optical sorting technology and is designed for both commercial and multi-family single stream processing.
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and Kadant Inc. have reached an agreement appointing BHS as the exclusive distributor of Kadant PAAL’s high-performance balers to Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1854 in Germany, Kadant PAAL is firmly entrenched as Europe’s leading manufacturer of channel balers used to process both recyclable materials, including paper and plastics, and non-recyclable materials, such as treated household/commercial waste and agricultural products.
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.
National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is the ability to color analyze opaque objects, such as black plastics.
Van Dyk Recycling Solutions recently announced the opening of the FCC Dallas MRF, one of FCC Environmental’s first MRFs in the United States. The facility will accept all single stream material from the city of Dallas and the city of University Park, Texas. The system was designed by Van Dyk Recycling Solutions to bring Dallas closer to its goal of zero-waste by the year 2040. It successfully processed over 1,000 tons of material in its first two weeks and passed its required acceptance test for the city of Dallas prior to the contract start date of January 1, 2017.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider the addition of new specifications for glass and inbound mixed recyclables for material recovery facilities (MRF) during its Winter Meeting on February 10. ISRI’s Paper and Plastics Divisions recently approved each of the specifications, which are intended to increase understanding of the issues processors face when working with complex streams from municipal program sources.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced general session speakers for its 2017 Annual Convention & Exposition (ISRI2017) to be held April 22-27, in New Orleans. As the biggest and most valuable recycling conference in the world, ISRI2017 will bring together more than 4,000 recyclers from across the globe to learn, network, and build their businesses.
A recent consumer research study conducted by the Carton Council of Canada found that extending Canadians’ good recycling habits beyond the home is challenging for most. As kids prepare to head back to school, parents look for ways to streamline the routine and tackle the dreaded lunchbox preparation. It’s therefore no surprise that juice boxes, for example, are one of parents’ favourite items for an easy and healthy thirst quench. The more difficult part is ensuring that these beverage packaging end up in the recycling bin instead of the waste bin once our little ones have emptied them.
Republic Services’ Anaheim Recycling Center in Anaheim, California, has announced the completion of its 100-tons per hour (tph) commercial and multi-family mixed waste sorting system, the second of a multi-phased modernization plan. The new system was designed, manufactured and installed by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and doubles the Center’s recycling capacity to 100 tph. These enhancements are aimed to enable Republic’s customers to achieve their sustainability goals. The 250,000 square foot complex is located on 35 acres.
Back in November, the City of Vancouver announced that it had made a decision to transition responsibility for collection services of curbside bluebox materials to Multi-Material BC (MMBC). MMBC is now responsible for collection from single family curbside residences and multi-family buildings, with the transition for responsibility of recycling collection services to be put fully in place by the end of 2016.
CP Group, in partnership with Republic Services, Inc., unveiled a new, state-of-the-art recycling center at a grand opening ceremony on November 12. The 110,000 square foot Southern Nevada Recycling Center has been dubbed by Republic Services as “the largest and smartest residential recycling center in North America.” The grand opening reception welcomed over 450 attendees to tour the facility and education center.
Recycling Equipment Canada (REC) has announced the availability of the latest shredding solutions from Ameri-Shred, which include:
- A new solid state and rotary hard drive shredder (shown here)
- A new larger truck-mounted hard-drive shredding system
- Two new series of cross cut industrial paper shredders
CP Global, the umbrella brand for CP Group (CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS, and Advanced MRF), IMS Electronics, IMS Recycling, and Handy Metal Mart, is proud to announce the debut of its new name and logo.
Bollegraaf UK Ltd. and Smurfit Kappa have recently finalised the installation of one of the first “next generation” Bollegraaf HBC balers at the company's Blackburn, UK site.
AMUT Ecotech, part of Italy’s AMUT Group, exhibited its new SBS 201 single-stage, mobile ballistic separator at WasteExpo 2014 in Atlanta.