Sorting of food and beverage cartons is a challenge for most MRFs in the recycling industry. It's a tough job that is today mostly done by human pickers who need to move fast and quickly recognize the products going past on the line before separating them from the overall waste stream.
Paper Recycling News
The sorting plant of AGR-DAR in Herten processes, sorts and assembles light weight packaging material for recycling. This procedure starts with the BO Bag Opener from BRT HARTNER: the BO with integrated feed hopper is filled by wheel loader with the bags stored in the reception hall. The incorporated moving floor conveyor with a new, modified drive pushes the material to the two-part drum. The two halves of the drum are driven separately and create a relative movement which leads to reliable and efficient opening of the plastic bags. The content of the bags is loosened up but not shredded during this process.
CP Group, recycling solutions provider and equipment manufacturer based in San Diego, CA, is unveiling their Virtual MRF this week at Waste Expo in New Orleans, LA. The Virtual MRF is a virtual reality simulation that uses two hand held controls and a virtual reality headset. The simulation allows users to explore every inch of a life-size computer-generated model of a material recovery facility (MRF) in real time.
Liebherr's new L538 Wheel Loader is Tier 4f/Stage IV emission regulations compliant and is one of the three models representing the new generation of mid-size loaders. During Conexpo, Liebherr showcased the new L 538 mid-size loader with a Z-bar linkage for standard applications. The L 538 has a respective tipping load of 20,945 lb and a bucket capacity of 3.4 yd³. The three models comprising the new generation of mid-size loaders are: the L 526, L 538 and L 546.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industr, will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. There they will discuss the latest in the global scrap recycling business and evaluate the state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services used by the industry.
April 20, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of an updated version of ISRI Mobile with enhanced communication features. Users of the iPhone and Android apps will now have the ability to receive customized notifications and more detailed alerts pertaining to the recycling industry.
MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing its next generation fiber sorting technology, the CIRRUS® FiberMax™. Based on the popular CIRRUS sensor platform, the FiberMax provides increased sorting speeds, sensing capability and operating flexibility.
Multi-Material BC, the non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout the province, has rebranded to Recycle BC. The clearly-defined name reflects an ongoing mandate to promote recycling best practices and the environmental benefits of recycling to residents through education.
In its ongoing efforts to advance food and beverage carton recycling, the Colorado-based Carton Council of North America announced today that it has been conducting a pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of carton recycling.
Based out of Saskatoon, Loraas Disposal Services is Saskatchewan’s largest privately-owned full-service collection, transfer, landfill and single-stream MRF operator. Bruce Loraas founded the company in 1965, which now employs over 200 people.
The contract for construction of a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF) was granted to Machinex after a public bid by the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA).
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.
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.