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ISRI Names EcoStrate Winner of the 2017 Design for Recycling Award; presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

Awards at this year's ISRI 2017 convention were presented to EcoStrate for Design for Recycling, and Crawford Carpenter for Lifetime Achievement in the industry.

On April 27, during this year's ISRI Convention and Exposition in New Orleans, the organization announced EcoStrate as the recipient of the 2017 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for its ability to create composite plastic products from 100% post-consumer, high-polymer content scrap materials that are difficult to recycle. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers that have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes.

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New L538 wheel loader from Liebherr developed for demanding applications

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.

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Recycling industry returns to New Orleans for scrap sector’s largest gathering

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.

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Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

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.

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Canada's Plastic Packaging Recycling Rate Continues To Rise

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released a new report: "2015 Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada" informing Canadians that their recycling efforts continue to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. This is the 7th year the CPIA has conducted this study. In 2015 the numbers show Canada's recycling systems and plastics industry realized an additional 0.4% of plastic recycled in 2015 compared to 2014 as reported by Moore Recycling Associates. This increase is the result of more plastic products and packaging collected, specifically HDPE (#2) bottles for recycling. In total, at least 322 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic packaging were collected in Canada for recycling.

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MACH Hyspec for PET helps County of Northumberland surpass recycling goals

Left to right: Karl Allen, Plant manager, and Matt Risko, Machinex Sales Representative Eastern Canada, with Northumberland's MACH Hyspec optical sorter for PET.

When public funds are spent on new recycling equipment, it’s always reassuring for the profitability and expected results to be met as quickly as possible after the investment. This is the case for the County of Northumberland in Ontario, where an August 2016 production report showed positive numbers following their 2015 investment for an optical sorting unit on their container line. The contract was entrusted to Machinex, who installed a MACH Hyspec optical sorter for PET in April 2015 at the Northumberland County single-stream facility in Grafton. This particular facility processes 15,000 tons of recycling material per year, and prior to their installation of the new optical sorter, PET was sorted manually . 

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Lindner's tailor-made washing line displays efficiency for processing post-consumer milk jugs

Lindner's washing line. Connected to a Micromat Plus single-shaft pre-shredder is a Floater, a Twister and a Graviter, followed finally by a dryer and air-wash system.

Poly-Wood based in Syracuse, Indiana, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled HDPE, is now also a highly efficient plastics recycler. At its production centre, Poly-Wood operates one of the most modern recycling plants for HDPE with systems from Lindner washTech (www.lindner-washtech.com). At the heart of the plant is a combination of shredders and wash components specifically customized by Lindner for this particular application. 

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​BUNTING MAGNETICS TO UNVEIL REDESIGNED EDDY CURRENT SEPARATION CONVEYOR

Bunting Magnetics Co., is set to unveil its redesigned Eddy Current Separation Conveyor at the 2017 Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Convention & Exposition in April.  According to Bunting, this next generation machine is a well-designed synthesis of technology and functionality. During the development work, high priority was placed on durability, magnetic rotor design and speed to provide optimal separation, and easier maintenance.

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Vecoplan offers a gentler way to handle waste

Vecoplan's new bag opener, the VSA 250 T opens bags gently and empties them, yet is built robust, energy efficient and for low maintenance.

In order to recycle plastic, metal and composite packaging or household waste collected in bags and put out for collection, the waste needs to be continuously and reliably fed into sorting processes.  With the Vecoplan bag opener VSA 250 T, Vecoplan has developed a durable, low maintenance, high throughput yet extremely energy efficient bag opener fit for the job. The machine uses Vecoplan's pioneering drive technology. 

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New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

When Geoffrey Coates, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at New York's Cornell University, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with the following question: What percentage of the 78 million tons of plastic used for packaging – for example, a 2-litre bottle or a take-out food container – actually gets recycled and re-used in a similar way? The answer, just 2 percent. Sadly, nearly a third is leaked into the environment, around 14 percent is used in incineration and/or energy recovery, and a whopping 40 percent winds up in landfills. 

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Complete packages for MRF/MSW applications available from Eriez

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.

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ISRI approves additions of proposed specifications for MRF Glass and Inbound MRF Mixed Recyclables

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.

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EuPC engages in the Strategy for Plastics

On January 26th, the European Commission released its long-awaited Roadmap on the Strategy for Plastics. The document, which forms part of the Circular Economy Package, outlines key issues posed by plastics along the entire value chain. It takes into account the material’s entire life-cycle and paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year.

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CP Group teams up with RMG on opening of high-tech, high-efficiency 15 TPH single-stream recycling system

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. 

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