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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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​Sonoco latest to support The Recycling Partnership

National nonprofit The Recycling Partnership has welcomed global packaging provider Sonoco as its newest funding partner. The two organizations are strongly aligned in their commitment to improving the world for people and communities through meaningful recovery of materials and reductions in greenhouse gases, energy and water use. Sonoco joins the ranks of companies and associations from across the supply chain as they band together to support the Partnership in reshaping the recycling industry.

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CASE Introduces CX290D Material Handler and CX290D Scrap Loader for Waste and Scrap Applications

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced two all-new crawler excavators to its D Series lineup: the CX290D material handler and CX290D scrap loader. With an operating weight of 72,100 pounds and lift capacities of up to 24,650 pounds, each purpose-built model is designed specifically for use with grapples, magnets, shears and other attachments used in the scrap and waste industries, and offers several key features that fine-tune the machines for material handling and scrap loading applications.

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​SWANA Launches 2nd Annual Distribution of Slow Down to Get Around Decals

As part of on-going efforts to get solid waste workers off the “Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs” list, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) will resume distributing Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) decals to its members, free, upon request, starting March 14, 2017. SWANA’s SDTGA program, brought to members in part through a generous sponsorship by Heil Environmental and 3rd Eye—part of the Environmental Solutions Group family, is a national safety campaign aimed at reminding motorists to drive carefully near waste and recycling collection vehicles. The campaign, initially created by Larry Stone while he served as Safety Director at Rumpke, has resulted in legislation under the same name in nearly a dozen U.S. states.

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​NWRA & SWANA issue guidance for elected officials considering emerging waste management technology solutions

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have announced the development of a briefing for elected officials on emerging waste management technology. This brief, entitled “Effective Responses to Emerging Waste Management Technology Proposals,” was developed to provide municipal leaders with the process and resources necessary to make informed decisions when considering unsolicited proposals, unfamiliar technologies or both.

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Covanta Extends Partnership with Southeastern Connecticut Communities for Sustainable Waste Disposal

Covanta, has announced a new agreement with the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) for sustainable waste disposal at the Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility (SECONN) located in Preston, CT. The new four year agreement will extend the decades-long partnership between Covanta and SCRRRA until December 2020.

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Metso shredder helps to solve municipal solid waste challenges for Jeju City, Korea

Jeju City is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea. The city has grown quite rapidly since the 1970s and has a population of over 600,000. Every year, Jeju welcomes more than 14 million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan, and China. However, with the expanding population and the growing number of tourists, the waste input stream has increased from 150 to 350 tons per day. That is why the city decided to make 200 tons per day of solid recovered fuel (SRF) to supply the SRF consumers.

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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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TOMRA Launches Smart Recycling Revolution

Recycling has become more digital with the launch of TOMRA Connect for reverse vending machines (RVMs), which collect cans and bottles for recycling. The portfolio of digital products by TOMRA Collection Solutions brings new insights and engagement opportunities, both for the locations providing the RVMs and for the people who recycle with them. TOMRA’s unique approach is also personalizing the recycling experience for millions of people around the globe, in turn increasing recycling involvement, ramping up profits for stores and helping the environment.

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Loraas Disposal: Finding an effective approach to cutting costs and boosting uptime in organics

From left: Matt Johnson, Operations Manager, Jordan Gifford, Equipment Manager and Derek Stevens, Landfill Division Manager for Loraas, along with Bobby Corbin,  Frontline Machinery Saskatchewan Representative.

Loraas Disposal is Saskatchewan’s largest privately-owned waste transfer and recycling company. The company established itself in 1965 when founder and owner, Bruce Loraas, would come home from his day job, hop in a garbage truck, and trek around the city cleaning out bins. What started as one man’s entrepreneurial grit grew into Saskatchewan’s leading waste management company with over 200 employees.

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​Toter launches new line of waste and recycling cart accessories

Toter, a Wastequip brand, and one of North America's leading manufacturers of two-wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling, and organics, has recently launched a new line of waste management convenience products, including cart liners and PowerFresh odor-eliminating fragrance pods and refills for trash cans and carts. These products are designed to make trash storage, handling and disposal more convenient and less unpleasant.

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​BHS named exclusive North American distributor of Kadant PAAL balers

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. 

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City of Lake Worth, Florida employs New Way collection trucks to help promote increased recycling

 A New Way Diamondback Rear Loader with the winning art-contest design from Barton Elementary School, Lake Worth, Florida.

In September 2016, the City of Lake Worth, Florida initiated a unique recycling awareness contest. Lake Worth’s Refuse Division invited all four elementary schools in the region to participate in the city’s recycling awareness project, in which the winning artist’s design would be ‘wrapped’ onto two new refuse and recyclable collection trucks that were acquired from Scranton, Iowa-based manufacturer New Way.

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Consumer Goods Giant Unilever Commits to 100 percent Recyclable Packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has made a commitment that 100% of its packaging will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. The company, the world’s third largest consumer goods company after Procter & Gamble and Nestle, said it will ensure “it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled and there are established, proven examples of it being commercially viable for plastics re-processors to recycle the material.”

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Waste and recycling companies across U.S. prepare to address industry fatality and accident rates

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has announced the participation of several leading companies and independent waste and recycling organizations in the fourth in a series of national collaborations on improving safety in the waste and recycling industry.  The 2017 NWRA Safety Stand Down on Vehicle Backing launches on January 23 with a week-long training and awareness initiative focused around reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents that represents a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing will include a daily focus on safety issues related to backing and will conclude on January 27, 2017.

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