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Electronics Recycling
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STEINERT's KSS multi-sensor system: a flexible combination sorting solution for electronic waste (WEEE)

A compact, flexible, combination sorting system: the STEINERT KSS (back) and UniSort Black (front).

Commencing work at STEINERT's Test Centre in Cologne in May, 2015, Swiss company Bühlmann Recycling prepared an especially demanding sorting task for the applications specialists. The challenge was to use a flexible facility (i.e. one that could be adapted to future input materials) to manufacture a variety of products so that the investment could continue to safeguard the future. The feed bunker contained electronic waste (WEEE). Today, after approximately two years, the facility is being operated by STEINERT partner MWN in Lyss, Switzerland, where it produces the desired results.

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Fleets & Technology
Solid Waste

A collective consult

The team at RecycleSmart based out of Richmond, B.C.

Development of a successful corporate climate for recycling can take time and energy, especially for large entities such as hotels and shopping centres. The need to shape a process for sustainable operations, from the office through maintenance to the process of emptying the bins, can be daunting. However, the potential for cost savings alongside successful environmental stewardship is often a big draw for management.

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Putting “waste-free” aspirations to the test

Putting “waste-free” aspirations to the test

Change is in the air in Ontario. Improved management of food and commercial waste are main targets of the latest initiatives there to achieve a "waste-free" future. In 2016, the Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) set an ambitious goal for a circular economy that would eventually result in "zero waste" to landfill. In October, a special report was released by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, which examines the new law and strategy, and proposes what the province needs to do next.

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Electronics Recycling

Refind Technologies brings optical battery sorting technology to Ontario

Refind’s Amir Sabbagh Pour and Farshid Jafari Harandi, after the installation of Canada’s first OBS600 optical battery sorting machine at Raw Materials Company, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Refind Technologies AB is a technology company based out of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company specializes in the use of cameras and software with artificial intelligence designed to teach systems to recognize objects based on their appearance. Refind's technology is designed mainly for the recovery of used batteries and electronics, but the company says they have also recently found application in the fishing industry for species identification.

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Composting

Compostable single-serve coffee pods approved for Seattle food waste collection

Seattle-area residents can now compost single serve coffee pods with the rest of their food waste.  Composter Cedar Grove has approved all coffee pods made using the certified 100% compostable PurPod100™ innovation as the first to be accepted in their residential curbside organics programs serving more than 300,000 households in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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Emterra CEO and founder honoured by Women's Executive Network

Emterra CEO and founder honoured by Women's Executive Network

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO - Over the past 40 years, Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group, has led her company from a fledging, one-woman start-up, to a widely recognized and regarded leader in waste recycling and resource management. During the WX Network Awards in Toronto, Emmie was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Winners in the category of Entrepreneurs.

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Metals Recycling

Recycling industry leader urges UK to declassify all grades of processed scrap after Brexit

Recycling industry leader urges UK to declassify all grades of processed scrap after Brexit

One of the world's senior figures in the recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals is urging the British Government to rethink the classification of all grades of processed scrap as waste post-Brexit and instead recognise them as a valuable raw material. He says that classifying them as waste is costing the British recycling industry millions of pounds a year and  is creating serious problems for exporting.

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Paper Recycling
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ELV Recycling

China's Proposed Contaminants Thresholds not in line with global standards, according to ISRI

China's Proposed Contaminants Thresholds not in line with global standards, according to ISRI

In response to China's notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminants thresholds for scrap imports, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the following statement earlier this month.

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C&D Recycling
Organics Recycling

DW 308 Rhino shredder largest in line, ideal for a wide range of materials

The DW 308 Rhino from Doppstadt shreds a wide range of waste material from industry, commerce and households, including C&D, organics and railway sleepers, green waste, logs and roots.

Doppstadt's new DW 308 Rhino is the largest in its class, and is built to shred everything that gets in its way. The DW 308 Rhino will process waste from industry, commerce and households, including C&D waste, organic waste and railway sleepers, as well as green waste, logs and roots. An ideal application is for processing in plants with high throughput capacities. This machine reduces material size reliably and prepares material for further use/recovery. Except concrete, steel and iron, the DW 308 Rhino can cope with virtually any kind of material. 

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Organics Recycling
Solid Waste

Grizzly container provides lockable, animal-proof storage for residential waste and recyclables

Grizzly container provides lockable, animal-proof storage for residential waste and recyclables

(Princeton, ON) - Paris Site Furnishings recently introduced the TuffBoxx Grizzly lockable, animal-resistant secure storage container, which is ideal for storage of waste and recyclables for rural residences, cottages, vacation homes, businesses and more.  Constructed of galvanized steel for strength and rust resistance, this model container features 20-cubic foot capacity, gas shocks on all top lid access containers for safe and easy lid control with no pinched fingers.  The lockable lid ensures security in all environments, and a textured powder coat paint finish provides aesthetics and durability. 

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BLS 2016 Industry Injury & Illness Data shows positives, but MRFs and landfills still need attention

BLS 2016 Industry Injury & Illness Data shows positives, but MRFs and landfills still need attention

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2016 data was released November 9. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) says while they are pleased by the decline in the frequency of injuries and illnesses involving waste collection employees, the association is concerned by the increase in injuries and illnesses for workers at landfills and material recovery facilities (MRFs).

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​New Product Selector from ALLU allows easier matching of Transformer hydraulic attachment to carriers

​New Product Selector from ALLU allows easier matching of Transformer hydraulic attachment to carriers

Matching material with excavator/loading shovel and the right processing attachment can often be a tricky business. In order to simplify a complicated process, ALLU has developed a unique and interactive product selector which enables customers to match their requirement with the most suitable ALLU Transformer. The ALLU Transformer is a hydraulic attachment for wheel loader, excavator, skid steer or similar equipment. The exciting and extensive range has been developed over many years to effectively make material processors' lives easier and more productive.  

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Organics Recycling
Solid Waste

The Value of image-based Sensors

Compology’s web-based software simplifies inventory management.

There's a shift happening in the way we, as individuals and collectively, think about minimizing our impact on our environment. Financial, political and environmental pressures are putting an increasing emphasis on consumers, businesses and governments to be more efficient, produce less waste and handle the waste we do generate more effectively. We see this across all industries, through increasing commitments to sustainable practices, and across all levels of government, through increasing numbers of environmentally-focused programs and mandates.

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Electronics Recycling
Glass Recycling

State-of-the-art recycling facility in Ontario set to help meet 2020 lamp disposal ban target

In October, Veolia announced the expansion of its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with the opening of a new, 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area). While the plant's primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently also provides industrial cleaning and hazardous materials management services from this location.

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