New filter kits available for mobile equipment

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI) has released new filter kits for all mobile equipment. The new filter kits will further improve engine performance in asphalt and other dusty environments. "Our equipment is well-suited for RAP applications, these filters allow us to build on that strength for even better performance," says Tim Harms, product manager for crushing and screening products.

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Machinex partners with RDT to build Australian MRF

Plessisville, QC - In collaboration with RTD, its partner and distributor in Oceania, Machinex has supplied its first complete system in Australia that has been in operation since early summer. The contents of household recycling bins are now being processed at a new Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Townsville, located in the North Queensland region.

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Recycling Concrete

Southern Coring & Cutting Services (SCCS) knows concrete work - after all, the Regina company has been in the concrete business for more than four decades. It has always had an expertise in the cutting, coring and demolition side of the industry, and has developed a long list of residential and commercial clients.

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Metals Recycling

​AD REM introduces the "VULTURE", a new heavy media plant for Zorba and IBA separation

MENEN - BELGIUM - According to a study from WiseGuyReports, the global market for aluminum scrap will vastly expand over the next five years, with an expected annual growth rate of more than 7%. Zorba, which is a non-ferrous metal mix containing predominantly aluminum, is one of the major sources out of which it can be extracted. To facilitate the need for separating this type of waste stream, Ad Rem has developed the VULTURE, a compact and efficient installation for Zorba and IBA separation which is available in Europe and North America.

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Solid Waste

​Volition Capital Leads $11.7 Million Series A Financing in RTS Waste Management Market Disruptor Technology

New York - Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a waste and recycling management technology company that provides real-time accountability and transparency for daily waste removal, including on-demand, recycling, and composting options, has closed an $11.7 million financing led by Boston-based growth equity firm Volition Capital.

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C&D Recycling
Organics Recycling

Damage Defense system available on Vermeer tub and horizontal grinders

To help reduce the likelihood of major machine damage caused by certain metal contaminants entering the hammermill, Vermeerhas introduced the Damage Defense system - an option now available for tub and horizontal grinders. If the mill comes in contact with metal while grinding, the Damage Defense system will alert the grinder control and automatically initiate the shutdown process. The system idles the engine down, reverses the infeed or tub and disengages the clutch. Once the contaminant is cleared, normal operation can resume. 

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Metals Recycling

​700 Series E-Crane at Stelimet designed for feeding the shear, improves on-site safety and efficiency

E-Crane's 700 Series, Model E4290 PD-E balance crane at Stelimet, Genk, Belgium features 29,7 meters outreach, and is mounted on a pedestal with a main pivot height of 15 meters.

At the end of December 2016, E-Crane commissioned a new 700 Series, Model E4290 PD-E at Stelimet, Genk, Belgium. Stelimet was looking for a crane for feeding a shear and stockpiling scrap around the shear. The ideal situation for Stelimet is to stockpile as high as possible in order to optimize the use of the storage area.  As the shear is operated by remote control, an excellent view into the shear was absolutely necessary.  Also, the liability, safety, energy consumption, and service reaction time of the supplier were important issues for Stelimet. 

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China Announces Intent to Ban Certain Scrap Imports - ISRI Responds

Earlier today, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics ("including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET..."), mixed paper and slags and drosses. In response, ISRI President Robin Wiener released the following statement:

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Organics Recycling
Composting

Maple Reinders Consortium announces Canada's First P3 Biosolids Project

MISSISSAUGA, ON - Maple Reinders announced that on June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a partner, achieved substantial completion on time and on budget for the City of Calgary's Source Separated Organics (SSO) and Class A Biosolids in-vessel composting facility. This project was delivered under a DBFOM* Public-Private Partnership (P3) model. In addition to being the first composting facility to be delivered under the P3 model in Canada, it is also the largest of its kind in North America, demonstrating the City of Calgary's commitment to sustainability and the diversion of renewable resources from landfill disposal.

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Organics Recycling
Wood Recycling
C&D Recycling

Shredding It Out

Linder’s Urraco 95 mobile primary two-shaft shredder features a powerful engine, long working length and aggressive input.

Without question, the shredder plays a central role in the ever-evolving business of recycling and waste management, not only for processing metals, ELVs and tires but also for size reduction of an increasingly wide range of materials. The latest models easily handle everything from plastics and fibre, e-waste and ASR (auto shredder residue) to organics and biomass, as well as C&D debris and solid waste for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) applications. 

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EPR in Canada: A Growing Reality or Still Only Aspirational?

Graph courtesy of EPR Canada.

In Canada, municipal solid waste is a provincial responsibility and all provincial and territorial jurisdictions have a range of legislation setting out how waste and secondary resources must be managed at their end-of-life. This includes packaging, printed paper, household hazardous waste, electrical and electronic equipment and a number of other products. 

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Plastics Recycling
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Recycling Industry Adopts Position on Use of Degradable Additives in Plastic Packaging

(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging. The new policy is a result of the confusion over the use of terms "bio-degradable," "oxo-degradable," or "photo degradable" to describe plastics containing degradable additives, when in fact, evidence does not support their use meet common definitions of these terms.

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Prototype hybrid wheel loader shows 50 percent fuel efficiency improvement in testing

Volvo Construction Equipment presented field test results for its LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader at a press event in California, US, on July 12. The company organized the event alongside its customer Waste Management, which carried out the field tests, CALSTART, which conducted emission tests on the machine, and the California Energy Commission, which helped fund the LX1 project. Since the end of last year, the LX1 has performed hundreds of hours of real work in two applications at Waste Management facilities in California. 

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BKT TIRES designed for recycling operations

As one of the leading Off-Highway tire manufacturers worldwide, BKT has been able to find solutions even for the most demanding and toughest operating conditions in recycling applications by means of specially designed products for loaders and material-handling machinery. This sector and any related application areas appear to be fairly interesting in terms of tires that are subject to severe strain. Not only do they have to meet the requirements as far as resistance and durability are concerned, but they must also offer stability to the equipment and thus a certain level of comfort to the operator. 

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On the Long and Winding Road to EPR

With initiatives that continue to push it ahead of other jurisdictions in Canada, the Province of British Columbia claimed the highest grade ever - an overall A - in EPR Canada's third scored report card on implementation of EPR programs, conducted in 2015. The report card assesses the progress each jurisdiction in Canada is making in adopting EPR policies and programs in compliance with their commitment to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Canada-wide Action Plan on EPR that was approved in 2009. Launched in 2014 as Multi-Material BC (MMBC), Recycle BC is responsible for packaging and printed paper recycling, servicing over 1.7 million households - about 97 percent of those in the province - through curbside, multi-family or depot collection.

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Circular Economy? Design for Recycling, establish end markets

Circular economy models strive to reduce CO2 emissions, decrease waste sent to landfills and preserve finite virgin materials. They are meant to establish full-producer responsibility for products, creating a cycle where materials are introduced back into the production stream at the end of their useful lives, rather than being disposed of. Whether for political, financial, or environmental motives, governments across the globe, corporations, and activists alike are promoting this model as a means to combat climate change. 

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