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Recycling Industry Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Fight Materials Theft

The Institute of Scrap RecyclingIndustries (ISRI) has announced that ScrapTheftAlert.com is now available on the Law EnforcementEnterprise Portal (LEEP). LEEP's over 60,000 registered users in lawenforcement, intelligence groups, and criminal justice now have access to thealert system, which assists in the fight against materials theft.

"Since it was created by the recycling industry nearly 10 years ago, ScrapTheftAlert.com has become a proven tool in identifying and apprehending criminals, sharing intelligence across jurisdictions, and recovering stolen property," said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. "Strengthening the relationship between recyclers and law enforcement istop priority for the recycling industry. As a service provider on LEEP, law enforcement has better access to broadcast information out about stolen materials.And recyclers will be better informed to be on the lookout for such materials.It is a win-win for everyone except criminals."

ScrapTheftAlert.com is a free online alert system that allows registered users to send broadcast email alerts out to 100 mile radius of a theft (the area can be expanded if needed). Detailed descriptions and photos can be uploaded so nearby recycling facilities can be on the look out for stolen materials. In addition, it contains enhanced search features for vetted law enforcement officials. Since its launch in 2008, there have been more than 18,500 alerts issued by more than 21,000 active users. The system has helped recover more than $2.1 million in property.

LEEP is a gateway for thousands of users in the criminal justice, intelligence, and military communities to gain access to critical data protected at Controlled Unclassified Information level in one centralized location. With one click, users can securely access national security, public safety, and terrorism information contained within dozens of federal information systems, including:  cyber-crime investigative resources; situational awareness tools; nationwide criminal justice records;national gang information; training tools; secure file sharing; national security and suspicious activity reporting data; geo-spatial tools; as well as tools to report crime statistics and police data. Consistent with the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, LEEP also connects users to other federations serving the United States Intelligence Community, the criminal intelligence community, and homeland security community. LEEP gives users the ability to transfer and use information efficiently and effectively in a consistent manner across multiple organizations and systems to accomplish operational goals 

 Earlier this year, ISRI also became a service provider on the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) to make ScrapTheftAlert.com available through the RISS network. That agreement provided access to the alert system to more than 117,000 law enforcement officers in almost 9,000 agencies that are members of RISS.

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  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

    1615 L Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington , DC
    US , 20036

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the Voice of the Recycling Industry. ISRI represents approximately 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 34 countries worldwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, ISRI provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment, and sustainable development. Generating more than $105 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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Wendt announces sale of MTB Cable Box to Potomac Metals

Potomac Metals MTB CABLE BOX will feature a BDR 1245 shredder, two BAT 800 granulators, air density tables, screens, magnetic separators as well as integrated electrical controls and dust collection system.

Potomac Metals Incorporated has purchased an MTB Cable BOX from WENDT CORPORATION. The purchase will provide the company with the opportunity to upgrade their wire packages to clean copper and aluminum products that open up additional markets for them. Founded in 1997, Potomac Metals is a privately held independent scrap metal recycling company. Since opening their first 5,000 square foot location with two employees, the company has grown to staff over 150 employees while operating eight locations throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. As one of the Mid-Atlantic's most versatile recycling companies, Potomac offers a multitude of services to commercial, residential and industrial clients.

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CPIA launches online tool to help recyclers deal with stranded plastics

CPIA launches online tool to help recyclers deal with stranded plastics

The current China market restrictions have resulted in concerns about shipments being rejected at entry ports, potentially leaving recyclers and brokers with stranded tonnes. As part of the effort to address this situation, The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has launched a confidential online tool for recyclers and brokers to report on recovered plastics for which they have no market or that have been rejected by overseas markets.

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BossTek announces debut of DustBoss DB-30 Fusion

The DB-30 Fusion is a versatile and mobile atomized mist solution from BossTek.

BossTek has introduced the newest model in its growing family of self-powered dust suppression equipment, as BossTek announces the debut of the DustBoss DB-30 Fusion.  The new design is a versatile and transportable atomized mist unit, engineered with a workhorse electric motor and 30 KW generator.  Permanently mounted on a rugged road-worthy trailer, the company's Fusion lineup is proving to be a popular and effective means of delivering powerful dust suppression technology to sites that lack a convenient power source.   

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ISRI calls China's final scrap import standards disappointing for recycling industry

ISRI calls China's final scrap import standards disappointing for recycling industry

In response to the publishing of the final Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imports of Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13) - the quality standards for imported scrap by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released the following statement:

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​Seven steps to effective briquetting in C&D and MRF applications

Briquettes made from a mix of wood, plastic, etc., are generally used in gasifiers.

The following are seven steps in a typical system for shredding and briquetting old pallets and other types of demolition stream waste wood.

  • Storing Raw Material: Old pallets and waste wood from demolition streams needs to be stored out of the elements to keep it dry. Coloured pallets should be sorted out.
  • Shredding: Raw material is fed into a shred­der for size reduction.
  • Sorting: Shredded raw material is conveyed past one of several magnet separators for sorting of nails. An adjustable gap between the transport belt and the vacuum inlet for the hammer mill ensures that nails that have not been sorted out by the magnet separator will fall down and not be sucked into the hammer mill.
  • Hammermill: The raw material passes through a hammermill before going into a large storage silo.
  • Storing processed material: A large storage silo is used to contain shredded and milled raw material. In a 400-cubic metre silo, at the bottom of the silo there is room for two briquetting presses.
  • Briquetting: From manufacturer, C.F. Nielsen, two model BP5500 briquetters, positioned in the silo, will produce a total of approx. 2.5 tons of briquettes per hour. The presses can run unmanned around the clock in a silo that is 400 cubic metres in size.
  • Briquette storage: Briquettes are placed in a pile coming directly from the briquetting presses via the cooling lines. Briquettes allow for maximum bulk density, for storage, handling and transport.

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AMUT Group and CarbonLite working together to improve plastic bottles recycling

"We are glad to have scored another top reference in the Northern America plastic recycling market," stated Mr. Piergianni Milani, the President of AMUT GROUP. "The CarbonLITE PET recycling project comes after the two mega PET recycling plants that AMUT supplied in North America to UNIFI in Reidsville, North Carolina, and to PETSTAR Coca-Cola Mexico." 

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FUCHS strengthens North American distribution coverage with W.I. Clark and Leslie Equipment

Fuchs' 390 F model is purpose-built to deliver long reach and high lift capacities and is the largest and most productive machine in the Fuchs product line.

Fuchs is proud to announce that W.I. Clark Company, headquartered in Wallingford, Conn. will be supporting existing Fuchs owners in Connecticut, Rhode Island and portions of southeastern New York State. 

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Chinese guidelines updated for scrap exporters

Chinese guidelines updated for scrap exporters

According to a member-update from the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), has provided new guidelines for exporters and suppliers who are applying for export permits to ship scrap into China.  These changes will come into effect on February 1st, 2018.   The new guidelines include a few key changes:  

  1. Applicants must follow China's environmental control standards by complying with their contaminants thresholds.
  1. Exporters' facilities must have radiation detection equipment.
  1. The China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC) will no longer be the sole approved pre-shipment inspection company. Third-party companies may apply to receive a licence from AQSIQ to conduct pre-shipment inspections. These companies will share the liability if material approved before shipping is rejected once it reaches a Chinese port.

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​Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Releases Innovation to Increase Battery Safety and Reduce Risks

​Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Releases Innovation to Increase Battery Safety and Reduce Risks

TORONTO, Ontario - Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada's national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, has announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries in Canada. Its battery collection containers now will include an innovative, flame retardant liner.  This new feature is part of the organization's Charge Up Safety!™ initiative to further the safe collection, transport and recycling of consumer batteries. 

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​Neustarr to launch Neuenhauser Targo 3000 Single-shaft shredder at Waste Expo

The Targo 3000 single-shaft shredder is available as a wheel or track unit, and can be set up to process a variety of products including C&D, stumps, green waste, domestic and industrial waste.

The Targo 3000 is a new, universal single-shaft shredder designed and built in Germany by Neuenhauser, and will be on display at the Waste Exp in Las Vegas Apil 24th - 26th. Expanding the company product line from star and trommel screens into the slow-speed shredder market, the Targo 3000 unit features a 535 HP John Deere Tier IV engine with a 3-meter long shredder shaft that rotates at 31 rpm and is equipped with either 21 or 42 bolt on teeth. This machine is available as a wheel or track unit, and the different tooth configurations and an adjustable hydraulic comb mean it can be set up to process a variety of products including C&D, stumps, green waste, domestic and industrial waste.

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State-of-the-art industrial hyperspectral imaging technology available from Specim

Specim FX17 hyperspectral cameras are ideal for waste and recyclables sorting applications.

Specim FX Series hyperspectral cameras are designed for speed, in a compact size, and are ideal for for industrial machine vision applications. According to Finland-based manufacturer, SPECIM, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd., industry demands high speed, robust and dependable instruments with sensible return of investment. They should also be easy to configure, maintain and service. The Specim FX Series is the answer to those needs. The model SPECIM FX17 FOR 900-1700 nm (NIR) is ideal for applications in waste sorting and recycling, as well as for moisture measurement,  chemical imaging, threat detection, and for food and feed quality applications. Specim FX Series hyperspectral cameras enable the machine vision industry to enhance its on-line quality control process by providing more accurate information. This saves both money and time and reduces the amount of unrecyclable waste.

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Is the recycling industry facing a fire epidemic?

Is the recycling industry facing a fire epidemic?

There is certainly no simple answer to the question: is there a fire epidemic facing the recycling industry? But it is an issue that needs addressing. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an epidemic "as an outbreak or product of sudden rapid spread, growth or development." Although we have been faced with facility fires in the waste and recycling industry for years, we are just now seeing the real extent of the problem.

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​New hydraulic mobile shears from Kinshofer feature industry-leading power-to-weight ratio and cycle times

Kinshofer's debut model in the DXS series of hydraulic mobile shears, the DXS-50 is suited for 25- to 35-ton carriers when boom mounted, and 32- to 50-ton carriers when stick mounted.

KINSHOFER, one of the world's leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, introduces the DXS Series of hydraulic mobile excavator shears. The line features industry-leading in its size class power-to-weight ratios, jaw opening sizes, cycle times and hydraulic efficiency. The attachment series, which debuts with the DXS-50 model, is ideal for scrap processing, tire recycling and demolition.

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