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​EREF annual charitable auction at WasteExpo to fund solid waste research and educational initiatives

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation's (EREF) Annual Charitable Auction is set to be one of the highlights of WasteExpo, held April 24 - 25, 2018 in Las Vegas. This two-day event, which has raised $18 million since its inception 24 years ago, consists of Live and Silent Auctions, as well as a networking reception. 

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Are all excavators the same?

Among the top brands, many believe all excavators are the same. But when you look closely, you can spot the small differences in design that add up to huge differences in productivity and efficiency — differences that can boost your profitability. 


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Paper Recycling

Max-AI AQC-2 robotic sorter expands application to newspaper sorting

The Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) product line from Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has expanded with the release of the AQC-2 for paper sorting applications. Max-AI technology employs artificial intelligence (AI) to make material identification and selection decisions; high-speed robotic sorters carry out the sorting. The AQC-2 features two robotic sorters and is able to sort on belt widths up to 72" (1800mm). The release of the AQC-2 complements the earlier release of the AQC-1, which has been used to sort containers and contamination in plastics and metals, and to recover high value items from residue.

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Jim Brown promoted to President of Okada America

Jim Brown, President Okada America

Medina, Ohio based, Okada America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Jim Brown to the position of President. Brown, who has replaced Tony Neikirk, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Okada America, Inc. being appointed to that position in 2015.

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Metals Recycling

​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB4 Two-Ram Baler

​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB4 Two-Ram Baler

Introduced at ISRI 2018 this week in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking REB4 two-ram baler is the only two-ram that features Sierra's patent pending dual-compression doors. The REB4 uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll-back, and pre-densifying the material before the cycle even begins. Which leads to a 20 to 40 percent increase in production.

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Metals Recycling

LIBS vs XRF: comparing two technologies

Hitachi High-Technologies’ Vulcan LIBS analyzer employs advanced data management for logging of both results and images.

For recyclers who sort metals and alloys, in applications where precise understanding of content and composition is paramount, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) based handheld analyzers have been the main tool employed for over a decade. In recent years, however, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology has been used increasingly in metal recycling applications, especially with aluminum and other nonferrous metals, and for light elements. XRF is still considered by most to be the best option for applications in stainless steel and heavy metals, or for recyclers focused on plastics and e-waste sorting.

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Doosan exhibit at ISRI 2018 displaying new DX225MH-5 material handler and latest industry-specific wheel loader

Doosan is showing two new machines at this week's ISRI 2018, in Las Vegas: the new DX225MH-5 material handler as well as the DL280-5 wheel loader. The new DL280-5 is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders, designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general construction, scrap and waste-handling applications. 

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Keestrack to introduce new design for R3/R3e track-mounted impact crusher at Intermat

Keestrack's R3e track-mounted impact crusher.

Keestrack will unveil a new design for its track-mounted impact crusher unit R3 / R3e at Intermat (Stand No.: 5A H098). Thanks to its compact transport and operational dimensions, the 30-tonne model offers all advantages of the diesel-electric hybrid concept, which Keestrack is implementing as an efficient alternative drive system in more and more product ranges of its mobile crushing and screening plants.

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Canadian wood recycling sector positions itself for growth

The Canadian Wood Waste Recycling Business Group supports the “cascading use” model, whereby wood is recovered for the next most valuable alternative.

There's a lot more to wood recycling than shredding, screening and grinding. The state of wood recycling continues to evolve, according to Jim Donaldson, CEO of the Alberta-based Canadian Wood Waste Recycling Business Group (CWWR). Practices are well established in the forest industry for converting sawmill residuals into fibre applications such as pulp and paper and waste-to-energy, but overall, the development of wood recycling in Canada is still in its infancy. 

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Shell Canada and the ERA are out in full force this April continuing to donate $1 million worth of technology to Indigenous communities

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and its long-time donor Shell Canada have announced that they will be gifting more than 200 recent model computers, laptops and monitors to nine indigenous organizations across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This donation is part of Shell Canada's pledge to contribute $1 million worth of computer equipment to organizations across Canada, which it announced back in November 2017. To date, more than 600 computers, laptops and monitors have been donated to 30 organizations across Canada as part of the company's million-dollar pledge.

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