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Neste and Ravago collaboration to enable chemical recycling of over 200,000 tons of plastic annually

Neste, the world's leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Ravago, the world's leading distributor and recycler of polymers, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste and Ravago have set a joint target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200,000 tons of waste plastic. 

Borealis partnership with Lindner and others resulting in higher-quality regranulate and innovative products

Borealis, a leading chemicals and plastics group company based out of Austria, acquired Germany-based plastics recycler mtm plastics in 2016. According to a press release from the company, since then they have remained consistent in efforts to drive plastics industry circularity and are developing regranulates of the highest quality. The result is sophisticated and innovative new products jointly created with partners from the waste management and plastics industries (competencies which were on display at the recent K 2019 trade event in Dusseldorf, Germany, October 19-26.)

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Q&A with Brent Bell, VP of Recycling at Waste Management

In advance of America Recycles Day 2019, November 15, RPN caught up with Brent Bell, Waste Management's Vice President of Recycling to ask a few questions about the waste and recycling industry giant's progress over the last 10 years. We talked about the company's current focus, the challenges of contamination, and expectations for the future of the industry.

Carton Council celebrates ten years of progress on America Recycles Day

As recycling enthusiasts celebrate America Recycles Day this November 15, the Carton Council of North America will also be celebrating 10 years of carton recycling. Formed in 2009, the group has worked with countless stakeholders to grow household access to food and beverage carton recycling to nearly 61%, representing a 238% increase in 10 years.  

BaleVision demo provides positive feedback on merQbiz paper bale analytics technology

Since the official launch of their BaleVision quality performance solution in July, 2019, merQbiz says both MRFs and paper mills have expressed interest in their technology designed to better evaluate and manage RCP (recovered paper) quality. On October 23rd, merQbiz hosted a live BaleVision demonstration in Chicago, performing quality assessments on paper bales and showcasing its quality and procurement analytics platform. The event was attended by approximately 75 MRF and mill representatives. 

Indonesian officials caught diverting illegal waste shipments from U.S. to other Asian nations

Indonesian officials have been caught approving re-exports of illegal U.S. waste shipments to other Asian countries instead of returning them to the U.S. as promised. This, according to a press release from the Basel Action Network (BAN) a global environmental watchdog organization. Instead of being returned to their senders, the waste containers have reportedly been diverted to India, Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam.

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Q&A with Brent Bell, VP of Recycling at Waste Management

In advance of America Recycles Day 2019, November 15, RPN caught up with Brent Bell, Waste Management's Vice President of Recycling to ask a few questions about the waste and recycling industry giant's progress over the last 10 years. We talked about the company's current focus, the challenges of contamination, and expectations for the future of the industry.

CHEC tool from Daimler to streamline vocational truck customization

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) developed the Custom Hardware and Electronics Configurator (CHEC) tool to streamline the vocational customization process. The CHEC tool enables Truck Equipment Manufacturers (TEM) and dealers to easily view, edit, compare and update electrical configurations in Freightliner vocational trucks, reducing upfit time.

Used oil recycling centre officially opens in Nelson B.C.

BC Used Oil Management Association ("BCUOMA"), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, today announced that the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot located at 120 Silica Street, Nelson, BC will now be responsibly collecting, storing and handling used oil and antifreeze materials, year-round. 

Calculating the true costs of heavy-haul trailer ownership

With a cost on par with the average home mortgage, heavy-haul trailers represent a significant investment for businesses. The right trailer can provide fast ROI, greater productivity and increased profits. The wrong decision, however, can leave trucking companies with the financial burden of a unit that will cost far more in the long run than the business is prepared to take on.  

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