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Supporting an innovation-based approach to plastics recycling should be considered the best way to combat our plastic pollution problem

Supporting an innovation-based approach to plastics recycling should be considered the best way to combat our plastic pollution problem

Most people want to do their part to help protect the environment. But despite good intentions on the part of individuals, we've created more than 9 billion tons of plastics since production began, at scale, in the 1950s. This has resulted in almost 7 billion tons of plastic waste generated. Less than 10 percent has been recycled, about 12 percent has been incinerated, and nearly 80 percent is clogging landfills or polluting the environment. If these trends continue, more than 13 billion tons of plastic waste will be contained in landfills by 2050.

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Best Process Solutions offers magnet feeders for recycling

Best Process Solutions offers magnet feeders for recycling

New Magnet feeders from Best Process Solutions (BPS) are designed to process ASR scrap from electronic equipment, and are ideal for a range of recycling facilities. These vibratory feeders are made of stainless steel to prevent the magnetization of material, which can lead to adhesion to the floor or walls of the feeder. BPS magnet feeders also feature dual-motor operation for counter-rotation for linear material movement, and can be customized to existing plant schematics of all sizes.

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Metals Recycling

​ISRI raises alarm over tariff policies with U.S. administration

​ISRI raises alarm over tariff policies with U.S. administration

As tensions escalate amid an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China that is having a damaging effect on the recycling industry, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) this week requested the U.S. government make every effort to negotiate a path forward with China. Serving as the Voice of the Recycling IndustryTM, ISRI sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer detailing the impact the current tariff policy is having on the industry in combination with the import restrictions already imposed by China. This is part of ISRI's ongoing efforts to promote free and fair trade of scrap commodities across the globe.

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Plastics Recycling

Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material for fuel and chemicals

Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material for fuel and chemicals

Neste, the world-leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics. In addition to studying liquefied waste plastic feasibility and sustainability as refinery raw material, the companies are also collaborating with the aim to facilitate regulatory acceptance for chemical recycling. The collaboration is one of the steps towards Neste's goal to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material to fossil refining, with a target to process annually more than one million ton of waste plastic by 2030. 

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Paper Recycling

Norway's largest waste management company first to implement BHS Max-AI VIS to monitor outbound product quality

Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), Norways largest waste management company, has selected Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to supply NG's new state of the art paper recycling system in Oslo. Operational in Q1 2019, the system will process 20 tonnes per hour (tph) and run three shifts to process approximately 120,000 tonnes annually. Noteworthy to this process is the inclusion of Max-AI VIS (Visual Identification System) units to monitor the quality of outbound paper.  

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Wastequip hires waste industry and sustainability veteran for new role as Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability

Wastequip hires waste industry and sustainability veteran for new role as Director of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability

Wastequip, the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, has hired waste industry and environmental consulting veteran, Kristin Kinder, as its new director of research and waste stream sustainability.  In this newly-created role, Kinder will serve as the company's resident expert on waste stream improvements and efforts to drive positive environmental change.  Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Marty Bryant and working closely with the company's marketing group, Kinder will represent Wastequip on key industry panels, spearhead internal and external research efforts, develop industry partnerships and serve as a subject matter expert and spokesperson on issues related to recycling and waste reduction.

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SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

SWANA Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Grant H. Flint Scholarship Program, awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academic and social endeavors. In support of its mission to promote and foster industry education, SWANA offers up to $25,000 a year in scholarships at the high school, college and graduate level. Many of SWANA's 45 chapters also provided local scholarships from their individual areas. 

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International Baler introduces first “European Style” Auto-Tie made in the USA

International Baler introduces first “European Style” Auto-Tie made in the USA

International Baler Corp. (IBC) has begun production of their new ATX Auto-Tie baler series, a high-volume, "European style" baler for MRF and MSW applications. IBC is the first manufacturer to offer this class of machine in the USA. Built entirely in their plant in Jacksonville, Florida, IBC offers US customers a domestic alternative to the high cost and extended lead time of overseas shipping, parts, and service.

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