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Plastics recyclers starting to close production as coronavirus pandemic impacts demand

According to a release from Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) the European Plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Major issues cited include a lack of the demand due to the closure of converting plants, and record low prices of virgin plastics, as well as decreased global activity overall.

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LUBO non-wrapping screens part of City of Pheonix MRF upgrade

Like many cities, Phoenix, Arizona and its surrounding communities were hit hard by China's 2018 ban on many previously recycled goods. With an aging system at its North Gateway Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the city recently set out to improve its plant's technology with a retrofit project to better handle the changing material stream and improve the quality of its recycled materials. 

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Insight from an expert: Hooklifts vs Cable Hoists for waste and recycling

According to Tim Worman, product manager for demountables at Stellar Industries, when it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, the North American waste and recycling market has traditionally favoured the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally, where urban space is generally tighter. Canada has been somewhere in between, based on influence from both markets. 

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