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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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​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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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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​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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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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ERA announces rebranding to Electronic Reusing Association in time for organization's 15th anniversary

ERA announces rebranding to Electronic Reusing Association in time for organization's 15th anniversary

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), the Calgary-based non-profit organization addressing the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing 'digital divide' has announced the business' rebrand to the Electronic Reusing Association. This comprehensive rebrand elevates the focus on reuse rather than recycle and this will be evident in their new logo and website within the coming months. 

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EREF expands presence in Canada through partnership with OMWA

EREF expands presence in Canada through partnership with OMWA

In early 2017, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) convened in Ontario, Canada with the goal of strengthening the funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships in support of sustainable materials management. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the work EREF is undertaking in the United States, and discuss the development of a Canadian research platform that would meet the needs of the country's waste management sector. Both organizations were pleased to have waste management professionals, municipal officials and regulators who traveled from across the country to participate in this important event and work together on finding ways to better coordinate efforts to conduct and promote academic research.

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​Waste Harmonics' iWaste Monitoring System continues to see growth

​Waste Harmonics' iWaste Monitoring System continues to see growth

On an otherwise unremarkable day in 2012, Mike Hess, founder and CEO of brokered waste services firm Waste Harmonics, walked out of a meeting with a new client, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers. Looking back, Hess admits there were a few moments of head-scratching among his team as they walked to their car. The reason? The freshly signed Pilot Travel Center contract required a monitoring service that, at the time, wasn't offered by Waste Harmonics. In fact, not only was it not a product Waste Harmonics offered, it wasn't a product that had been created or developed by any other waste services company. 

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​ExxonMobil first global energy company to join The Recycling Partnership

​ExxonMobil first global energy company to join The Recycling Partnership

Global leader ExxonMobil is the first energy company to join The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling for good in hundreds of communities across the country. Through support and collaboration, ExxonMobil, along with 34 other companies including Coca-Cola, Target, Amazon, Pepsi, Starbucks and P&G, is helping The Recycling Partnership create a sustainable future through recycling.

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Lindner Recyclingtech America participating at key plastics and recycling industry trade shows

Lindner Recyclingtech America participating at key plastics and recycling industry trade shows

Lindner Recyclingtech America, a leader in industrial stationary and mobile shredding equipment, will be exhibiting at several major, upcoming industry trade shows.  These shows include NPE - The Plastics Show, ISRI - Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries, NAID - National Association for Information Destruction, as well as Waste Expo.

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​Subaru launches partnership with TerraCycle to divert hard-to-recycle waste

​Subaru launches partnership with TerraCycle to divert hard-to-recycle waste

Subaru of America, Inc., has announced a new partnership with TerraCycle to help divert hard-to-recycle waste from landfills and incinerators through the automaker's environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth. With less than a quarter of the 230 million tons of trash generated annually in U.S. getting recycled, Subaru and TerraCycle® are teaming up to intercept and repurpose hard to recycle items.

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NOVA Chemicals recycles more than 57,000 pounds and wins EPS Excellence in Recycling Award

NOVA Chemicals recycles more than 57,000 pounds and wins EPS Excellence in Recycling Award

Recycling programs for EPS, a foam used to protect products in transportation, food packaging and construction materials, have been growing for nearly two decades. In part, the growing success of EPS recycling can be attributed to companies like NOVA Chemicals, which has been creating innovative solutions for collecting EPS for recycling for the last five years.  That's why the company is being honored with the EPS Industry Alliance's annual Excellence in EPS Recycling award. 

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