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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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CPIA Resource Recovery Partnership Conference shapes broader approach to recovery framework

Conference speaker Peter Hargreave, President of Policy Integrity Inc.

Striving for zero waste across multiple waste streams is daunting yet imperative for sectors involved in the lifecycle chain of extracting, consuming, disposing and recovering resources. To examine the challenges and benefits of recovering resources and building a sustainable economy, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), City of London, Western University/Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) and PAC Next held their fifth annual Resource Recovery Partnership Conference (RRPC) at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario June 21 and 22. 

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ISRI releases statement on China’s announcement of tariffs on all scrap imports

ISRI releases statement on China’s announcement of tariffs on all scrap imports

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has released the following statement in response to China's announcement that it will impose a retaliatory tariff on the import of all scrap commodities from the U.S.: "ISRI is already hearing from contacts in China that the announcement has caused consternation among Chinese consumers of U.S. scrap commodities. Although these tariffs will not be levied on imports from other countries, it is our understanding that other regions may not be able to fulfill all of China's demand. This is in line with other reports that the trade war has had an impact on the Chinese economy across many sectors. 

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ERA and Hi Tech Recyclers partnership results in recycling of over 700 tons of e-waste

ERA and Hi Tech Recyclers partnership results in recycling of over 700 tons of e-waste

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been working to reduce unnecessary electronic waste since 2004 throughout Canada. Many of us are unaware of the toxic chemicals that derive from electronic devices. Take a cell phone as an example, it has over 500 components and many contain toxic metals such as mercury, lead, beryllium, and cadmium. Over the past five years the ERA has been working with Hi Tech Recyclers, an Alberta Recycling (ARMA) certified recycler, to recycle e-waste from the province, comprised of unusable TV's, printers and electronics that could not be reused.   

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Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation launch largest-ever industry challenge to boost U.S. residential recycling

Recycling Partnership and PepsiCo Foundation launch largest-ever industry challenge to boost U.S. residential recycling

The PepsiCo Foundation and national non-profit The Recycling Partnership, have announced the launch of "All In On Recycling" -- the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the U.S. The PepsiCo Foundation is providing $10 million in funding to jumpstart the challenge, which is one of the largest-ever public gifts of its kind. The goal of the challenge is to raise $25 million in total donations from leading businesses, companies, and organizations. In addition to contributions from other corporations, the more than 2,800 communities that participate in the initiative are expected to triple the collective investment, catalyzing roughly $75 million in municipal funding, and bringing the total amount of support to $100 million. 

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Recycling industry's partnership with law enforcement reaches new heights, according to ISRI

Recycling industry's partnership with law enforcement reaches new heights, according to ISRI

For more than a decade, the recycling industry has made a strong effort to fight the theft of metals and other materials through proactive outreach to law enforcement. One such example was the creation of ScrapTheftAlert.com in 2008. The alert system is a free online tool for law enforcement to broadcast alerts to local scrap facilities to be on the lookout for stolen material. The system recently reached the milestone of more than 10,000 registered law enforcement users, which constitutes approximately 21 percent of law enforcement agencies in the United States being represented.

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Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook 2018 report reveals only 20 to 25 percent e-waste documented as collected and recycled

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook, 2018, reveals close to 48.2 million tonnes of eWaste was generated in 2017, of which only 20 to 25 percent was documented to be collected and recycled. The remaining waste was either landfilled or disposed of unsafely or illegally in lesser developed countries. This scenario is likely to persist in the absence of stringent regulations, closed-loop supply chains, and greater producer responsibility. China made a market-altering decision when it announced a ban on the import of 24 categories of recyclables and solid waste by the end of 2017. This decision will force the world's biggest waste importers, which include the UK, the US, Europe, and Japan, to build new recycling infrastructure in their own facilities or look to other Southeast Asian countries for waste management. 

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