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Tire Recycling

​Ryse Solutions enters the marketplace as Canada's first fully integrated producer responsibility organization

Well known Canadian recycling and resource recovery pioneer Emmie Leung announced today that she has launched a new company, Ryse Solutions Inc., that is Canada's first fully integrated producer responsibility organization offering compliance services and material recovery solutions and advice under one umbrella.

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Metals Recycling

​ISRI advocacy delivers for recyclers in latest tariff measures

​ISRI advocacy delivers for recyclers in latest tariff measures

As China and the United States continue to spar back and forth with new tariffs being imposed on key imports on goods from each country, the recycling industry has largely been spared. On Friday, the Trump Administration announced a final list of products from China that would be assessed a 25% import duty. Several equipment parts imported from China for use in recycling operations were included on a list of targets earlier this year, but removed after pressure from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

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​Machinex employees obtain accreditation from Certified Machinery Safety Expert

Left to right: Jonathan Fortier and Sébastien Delisle in front of a baler inside the Machinex manufacturing facility.

Machinex is pleased to announce the next milestone in its commitment to safety with two recently nominated employees, Sébastien Delisle and Jonathan Fortier. The two Machinex employees are now accredited by the international valid TÜV NORD Certification, and are titled as a CMSE (Certified Machinery Safety Expert). CMSE is a globally recognized license that enables a 360-degree approach to machinery safety.

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Composting

A&W initiative to remove 82 million plastic straws from waste stream yearly

Toasting A&W's move to eliminate plastic straws are, from left: Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, A&W Director of Distribution, Equipment & Packaging Tyler Pronyk, Ocean Wise President & CEO John Nightingale, and Richmond MLA and National Zero Waste Council Chair Malcolm Brodie.

A&W Canada has celebrated World Oceans Day 2018 by announcing it will remove plastic straws from its restaurants and instead offer its customers paper straws by the end of the year.

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Plastics Recycling

​Canada's plastic packaging recycling rate rises again as access to recycling programs nears 100%

​Canada's plastic packaging recycling rate rises again as access to recycling programs nears 100%

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released a new report informing Canadians that their recycling efforts continue to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. This is the eighth year the CPIA has conducted the Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada and in 2016, the numbers show plastics recycling increased by almost 1% in 2016 compared to 2015. 

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National Zero Waste Council announces strategy to cut Canada's food waste in half

National Zero Waste Council announces strategy to cut Canada's food waste in half

The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC) has released its updated National Food Waste Reduction Strategy for preventing food waste in Canada, sharing the report with Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and Environment and Climate Change Minister, Catherine McKenna to help inform the Government's development of a Food Policy for Canada. 

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Ocean Summit sponsored by the Volvo Group spotlights the problem of plastic in the world’s oceans

Newport stopover. Ocean Summit. 18 May, 2018.  
Credit: Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race

Ocean debris – particularly ocean plastic – was the focal point of the Ocean Summit sponsored by the Volvo Group. The summit took place in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island. Along with the Volvo Group, the  summit was sponsored by 11th Hour Racing, the Mirpuri Foundation, AkzoNobel, the Ocean Family Foundation, Bluewater and Stena Recycling. The official partner in Newport is Sail Newport, a nonprofit organization that promotes easy and affordable access to sailing.

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​CCIC's Canadian operations authorized to inspect U.S. scrap shipments to China

ISRI received information May 22 that the Chinese Government will allow CCIC's Canadian operations to temporarily undertake pre-shipment inspections and issue certificates for U.S. scrap shipments bound for China. The authorization has been issued starting immediately through the end of the suspension of the U.S. operations on June 4. Containers will still be subject to 100% inspection upon arrival.

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​TOMRA SORTING RECYCLING appoints Rick Fenton as sales manager, East Coast North America

​TOMRA SORTING RECYCLING appoints Rick Fenton as sales manager, East Coast North America

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, the global leading supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, announces the appointment of Rick Fenton as Sales Manager, East Coast North America. In his new position, Fenton will assume the lead role to further develop and implement TOMRA Recycling Americas' short- and long-term sales strategies as well as work directly with TOMRA partners and customers. 

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​ISRI elects new slate of national officers

Brian Shine, Manitoba Corp., ISRI's new chair.

During its 2018 convention and exposition, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) elected four new national officers who will lead the association and industry over the next two years. In addition, the ISRI Board of Directors elected four directors-at-large and one associate director. Heading up the new team of leaders is Chair Brian Shine of Manitoba Corp. (Buffalo, NY).

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Ocean Summit Sponsored by Volvo Group to Focus on Plastic Pollution

The Volvo Group is sponsoring an Ocean Summit during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, to educate attendees about ocean health issues, with a focus on plastic pollution. The summit, scheduled for Friday, May 18, is also sponsored by 11th Hour Racing, the Mirpuri Foundation, AkzoNobel, the Ocean Family Foundation, Bluewater and Stena Recycling. The official stopover partner in Newport is Sail Newport, a nonprofit organization that promotes easy and affordable access to sailing.

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Plastics Recycling

PLASTICS Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit leverages NPE2018 to reach broader industry

PLASTICS Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit leverages NPE2018 to reach broader industry

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has kicked off its third annual Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit at NPE2018: The Plastics Show, running May 7-11, leveraging the association's premier triennial tradeshow as an opportunity to both reach new and diverse attendees and allow Re|focus attendees to experience NPE. All registered Re|focus attendees will receive free access to the NPE show floor for a chance to see plastics manufacturing innovations in action. 

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​Recycling Research Foundation silent auction at ISRI 2018 sets new records

​Recycling Research Foundation silent auction at ISRI 2018 sets new records

As part of its continuous effort to provide funds for college students and industry research, The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF) recently announced it raised a record amount of nearly $40,000 through its annual silent auction. RRF, a nonprofit closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), promotes the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through the research, sponsorships, technical assistance, and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry. 

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Waste and recycling industry seeing 93% increase in facility fires in first 4 months of 2018

Waste and recycling industry seeing 93% increase in facility fires in first 4 months of 2018

Why are we seeing a spike in fires In 2018?
This is a question that I do not have the answer to. I have been reporting on waste and recycling facility fires since February, 2015 and I am witnessing the monthly data unfold along with the rest of you. March's number of 37 fire incidents is not only one of the highest figures on record but is more than the number of fires that occurred in both March of 2016 and 2017 combined. March 2018 could merely be an anomaly. But then comes April. April's number of 36 fire incidents is not only one of the highest months on record as well, it is also more than the number of fires that occurred in both April of 2016 and 2017 combined. 

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