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GTI quantifies opportunity to produce low-carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from wood wastes

The engineering design study, funded by West Coast utilities and a state government agency, was conducted to better understand the value, benefits, and cost of utilizing wood wastes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Today, GTI has released a site-specific engineering design titled Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a "blueprint" for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. A biomass power plant in Stockton, California, was the host site for the engineering design effort. In addition to providing data about the process technologies, the integrated plant, and production costs, the study highlights the many environmental benefits and the low-carbon fuel produced. 

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LEED changes a boost for C&D

LEED changes a boost for C&D

Construction and demolition (C&D) materials are hefty. It is why we can so effectively build roads, bridges and buildings out of them. It's also why, by weight, they are the most significant material in the North American waste stream. This creates a challenge for recycling, as it's usually too expensive, in terms of ROI, to ship most recovered C&D end products, including wood, concrete, drywall, asphalt, and asphalt shingles.

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The Global Recycling Foundation looks at the best recycled fashion ahead of London Fashion Week

The Global Recycling Foundation urges London Fashion Week, and the fashion industry as a whole, to promote the importance of recycling in the industry by recognising the brands doing it best. It is also encouraging Fashionistas, as well as people around the world, to support Global Recycling Day on 18th March 2019 in helping to sustain a green circular economy for the future of our planet.

With London Fashion Week around the corner (15th - 19th February), the Global Recycling Foundation is calling on the fashion industry to champion recycling by shining a spotlight on the brands already leading the way on recycled fashion. It's also calling on the industry to support Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2019. 

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International law enforcement recognizes recyclers as partners in effort to reduce metals theft

International law enforcement recognizes recyclers as partners in effort to reduce metals theft

As a sign of both the need to reduce metal theft, and its strong working relationship with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and other recyclers, the International Association of Chiefs of Police recently passed a resolution calling on law enforcement agencies to recognize recyclers as partners, use tools such as ScrapTheftAlert.com, and utilize resources developed by ISRI. 

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SWANA announces 2019 award winners

The presentations will be made on February 26th during the SWANApalooza conference in Boston.

The Technical Divisions of the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) have voted to recognize two outstanding members and a company for achievement, volunteer efforts and leadership in 2019.  Distinguished Individual Achievement Awards are being presented to Michelle Leonard and Ivan Cooper.  Interior Removal Specialists Inc. will receive the Sustainable Materials Management Award.

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Balcones Resources celebrates 25 years in business

Balcones Resources celebrated its 25th anniversary in business this month, growing from a small Austin-based paper recycler to a comprehensive environmental services company with facilities in Austin, Dallas and Little Rock. Balcones marked the milestone with a reception featuring a presentation of $25,000 in total donations to five Austin-area environmental organizations: EcoRise, Hill Country Conservancy, Keep Austin Beautiful, Shoal Creek Conservancy and Waller Creek Conservancy.

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Frontline Machinery set to host 3rd annual Crushing & Screening Equipment Demo Day

Aerial view of Frontline Machinery Demo Day last year.

On March 13th, 2019, Frontline Machinery is hosting their annual Crushing & Screening Equipment Demo Day. The largest of its kind in Canada, this special event brings together customers and stakeholders from the aggregate, C&D and civil construction industry for a live, hands-on demonstration of crushing, screening and stacking conveyor systems.

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Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council releases guidance document for recyclers

In order to meet strict United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) requirements for medical supplies, equipment, and associated packaging, most healthcare plastics are pure, high-quality materials.

Estimates indicate that there are about 1 million tons of clean, non-infectious healthcare plastics generated in U.S. healthcare facilities each year. While the potential of this largely untapped waste stream is obvious, how to access this waste stream can be less clear.

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Global Recycling Foundation calls on the world to combat climate change by championing recycling

Global Recycling Day falls on March 18 each year and aims to promote the vitality of recycling across the globe. It is a day for action, for the world to come together to put the planet first, and to change the mind-set of governments, businesses, communities and individuals around the world, to see recyclables as a resource.

The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. This represents a major step forward in the battle to tackle climate change but time is also running out to ensure concrete change. The Global Recycling Foundation urges the recycling industry to take heed to the COP24 agreement and continue to play its frontline role in preserving the planet's resources and improving the circular economy. It is also calling on recycling businesses and organizations across the globe to impress on their local communities, municipalities and governments to take action now, before it is too late.

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Hyde acquires slitting knives line from Thurston Manufacturing

According to Hyde, there will be no outwardly apparent changes for Thurston square edge slitting knife customers as both companies are working hard to ensure a smooth and seamless transition with no service interruption.

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a division of Hyde Tools, Inc., has announced the acquisition of the square edge slitting knives line from Thurston Manufacturing of Smithfield, RI. The purchase covers the product line and machinery to service existing Thurston customers and provide Hyde customers with better access to this line of knives used for cutting of thin sheet metal, paper, cloth, fabric and rubber.

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​Air Canada to reduce single-use plastics

​Air Canada to reduce single-use plastics

Air Canada has announced that the airline will reduce single-use plastics onboard its aircraft and in its workplaces as part of the company's ongoing commitment to curtail waste. Starting in Summer 2019, Air Canada will replace plastic with wood stir sticks in drinks served on all flights, a move that will save 35 million plastic stir sticks annually - enough if laid end-to-end to join Halifax and Vancouver.  

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Global Recycling Foundation launches new website, logo and brand identity

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website, logo and brand identity

The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on October 6th, 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling's (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo and website, at www.globalrecyclingfoundation, along with a new brand identity designed to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet's future.

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Kobelco USA expands dealer network in Canada with new partnerships

The staff of each dealership will be working closely with KOBELCO to gain the required sales and product support training to deliver on the KOBELCO promise of customer satisfaction.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its growing dealer network.

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Terex Washing Systems increases investment in North American market

TWS is the premier provider of advanced washing solutions for material and mineral washing needs in Aggregates, Recycling, Mining and Industrial Sands.

Terex Washing Systems (TWS) has announced further investment in their North American sales and operational teams that will enable customers to engage directly with TWS experts to discuss their requirements and collaborate in the development of innovative customer-specific solutions.

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