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Recycling Research Foundation announces 2018 National Veterans Stipend Recipient

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has announced Army veteran Joshua Daniel as the recipient of its 2018 National Veterans Stipend. Recognizing the need for financial aid as veterans seek to complete their degrees, the scholarship awards up to $8,000 to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The stipend covers $2,000 per year and is renewable for up to four years or the length of study.

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Packaging material a key issue for fight against climate change according to Iggesund Paperboard

In extreme cases, switching packaging material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by up to 99 percent.

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging's climate impact by 99 per cent. For people who influence the choice of packaging material, this single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager or designer's entire professional career. That's the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Iggesund Paperboard.

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Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1st. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018 - a move that was celebrated by Bandit's employees and customers. It ensures the corporate culture that has made Bandit a success for 35 years will remain intact.

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Doosan opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center

Doosan Infracore North America  is opening a new 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center, serving its dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada.

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Organics Recycling

Municipalities need to help to keep up with demand for composting according to USCC

Municipalities need to help to keep up with demand for composting according to USCC

Some US Composting Council (USCC) members and staff have been on conference panels with our colleagues in the traditional recycling industry during the past year, and we've heard some harrowing tales. Tales are circulating of the cancellation of glass programs, the suspension of curbside recycling contracts, and of the costly retooling of materials recovery facilities to integrate increasingly complex sortation lines in order to meet the requirements of foreign markets to accept recyclable materials.

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STEINERT closing 2018 with best practice workshops based on real real-life scenarios

Steniert's UniSort Black in use at KDM in Ratingen where it sorts films, dark and black plastics, metals, broken glass, stones and ceramics from green waste and structural material.

These days, a company that offers solutions does more than constructing machines. Sorting specialist STEINERT is closing 2018 with Best Practice Workshops based on real-life scenarios, where technological know-how and process knowledge are being shared at a national and international level. The workshops are spread over the 4th quarter and include hands-on training at customer premises and theoretical camps at headquarters. The Waste & Recycling division is focusing on commercial waste, biowaste and mixed construction waste.

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Prince Edward Island approves Call2Recycle Canada as official single-use and rechargeable battery stewardship program

Prince Edward Island approves Call2Recycle Canada as official single-use and rechargeable battery stewardship program

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada's consumer battery collection and recycling organization, has been approved by the Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a regulated battery stewardship program to collect and recycle consumer batteries. Its five-year, all-battery consumer collection and recycling plan will be implemented in early 2019. 

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Waste Connections completes previously announced acquisition of American Disposal Services

Waste Connections completes previously announced acquisition of American Disposal Services

Toronto-based Waste Connections, Inc. has acquired American Disposal Services, Inc. and certain affiliates, one of the largest privately-owned solid waste collection and recycling businesses in the Mid-Atlantic states.  American has total annualized revenues of approximately $175 million and serves approximately 400,000 customers in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and Colorado.

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B.C.'s Coast Waste Management Association to hire new Executive Director

B.C.'s Coast Waste Management Association to hire new Executive Director

The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) is seeking an energetic and engaged Executive Director to lead the organization. Based on  Vancouver Island, the CWMA fosters environmental leadership and best practices by providing a forum for discussion, education and networking. With more than 160 members, CWMA is dedicated to improving waste and environmental management in coastal communities and across BC.

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Famed Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution stems tide of glove waste

The RightCycle Program is the first large-scale recycling initiative for hard-to-recycle and commonly used items including non-hazardous laboratory gloves.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Its researchers teamed up with French scientists in 1985 to discover the Titanic, and the organization remains at the forefront of providing essential knowledge about our oceans and atmosphere that helps guide global environmental stewardship.

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Fuchs continues to drive momentum in North America

“I am delighted the Fuchs team has secured Hoffman as a Fuchs distributor. Hoffman has been providing best in class service in the New Jersey, Southern New York and Eastern PA since 1920.

Material handler giant Fuchs is pleased to announce the appointment of Hoffman Equipment as the Authorized Fuchs Distributor for 11 counties in Southern New York, the entire state of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania for the full line of Fuchs material handlers.

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Royal Canin partners with TerraCycle to enable consumers to recycle pet food packaging

Royal Canin partners with TerraCycle to enable consumers to recycle pet food packaging

Royal Canin, a global leader in pet health nutrition, has partnered with international recycling company TerraCycle to make the packaging for their entire product line nationally recyclable. For every shipment of Royal Canin packaging waste sent to TerraCycle, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts or converted to cash and donated to the non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.

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Lystek wins multi-year contract with City of Guelph to manage biosolids

Lystek International has announced that on October 24, 2018, a multi-year (up to ten) contract was formally executed between the Cambridge, Ontario-based provider of advanced biosolids management solutions and its long-term customer, the City of Guelph. This is an especially rewarding agreement due to the fact that the first installation of the low-temperature Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) was demonstrated and commercialized in partnership with the forward-thinking city a little over ten years ago.

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TOMRA Equipment featured at WENDT Tech Center

At the heart of the sorting circuit currently lies two TOMRA sensor-based sorters – COMBISENSE and X-TRACT – for metals cleaning, mixed metals sorting, aluminum upgrading and quality control of various shredded aluminum feed material.

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, supplier of sensor-based sorting equipment, recently installed multiple sorting technologies in the new metal sorting plant at WENDT CORPORATION's Buffalo, N.Y., Technology Center. The new WENDT plant features the latest technologies and processes for cleaning, sorting, and upgrading shredded non-ferrous metals, such as zorba and zurik.

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​China tightens ban on solid waste imports

The Chinese government has introduced a tightened ban on solid waste imports. Effective on Dec. 31, 2018, 32 types of solid waste will be banned from import, according to a document released by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the General Administration of Customs.

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Study uncovers high levels of previously unsuspected pollutants from electronics in homes and recycling plants

Scientists at Indiana University have found high levels of a previously unsuspected pollutant in homes, in an electronic waste recycling facility and in the natural environment, and have warned that people are likely to be exposed to this pollutant by breathing contaminated dust or through skin contact.

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Recycling Research Foundation names 2018 National Scholarship winner

Recycling Research Foundation names 2018 National Scholarship winner

The Recycling Research Foundation (RRF), a nonprofit organization closely associated with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has announced Kyle Syndergaard as the recipient of its 2018 National Scholarship. Recognizing the need for affordable graduate education, the scholarship awards $5,000 to an individual seeking a graduate degree in a field that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. 

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