The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is announcing that it has opened up its popular Superfund Recycling Equity Act (SREA) Reasonable Care Compliance Program to nonmembers. The SREA Reasonable Care Compliance Program offers detailed reports on consuming facilities' environmental compliance records. Doing such due diligence on facilities can assist recyclers with the defense of a Superfund liability claim as a way of showing "reasonable care."
The nation's recycling industry is calling on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to address unreasonable railroad practices related to railcar supply and storage fees. Members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today testified before an STB hearing that rail is a critical mode for transporting ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, particularly for distances greater than 200 miles. Since many recycling facilities are served by only one major freight railroad, there are rarely alternative modes of transportation - which means scrap metal and other recycling companies are too often suffering poor rail service and seeing skyrocketing fees.
New England will have a new heavy equipment dealership for the materials processing industry with familiar faces representing the CBI and Terex Ecotec product lines. High Ground Equipment has been established by business partners Art Murphy and Scott Orlosk in 2019 as a dedicated New England dealer focused on sales, service, and parts support. High Ground Equipment currently operates a support services location inside of Terex's New Hampshire manufacturing facility and can be found online at www.highgroundequipment.com.
Waste Management has joined with more than 3,780 businesses, investors, governmental agencies, universities and faith groups in committing to climate action in support of the landmark Paris Agreement.
NPK Construction Equipment (NPKCE), a subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan), has announced the acquisition of Genesis Attachments LLC (USA), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany).
The government of Canada is working with Canadians across the country to protect its land and water from plastic waste. Not only is plastic pollution harmful to the environment, but the disposal of plastics is a waste of a valuable resource. This is why the Government of Canada is partnering with Canadian businesses to develop innovative solutions to keep plastics in the economy and out of landfills and the environment.
Vermeer Corporation and the US Composting Council (USCC) are teaming up to give organic waste recycling companies a complimentary one-year membership with the purchase of a new Vermeer horizontal grinder, tub grinder, trommel screen or compost turner. A membership to the USCC provides organic waste recyclers access to valuable educational resources and training, networking opportunities and better visibility within the compost industry. To qualify for this offer, equipment purchases need to be made by Dec. 31, 2019.
Terrapure Environmental and Vale Canada received an Environmental Leader Award for Project of the Year for their new, sustainable option for managing biosolids during winter months, when farmland application is prohibited and storage is complicated. Instead of incinerating or landfilling nutrient-rich organics, Terrapure worked with Vale to develop a program to apply treated biosolids to its Central Tailings Area for reclamation and revegetation. It was the first project of its kind in Ontario.
A new liquid additive reduces the polymer degradation that takes place during melt processing, substantially increasing physical property retention in regrind as compared with unmodified material.
The Basel Convention Conference of Parties have adopted amendments to the Convention that will impair the trade of recyclable plastics. According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), this effort, intended to be an international response to plastic pollution in marine environments, in reality will hamper the world's ability to recycle plastic material, creating an increased risk of pollution.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, this week, Compost Awareness Week 2019, unveiled an innovative program that will introduce plant-based food and drink containers and transform them into rich compost to be put into herb gardens at the NAC. The move will divert 500,000 containers from the landfill annually.
According to TOMRA of North America, U.S. consumers redeemed billions of used beverage containers though the company's reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018, with more than 2 billion redeemed in the Northeast alone. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling and prevent them from entering oceans and landfills.
Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. ("American Manganese" or "AMY" or the "Company"), is pleased to report the Company has filed National Phase Patent Applications for the Company's flagship technology on recycling lithium-ion battery cathode materials. Seven additional countries have been selected for National Phase Applications for the Company's original PCT Application No. PCT/US2017/060794 filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization on November 9, 2017. In addition to US Patent No. 10,246,343, which was granted on April 2019, AMY has selected the following additional countries for the National Phase Applications:
Power Knot’s new bin tipper improves hygiene and reduces injuries in high-volume foodservice operations
At this year's WasteExpo 2019 in Las Vegas, Power Knot, the market leader in products that process waste food in commercial foodservice operations, is announcing the immediate availability of the SBT-140, a stainless-steel bin tipper that can safely empty organic waste bins used in commercial kitchens and other foodservice environments that demand cleanliness and hygiene.
Vecoplan, LLC, the North Carolina-based manufacturer of shredders and , has been awarded a contract to design and build the front-end material processing and preparation system for Brightmark Energy's new plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana. Vecoplan's prep system will incorporate a variety of technologies engineered to deliver feedstock that meets specifications vital to the plant's successful production of transportation fuel.
Recycling industry calls on U.S. Mint to resume mutilated coin redemption program after unexpected shutdown
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) expressed concern over the announcement by the U.S. Mint to re-suspend the Mutilated Coin Redemption Program and is offering its expertise to work with the agency to identify and resolve any concerns as quickly as possible. Along with the Mint, ISRI shares the goal of recovering and recycling coins while protecting the program's integrity.
After last year's SENNEBOGEN national sales meeting, Oliver Nachevski, VP and Chief Operating Office of Strongco Corporation, told his organization "There's no reason we can't be at the top." At this year's meeting, he was proven right.
Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty agricultural plastic jugs for recycling. The idea took root and since then, Cleanfarms has expanded the program across Canada bringing in a total of about 126 million plastic jugs that have been recycled into new products instead of disposed in landfill.
The WEEE Forum, (the European Association of Electrical and Electronic waste take back systems) including an international collaboration of 36 e-waste collection schemes in the EU, issued their response to recent consultation regarding a study to support the preparation of the EU Commission's guidance for an e-waste extended producer responsibility organization.
Every year, the summer sun, sea and sand attract growing numbers of tourists to the European island state of Cyprus. In addition to great sales for the tourism industry, they also generate steadily growing mountains of waste. Tourists are clearly not the sole contributors, but according to current figures, Cyprus has the second highest amount of waste per capita in the EU after Denmark.
Fortistar and TruStar Energy accelerate plans to decarbonize transportation fuel supply through use of RNG
Fortistar and TruStar Energy, two specialists in renewable natural gas (RNG) production and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel supply, will be attending Waste Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 6th through 9th to discuss RNG with landfill owners, project developers and fleet owners.
FleetMind and ITA Dynamics to release a fully integrated financial & route management system to the waste & recycling community
FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the specialist in "smart truck" solutions for solid waste management, and ITADynamics, the leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics-based billing solutions for the waste and recycling industry, have announced that they have integrated their two products in order to provide North American waste management and recycling companies with a seamlessly integrated "all-in-one" solution for billing, route management, and service verification. Both companies will be on hand at Waste Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, May 6-9.
Cleanfarms continues to demonstrate that Canada's agricultural community is committed to managing farm waste responsibly.
Eriez now offers expanded lab-scale testing services for the recycling industry. Testing is performed at the company's Central Test Lab (CTL), located in the Eriez Wager Road plant in Erie, PA.
The new Freightliner EconicSD™, the only cab-over-engine refuse truck in North America that features a collision mitigation system, will be on full display this year at WasteExpo 2019. The innovative, low-entry waste collection truck will be showcased in the Freightliner booth (#1402) along with an array of work truck solutions for the waste collection industry.
Coretex, a specialist in fleet management and compliance solutions based in New Zealand, will present its upgraded Smart Waste solution at WasteExpo 2019, the largest waste and recycling conference in North America. During the event, Coretex will be demonstrating its complete Smart Waste solution in Booth #4803 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated in many countries throughout the world annually during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of compost and the long-term benefits from organics recycling.
The Basel Action Network (BAN) has published its new Responsible Guideline on Transboundary Movements of Used Electronic Equipment and Electronic Waste to Promote an Ethical Circular Economy under the Basel Convention. This was developed as an alternative Guideline to the Basel Convention's Interim Guideline which has been fraught with controversy and lack of consensus.
At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the previous year. Fifty-seven of these fatalities took place in the United States, and 71 percent of them occurred during waste or recycling collection.
Sesotec Canada Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sesotec GmbH, the Germany-based manufacturer of metal detectors, x-ray inspection systems and sorting systems. For over four years, Sesotec Canada was based in Cambridge, about 90 km west of Toronto. As of 1 April, Sesotec Canada has moved from Cambridge to Guelph.
In open letters sent to the 20 largest municipalities in Ontario, the construction industry is urging City and Regional Councils to take more of a leadership role in encouraging the recycling of concrete and asphalt.
Wastequip is set to launch RockBox, a new ultra-heavy-duty roll-off container that combines extreme toughness and durability in a lighter-weight container. Made from wear resistant Hardox steel, the new roll-off containers are four times stronger than ordinary mild steel grades, while weighing 20 percent less and lasting twice as long as traditional heavy-duty roll-off containers. Wastequip's new hard and tough roll-off containers will be the first of their kind in the United States to be made of the innovative Hardox material. Wastequip is also a certified member of the Hardox In My Body program.
Wastequip will debut the products May 6-9 at Waste Expo 2019, booth #523.
Maple Reinders wins CCA Environmental Achievement Award for high solids anaerobic digestion facility in Edmonton, AB
One of Maple Reinders' most recent construction projects, the High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Edmonton, Alberta, will make a positive impact on the environment and will contribute to the City's goal of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfill. Based on the project, Maple Reinders has won the 2018 Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Environmental Achievement Award for the project, and for success in implementing environmentally-sound practices, and communicating sustainable approaches as viable options.
On Earth Day (April 22), and through Earth Week, the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association is reinforcing its message to consumers and industry to help preserve the Earth's wildlife by reusing and recycling textiles (any fabric made of interlacing fibers such as clothing, towels, bed sheets and much more), thereby significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
TOMRA SORTING RECYCLING is set to unveil information about its new cloud-based program designed to connect customers' optical sorting equipment, during Waste Expo 2019. To be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 6-9, show attendees visiting TOMRA's booth #2241 will be among the first to learn more about TOMRA Insight. The new technology unleashes the power of process data to transform sorting from an operational process into a strategic management tool, providing fact-based decision-making at every step of the value and production chain.
Emterra Group has for the fourth consecutive year, been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers. Emterra is also, the only organization in the waste resource and recycling industry on the list which includes some of the largest and most respected organizations in the country.
EDGE Innovate has been honoured with a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. EDGE Innovate joins an elite group of organizations to be recognized with a prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. Now in it's 53rd year, the Queen's Awards for Enterprise is among the most prestigious business awards in the UK. EDGE Innovate has been awarded the Queen's Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
In the spirit of Earth Day, Canada's best-known cannabis brand is thrilled to officially launch the Tweed x TerraCycle recycling program across Canada. Previously available in select stores and provinces, today's announcement officially marks the roll out of Canada's first country-wide Cannabis Packaging Recycling Program.