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Canada Fibers files breach of contract claim against City of Hamilton

Canada Fibers files breach of contract claim against City of Hamilton

Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL) has announced that it has filed a statement of claim with the Superior Court of Ontario asserting damages arising from breach of contract by the City of Hamilton. CFL's decision to file the claim follows over 12 months of negotiations with Hamilton staff that culminated in a recommendation by the City's staff proposing measures to resolve the breach and end the dispute. Unfortunately, Hamilton City Council has rejected the compromise recommended by staff and made it necessary for CFL to seek a remedy in the courts. 

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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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​Tackling food and commercial waste key to Ontario's waste-free future

Toronto — Ontario has a waste problem. Every year, the province produces nearly one tonne of waste per person, and three-quarters of this waste ends up in landfills. In 2016, the Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) was passed, setting an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill. 

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ISRI testifies against product stewardship legislation which overlooks value of recycled commodities

ISRI testifies against product stewardship legislation which overlooks value of recycled commodities

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, February 22, offered testimony in front of the State of Connecticut General Assembly Joint Environment Committee opposing a new product stewardship bill, HB 7067, which the association says could prove harmful to the recycling industry. According to ISRI, the legislation would give the state’s Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) unbridled authority to set up extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs for “any object or substance identified in regulations adopted pursuant to this section.”

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​RIOS and CARI Join Forces to Promote Recycling Standards

​RIOS and CARI Join Forces to Promote Recycling Standards

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS™) and Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) have announced the formation of a partnership, making CARI the first association outside of the United States to join RIOS’ Affiliate Association program. This partnership will provide additional member benefits to CARI’s members and provide a platform for RIOS to continue to grow globally. 

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Proposed Waste Regulation Violates Chile's Toxic Waste Trade Treaty Obligations

Proposed Waste Regulation Violates Chile's Toxic Waste Trade Treaty Obligations

The global environmental toxic trade watchdog organization Basel Action Network, together with two Chilean NGOs -- FIMA and the Terram Foundation -- have urged the government of Chile to fulfill its international commitments to end transboundary trafficking in hazardous wastes. As part of the public consultation of one of the regulations, the three environmental advocacy organizations are urging the government to respect its international commitments concerning the import and export of hazardous waste.

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​Proposed ASTM Waste Management Standards to address treatment, recovery and reuse

​Proposed ASTM Waste Management Standards to address treatment, recovery and reuse

ASTM International’s committee on waste management (D34) recently launched work on three proposed new standards. Anyone with an interest in waste management is invited to join the work on the following proposed standards, which are being developed by a subcommittee that focuses on treatment, recovery and reuse (D34.03).

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ISRI calls for a permanent exemption for bulk unlocking of mobile devices

ISRI calls for a permanent exemption for bulk unlocking  of mobile devices

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently submitted comments to the United States Copyright Office, a department of the Library of Congress, supporting a permanent exemption for mobile communications device unlocking as well as broadening the exemption to all types of mobile communication devices allowing lawful owners of these devices to use them with the service provider of their choice. The comments are in response to the Office’s Section 1201 Study, a part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

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Camso acquires Eurowheel in a transaction that expands its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe

With the new acquisition of Eurowheel’s manufacturing, Camso’s will ensure more flexibility on wheel production and bring shorter lead times for customers.

Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, has announced a strengthened service offering in Europe and increase in wheel manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of Eurowheel, a long-time supplier of tire presses and small runs of wheels. Located in Herenthout, Belgium, Eurowheel is an established manufacturer of wheels, presses and tools for European distributors as well as OEMs across Europe.

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Efficiency for haulers starts with proper fleet management

Efficiency for haulers starts with proper fleet management

The waste collection industry faces a literal mountain of trash and recyclables each day, dispatching trucks from house to house and cart or container to dumpster, gathering recycling and waste to transport it to a transfer station or landfill. This highly regulated industry is constantly looking for ways to reduce wasted energy and increase efficiencies. Proper vehicle maintenance is one way to make the process of transporting and hauling more effective and efficient.

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HYDREX hydraulic fluid gains exclusive commitment from McCloskey for North America

HYDREX hydraulic fluids.

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor business, has secured an exclusive commitment from McCloskey International Ltd. to use its newly reformulated HYDREX hydraulic fluids for manufacturing of machinery and as factory fill. As an early adopter of the new fluids, McCloskey’s two-tier endorsement includes product applications for its own machinery, as well as the approval to use HYDREX in the equipment they manufacture (OEM approval). Additionally, McCloskey will now be featuring HYDREX as part of its outgoing promotion and communication on their equipment.

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Bridgestone unveils all-position retread for refuse applications

The Bandag BRM3 retread is ideal for refuse fleets striving to lower their tire cost per mile through long wear and durability.

Bridgestone Americas has announced the launch of its new Bandag BRM3 retread. The Bandag BRM3 retread, which features a proprietary compound and advanced tread design, is engineered to deliver a balance of long wear, durability and traction and is designed to be used as an all-position tire in the refuse industry.

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