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Sierra breaks ground at Georgia manufacturing facility on 24,000-square-foot expansion

Due to overwhelming demand for the Sierra REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors, Sierra International Machinery is adding a 24,000-square-foot expansion at their manufacturing facility in Jesup, Georgia. This expansion will allow Sierra the ability to increase production and meet the demand for the full Sierra product line, and is the third expansion Sierra has added to its Georgia facility since it opened in 2008.

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Caliber Communications Inc. is a technology-based Canadian company that has created a flexible, cost effective and reliable replacement to physical guarding services. The company has engineered and developed a unique communications platform that operates on the cellular infrastructure anywhere in North America. To date, this platform has been specifically utilized for applications requiring remote security monitoring in a variety of  industries, locations and settings. The platform is completely modular and can be completely independent of existing infrastructure where no resources are available.  This allows the units to be set up anywhere they are required to provide effective security coverage. If power is not readily available, the units are designed to operate on very low wattage making solar power a viable solution.  All units provide 360 degrees of situational awareness with stationary cameras. Additionally, all units come equipped with a PTZ camera (pan, tilt, zoom) to drill into the images and gather specific data for evidence.

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World Circular Economy Forum 2018 gathers over 1000 reformers of the global economy to Yokohama, Japan.

World Circular Economy Forum 2018 gathers over 1000 reformers of the global economy to Yokohama, Japan.

The World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF) event gathered over 1,000 reformers of the global economy to Yokohama, Japan in October.  At the closing event of the WCEF 2018, Japan's State Minister of the Environment Tsukasa Akimoto pledged that Japan will advance the circular economy when the world's third biggest economy takes up the presidency of the group of 20 countries (G20) in 2019.

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Organics Recycling
Waste to Energy

Green Machine initiative to use closed loop anaerobic digestion to help bring energy independence to Las Vegas

The Green Machine is a new environmental initiative that is creating alternative solutions for food waste in Las Vegas. Project founder, Rosalie Bingham launched the project to bring energy independence to Vegas.

Las Vegas is the land of overindulgence and gluttony. In addition to consuming a record-breaking amount of energy (Nevada spends $700 million per year on out-of-state fossil fuels to power the flashing lights, gigantic billboards, and air conditioned casinos,) the city also has the largest landfill in America! With over 42 million tourists per day, one casino group alone, generates over 800 tons of daily food waste.

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Plastics Recycling

New CABKA innovation centre in Valencia, Spain focused on innovation in plastics recycling

In the brand-new Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, CABKA bundles its innovative forces and works intensively on plastics recycling technologies for the future

One of the basic commodities used for CABKA products is recycled plastic from post-consumer packaging waste, and the company is convinced that creative ways of using plastic waste will become an increasingly pressing issue in the future. The core topics at the company's new Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain are product development and process automation, with a focus on material development. CABKA has been actively cultivating and furthering innovation at its individual sites for many years. The teams working on these processes are thus optimally linked. The new Innovation Center now offers a site where the focus will be squarely on developing new material formulations as well as products based on these new formulations. In addition, the findings of all teams will be pooled and further prepared at this site, so that all locations can benefit equally.

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Plastics Recycling

APR endorses global commitment to eradicate plastic waste

APR endorses global commitment to eradicate plastic waste

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recently signed a global commitment to eradicate plastic waste andpollution at the source.  APR, the international trade associationrepresenting the plastics recycling industry, joins 250 other organizations toendorse The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by The Ellen MacArthurFoundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment, that was officiallyunveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali this week. 

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The five elements of fleet rental in waste and recycling

Waste industry aside, the typical attitude toward renting equipment, vehicles and other assets has historically been negative, and in some cases, rental has been viewed as an alternative that can lead toward organizational failure. However, what used to be a last-effort solution, viewed as unorthodox or unattainable, has evolved and changed over time. For the waste industry, specifically, new challenges continue to present themselves daily for haulers of all sizes and for municipalities as well. The landscape of asset ownership in the industry is quickly changing. Some of the reasons for this stem from the industry's improved understanding of the benefits of rental, based on what we refer to as the five key elements of renting: financial flexibility, total cost of ownership, growth opportunities, equipment availability and, most importantly, improved fleet management. 

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Paper Recycling

Mondi partnerships focused on waste diversion and plastics recycling initiatives

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper has partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, on the Lead2030 initiative - a competition to find youth-led practical solutions to drive progress on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mondi has committed $50,000 to fund a project that will make a tangible contribution to SDG12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production'. 

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Plastics Recycling

G7 Oceans plastic charter is a catalyst for change that should help set ideals into action

G7 Oceans plastic charter is a catalyst for change that should  help set ideals into action

In what feels like a blink of an eye, the omnipresence of plastic waste has captured media attention and public awareness like never before. The unprecedented global alignment on prioritizing the management of plastic waste is akin to how the world embraced the seriousness of climate change. The bombardment of images of marine life ingesting plastic pollution has moved the conversation upstream from concerned citizens to the highest levels of governments and business, and to their supply and value chains. 

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Metals Recycling

New conveyor feed boosts yield of Eddy Current Separator

The conveyor feed recently developed by Goudsmit Magnetics consists of a conveyor belt feed that is supplied by a product distributor. This prevents clogging of the vibratory chute during the recycling process and increases the yield of non-ferrous metals. Sticky or damp product streams, such as incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) adhere to the surface of vibratory chutes, preventing them from distributing the product evenly. The product takes on a preferred orientation (the path of least resistance) preventing formation of a homogeneous layer, which results in reduced yield of non-ferrous metals.

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Metals Recycling

Leading European cable recyler continues to expand as part of SUEZ-Nexans alliance

Leading European cable recyler continues to expand as part of SUEZ-Nexans alliance

In 10 years, RecyCâbles, formed as a joint venture between SUEZ and Nexans in 2008, has become the European leader for cable recycling and recovery. Every year, about 30,000 tonnes of cables are recovered by SUEZ Nord ecopôle in Noyelles-Godault (France). By 2020, the site aims to reach its maximum annual processing capacity of 36,000 tonnes. 

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