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Wood Recycling

Morbark completes acquisition of DENIS CIMAF

Morbark, LLC has completed the acquisition of DENIS CIMAF, Inc., based in Roxton Falls, Québec. This transaction represents the company's second acquisition since private equity firm Stellex Capital Management LP acquired Morbark in 2016. The acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing in October 2017, brought a lineup of innovative equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories. In particular, Rayco stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks. The purchase of DENIS CIMAF is another step in the Company's strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their Customers.

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Plastics Recycling

​European plastics industry and value chain present commitments and pledge for more sustainable plastics industry

​European plastics industry and value chain present commitments and pledge for more sustainable plastics industry

On the 11th December, 2018, 13 organisations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event "The EU Plastics Industries - Towards Circularity" and presented the status of their voluntary commitments and pledges in front of the media, NGOs and representatives of the European Commission.

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Organics Recycling
Waste to Energy

The benefits of on-site heat and power generation in the food industry

A food plant maximizes its returns by making use of its full heat output, not just its power output.

Sustainability has never been higher on the agenda for food and drink companies than it is now. Not only does operating in an ethical and environmentally responsible way make sense for both planet and pocket, but it's clear that this is what consumers want, too. Research from Globescan has revealed that 92% of consumers think that food companies should focus their efforts on securing the future sustainability of food, with many also believing that farmers should be paid more for their produce. So, what more could America's food producers be doing to increase their sustainability credentials?

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Paper Recycling

Greif to acquire Caraustar Industries

Greif, Inc., a global provider of industrial packaging products and services, announced December 20 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Caraustar Industries, Inc., the leading recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, in a cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of calendar year 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances. 

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Fleets & Technology

​Galbreath's new Work Truck Series Cable Hoists to address light-duty applications

Galbreath recently launched its new WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series cable hoists. Combining all the toughness and durability Galbreath hoists are known for in a more compact and lighter-weight package, the new models were designed to offer a lighter-duty option to Galbreath's original 8-inch main frame single axle cable hoist, making them perfect for landscapers, general contractors and private waste haulers who need less power and easier maneuverability.

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Nominations for ISRI 2019 Design for Recycling Award open until February 1st

Nominations for ISRI 2019 Design for Recycling Award open until February 1st

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is currently accepting entries for the 2019 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award. The DFR Award is ISRI's highest award given annually to the most outstanding contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. It recognizes proactive steps made by manufacturers who have actively incorporated DFR principles into products and processes. Entries are due by February 1st, 2019.

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Plastics Recycling

Report finds toxic substances in every major U.S. carpet tested

A new report by Ecology Center (EC), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Changing Markets Foundation (CM) reveals the presence of toxic substances in all 12 of the carpets tested that were produced and sold by the  six largest carpet manufacturers in the U.S.: Engineered Flooring (J+J), Interface, Milliken, Mohawk, Shaw and Tandus Centiva (Tarkett). Toxic chemicals detected have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, respiratory disease, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and immune and developmental health problems in children.

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Electronics Recycling

Ontario Environment Ministry to outline upcoming changes to WEEE and Hazardous Waste stewardship in the province

An important component in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan is moving Ontario's existing waste diversion programs to the producer responsibility model. Transitioning Ontario's waste diversion programs includes two concurrent steps: 

  • Winding up the existing waste diversion programs and industry funding organizations under the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA); and,
  • Putting in place regulations under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA) to make producers fully responsible.

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Maintenance & Management

Calculating true capacity before buying your next trailer

Talbert's 60CC/55SA-LD trailer pairs with the company's optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension, allowing for 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration or a 55-ton hauling capacity with a spread axle configuration.

Long before a single load is booked or any wheels turn, someone - usually a fleet manager - needs to determine exactly what is going to separate the road and the load. There's a lot riding on this decision because, as much as some would like to think otherwise, a trailer is never just a trailer. It can be manufactured to many different specifications, with multiple raw material options, dozens of load and geographical considerations, various top speed requirements and hundreds of possible axle configurations coming into play. And it all comes down to one objective - the ideal trailer for an operation's specific loads.

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Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill parent company acquires Columbus McKinnon Shredder Division

Bengal Machine, the parent company of Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill, LLC, has acquired CM Recycling Equipment Solutions. The asset purchase of CM Shredder fits with Bengal Machine's strategy to combine world-class brands in the size reduction industry into a fully integrated manufacturer offering complete, turnkey solutions across a wide range of industries and size reduction applications. CM Shredder will offer two brands to service the primary and secondary shredding markets: CM Tire Shredders and CM Industrial Shredders. Schutte-Buffalo will become Schutte Hammermill and will focus on its hammer mill, crusher, and lump breaker product lines.

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​Improving asset efficiency with predictive maintenance for the waste & recycling industry

Equipment manufacturers, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and power and process plant owners and operators for waste and recrycling commonly face the challenge of keeping their fleet, machinery, and other assets working efficiently, while also reducing the cost of maintenance and time-sensitive repairs. 

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Organics Recycling

CCREF introduces videos to help improve the process of obtaining good compost samples for testing

CCREF introduces videos to help improve the process of obtaining good compost samples for testing

With the compost manufacturing industry growing, many recognize the importance of properly testing the compost being sold to ensure that it meets various criteria for safety and performance. For many years, employees at compost operations have used the techniques detailed in the Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost (TMECC) to get accurate sampling results, but following the techniques in the TMECC are highly technical and do not easily translate to employees of all skill levels. 

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