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Plastics industry applauds Ontario government move to producer responsibility for packaging, paper and plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and its members applaud today's announcement by the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Ontario's Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, directing the transition of Ontario's Blue Box residential recycling program to a producer responsibility model by 2025. Today, the Blue Box program is funded equally by municipalities and industry. Once the transition is complete, industry will manage 100% of the costs of the Blue Box system alleviating this burden from municipal taxpayers.

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New Poll: Despite uncertainty over recycling, consumers aren't backing down

While headlines over the past few years might lead some to believe otherwise, the reality is that Americans say they are still recycling at the same rate, despite having little confidence that their recyclables actually get recycled. A national poll conducted by Mason-Dixon on behalf of the U.S. based Carton Council showed that 85% of respondents report they recycle.

Painting the right picture for recycling

The world needs more positive recycling stories. Article after article paints an inaccurate picture of our industry, often implying that recycling is pointless. Beyond the depressing side effect of being constantly inundated by negative news, what is the true cost of this type of media coverage and what can we do to protect our industry from it? 

An eye on optical sorting

In June, RPN had the opportunity to visit Canada's only turnkey MRF technology provider, Machinex, at the company's headquarters in Plessisville, Quebec. The company is very busy, with multiple MRF design/installation and retrofit projects across Canada currently and through 2020 - which will mark Machinex' 50th anniversary in manufacturing.

Taurus Diablo scrap & auto baler latest available from ELV Select

The Taurus Diablo scrap metal and auto baler DB62, available in North America through Ontario-based ELV Select, is designed for baling of cars and metal shred. According to ELV, these units are built to make very dense bales, with maximum density of 1,000 kg/m3, and to be quick and easy to transport as well as simple to operate, making them ideal for companies with multiple yards or for rental to other metal recyclers.

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Crushing it at Silver Creek Recycling

Silver Creek Recycling, located in Redcliff, Alberta, is a family business owned by Danny and Twila Luba and their son Bradyn. Bradyn's wife, Amanda, is a registered social worker. Danny and Twila Lubas' two daughters are Tajia, a business graduate working in commercial lending, and Taryn, a registered nurse. The family has operated Silver Creek Steel Mobile, a mobile recycling operation, since the late 1990s, servicing industrial locations throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, from large auto wreckers and landfills, to estate cleanups and oilfield demolition. 

US objects to new global rules to better control exports of contaminated and mixed plastic waste

The US is the sole member of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -- the group of 36 developed nations, that has chosen to object to the adoption of recently agreed Basel Convention trade controls to ensure that plastic wastes that are dirty and mixed and thus difficult to recycle can only be exported with the prior permission of the importing country.

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Astec Industries appoints new CEO and president

Astec Industries, Inc. has appointed Barry Ruffalo as its President and Chief Executive Officer to be effective on August 12, 2019. Ruffalo has also been elected to the Board of Directors. Ruffalo will join the Board of Directors as a Class I director and will stand for re-election at the Company's 2020 annual meeting. On the effective date of Ruffalo's appointment, Richard Dorris, Interim Chief Executive Officer, will resume his role as Chief Operating Officer.

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CPIA responds to plastic bag ban announcement by Sobeys

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), along with Canada's plastics industry, agrees that plastic and other waste in the environment is unacceptable. Plastic however also delivers significant societal benefits, including energy, greenhouse gas and resource savings, and innovations that improve health care, reduce food spoilage, and improve quality of life.  

SMART regional meeting to focus on the future of textile reuse & recycling

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association's 2019 Regional Meeting takes place September 15-16, at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina. The meeting, themed "Focus on the Future," will feature experts from academia and the textile reuse and recycling industry to provide attendees a glimpse into emerging issues and trends.

merQbiz introduces BaleVision - a solution for optimizing paper recovery

merQbiz, a solutions and analytics provider for buyers and sellers in the recovered paper (RCP) industry, introduces BaleVision, providing companies actionable insights into their RCP quality. Combining a leading quality assessment tool with comprehensive data, BaleVision helps RCP buyers maximize supplier performance and sellers earn a fair price for their product.

Superior appoints Belterra to distribution role in Quebec

Superior Industries, Inc., the U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has announced a new partnership with Canada's largest distributor of conveyor belting, components and other bulk material handling solutions. Belterra, a 50-year-old distributor with 19 locations throughout the country, will stock, sell and service Superior's conveyor idlers, pulleys, scrapers and accessories in Quebec. 

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Ripple Glass and End of Waste Foundation partnering to increase glass recycling rates

End of Waste Foundation and Ripple Glass are partnering to save the glass. With their common mission of increasing glass recycling rates, Ripple has implemented End of Waste's Blockchain Waste Traceability Software (BWTS) to provide immutable data to prove the increased rates. BWTS traces glass waste quantities from bin to new life. (MRF → Glass Processor → Manufacturer)

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BCUOMA working with Hesquiaht First Nation to recover used oil

BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, recently removed 3,500 litres of used oil, 160 used oil filters, and 150 - 20 litre empty oil pails and lids from the Hesquiaht First Nation territory, located in Hot Springs Cove, BC. 

Don't put bullets, batteries or bear spray on the curb

Recycle BC is sounding the alarm over the rising number of explosive and hazardous materials British Columbia residents are placing in the province's residential packaging and paper recycling. BC's major recycling collectors and processors have seen seven fires in 2019, with several of them having endangered lives and forced the temporary closure of facilities.

SWANA announces winners of 2019 Safety Awards

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced the 2019 SWANA Safety Award recipients, chosen by the SWANA Safety Committee. These awards recognize those who have demonstrated a profound commitment to improving employee safety through communication, best practices, training, and policies. Two organizations are honored this year with the Biggest Safety Improvement Award and the Best Safety Innovation Award.

ShearCore's Fortress Cracker does double duty taking on primary and secondary demolition

ShearCore's Fortress Cracker is a primary demolition shear with the ability to do secondary demolition.
• Narrow Stick body for improved visibility.
• Removable isolated bottom cover provides exceptional access to all serviceable components.
• Unique pin retention eliminates weld-on cylinder pin keeper.
• Tight blade clearances allow rebar to be processed throughout the entire jaw length.
• Full-length side plates are machined from solid three-inch high-yield structural plate steel resulting in no weld seams.

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