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FUSO Class 5 FE 180 GAS cabover production kicks off

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) announced that production of the industry's first Class 5 cabover gasoline-powered work truck has begun at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) plant in Gaffney, South Carolina. FCCC is a sister company within Daimler Trucks. This truck adds to the lineup of FUSO's already popular Class 4 gasoline models introduced in 2018.

Metso launches new Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening product range

Metso is expanding its mobile crushing and screening solutions offering for the aggregates industry with an extensive new product portfolio. The new Metso Nordtrack range introduces 19 products designed to meet the requirements of general contractors in particular. The first deliveries are expected to take place during the first quarter of 2020.

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Tweed and TerraCycle celebrate over one million pieces of cannabis packaging collected for recycling

It's a green thumbs up for Tweed | TerraCycle. The country's first and largest cannabis packaging recycling program, launched in October 2018, has achieved incredible results in its first year of operations. Today, the Tweed | TerraCycle program celebrates a significant milestone with the collection of over one million pieces of used cannabis packaging from across the nation - recycling over 22,000 pounds of plastic containers, tubes, and bottles.

Politicians need to tackle plastics pollution, according to Friends of the Earth poll

As we approach the 2019 Canadian federal election, Friends of the Earth Canada has a message for politicians. According to the organization, the electorate wants action to stop plastics pollution: 86% of Canadians want politicians to take more action on plastics as a way of reducing climate harmful greenhouse gases. And 8 out 10 Canadians will support politicians to ban production and use of single-use disposable plastic containers and packaging.

Renewable energy isn’t enough to tackle climate change - what else can the circular economy do?

As leaders from around the world gather in New York for Climate Week NYC, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Material Economics, has launched Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change. The paper reveals the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to tackling climate change.

Foam Cycle EPS recycling system is growing in popularity

Foam Cycle is the first patent pending foam (aka. Styrofoam) collection and processing system specifically designed to be placed outdoors. It began as a test project in 2016 under a public-private partnership agreement between Foam Cycle and the Sussex County MUA, in New Jersey, which owns and operates a 250 acre on site landfill and recycling drop off collection center. 

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Call2Recycle becomes an e-Stewards Enterprise partner

Call2Recycle®, the first and largest consumer battery recycling program, which operates in the U.S. and Canada, is proud to announce their renewed commitment to responsible hazardous waste disposal by joining the e-Stewards® Enterprise program.  e-Stewards Enterprise partners commit to making best efforts to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers, who operate to the highest industry standard for the management of end-of-life electronic assets and materials under their control.  

McCloskey acquisition by Metso completed

Metso's acquisition of McCloskey International, a Canadian mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer, has been successfully completed. With this acquisition, Metso expands its offering in the aggregates industry globally and strengthens its customer reach especially to the general contractor segment. The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2019.

New Trident from Buffalo Turbine provides triple-coverage dust control

Buffalo Turbine has introduced the Trident dust control solution. This system uses three separate turbines all powered by the same Kohler 74 horsepower diesel engine, capable of three times the coverage area compared to single turbine dust controllers. Different from other dust control units on the market, this unit is self-contained, meaning no generator is required, less maintenance costs, and less space required for setup.

Mack to display electric-powered LR along with TerraPro and Granite range at Waste and Recycling Expo Canada

At the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada 2019, Mack Trucks will feature its Mack TerraPro and Granite models at their booth, along with an  LR battery electric vehicle (BEV) motor and transmission display. Mack will be in  booth No. 1601 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto, October 9-10.

Ecolo's enhanced BioStreme 401 ideal for odour control in anaerobic digestion and a range of applications

Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient solution to the considerable amounts of organic waste produced by intensive animal production, food processing, and municipalities - turning waste into useful biogas which can be burned to produce heat and electricity. Unbalanced degradation of such organic waste can produce highly odorous gases including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and volatile fatty acids, causing nuisance to the surrounding communities, and often opposition to anaerobic digester plants and related facilities.

Recycle BC responds to CBC Marketplace report suggesting B.C. has a recycling problem

At the end of September, CBC's Marketplace aired a story exposing the challenges related to plastics recycling in British Columbia. As part of the story, Marketplace executed one-time, business-to-business transactions with three waste management companies for the recycling of bales of soft plastics. The report described outcomes, whether material was recycled, incinerated or landfilled, and suggested that the three companies involved (Merlin Plastics, GFL and Waste Connections Canada) are an accurate representation of how materials are handled in B.C.

Continental introduces Generation 3 construction truck tires and digital tire monitoring solutions at Texas event

Heavy Equipment Guide and Recycling Product News attended a demo of Continental's construction and on/off-road tire portfolio at the company's proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, in September. Demos ranged from a 19.5-inch medium-duty truck tire up to heavy truck tires and earthmoving OTR tires. The company also introduced its digital tire monitoring solutions.

Robotic sorting is driving carton recycling into the future

While the recycling industry faces challenges stemming from China's restrictions and bans, things are looking up in the form of increased investment from both MRFs and end markets. Today, there are more opportunities than ever for food and beverage cartons to find a second life in products ranging from paper products like towels, writing paper, tissues and cups, to eco-friendly building materials. 

Innovative Kleenvac turns any drum into a wet vacuum for industrial spills cleanup

Kleenvac, by Onekleen, is a tiny power packed vacuum device designed to save businesses hours in workshop and general cleanup time. This machine is a versatile compressed air powered vacuum that converts metal drums into supercharged wet vacs. It will solve liquid clean-up challenges in a range of applications simply and affordably. Kleenvac is a low-cost investement that will last, and will: 

  • Clean up liquids and suspended solids simpler and faster ("Fill a 200L drum in just over 1 minute"). 
  • Reduce manual labour and the use of expensive clean-up consumables, potentially saving $100s if not $1000s. 
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Priestly Demolition uses Mantovanibenne combi cutter to tear down old Toronto SickKids building

When it comes to large scale demolition, Mantovanibenne's combination crushers are ideal tools for tackling reinforced concrete and metal structures. These Italian-made attachments incorporate characteristics of crushers and shears to deliver performance even in the toughest of situations. These crushers' performance comes from the powerful cylinders and the twin pin system that contribute to the breaking and cutting force. The jaws incorporate sharp shear shaped blades that guide the cutting power to be executed in a clean controllable manner for the operator.

​FCC's new single-stream facility in Houston revitalizing neighbourhood while cleaning up contaminated stream

Running since March of this year, FCC Environmental Services has opened up a new single stream plant in Houston, TX. The plant will accept residential single stream material from throughout Houston for a minimum of 15 years. FCC has also made the city the new home of their U.S. corporate headquarters, settling into the East Houston community. The district has embraced the recycling facility as a welcome investment in an underdeveloped part of town. FCC has employed many local citizens at the site, including some from a second-chance labor provider, to really make themselves part of the local landscape.

Coperion to display enhanced extruders for plastics recycling at K 2019

In keeping with the show motto "Making more out of your plastics", Coperion will present their enhanced ZSK Mc18 twin screw extruders at K 2019, being held from16-23, October, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company says their latest, redesigned models are loaded with numerous new features that optimize convenience and handling while minimizing downtimes and energy use. 

BASF ChemCycling process uses post-consumer plastic waste to produce virgin grade material

ChemCycling is the name of a new pilot project, being undertaken in partnership with Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, and COROOS, a food-industry supplier, by which Germany-based chemical producer BASF is further developing their process for the chemical recycling of plastic waste. Plastic waste that is difficult to recycle, such as mixed or contaminated plastics, is converted into a pyrolysis oil through thermochemical processes. This secondary raw material can be used as input in BASF's production process, thereby partly replacing fossil resources, to manufacture numerous chemical products. 

Canada ranks at top of Sensoneo analysis for countries with the worst waste management

Sensoneo, a provider of smart, enterprise-grade waste management solutions operating in 40 countries worldwide, has ranked OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries according to the environmental impact of their waste management. The findings aim to hold the world's largest polluters accountable for their actions and push for investment in waste management techniques that prioritize the health of our planet. 

Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication

The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication for approximately $165 million. The company serves a diverse range of industrial sectors including wind, food and beverage, rail, on- and off-highway and other process industries. BEKA sales are expected to be around $135 million for the full year 2019.

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