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First ZenRobotics AI-powered sorting system operational in California at Zanker Recycling

San Jose-based Zanker Recycling, a U.S. based specialist in construction and demolition (C&D) materials processing systems and recycling, in partnership with Plexus Recycling Technologies, the North American distributor of ZenRobotics, have announced that ZenRobotics' ZRR2 AI Robots are now officially operational at Zanker Recycling's San Jose site.

NPK demolition grabs efficient for sorting and recycling C&D waste

For use with excavators in the 11- to 44-ton range, these NPK grabs' high durability and low maintenance cost make them highly efficient for sorting and recycling C&D waste.
• High tension, special wear steel.
• 360-degree hydraulic rotation.
• They have a wide jaw opening and offer high closing force.
• Fully encased, easily accessible hydraulic components.
• Adjustable rotation speed and opening/closing speed
• Interchangeable and reversible cutters.
• Optional side covers and/or arm covers for loading activities and optional breaker plates for special demolition jobs.

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Eriez UHF Eddy Current Separator helping Waukesha Iron & Metal recover metallic fines from ASR

Eriez introduced its Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) Eddy Current Separator in 2016 as a way for its auto shredding customers to generate significant additional revenue by recovering aluminum, copper and other nonferrous fines that had formerly been lost within the larger auto shredder residue (ASR) stream.

Epiroc combi cutters serve up one-two crunch

These multi-purpose hydraulic attachments from Epiroc are for primary demolition and secondary reduction of concrete structures, as well as for cutting steel structures.
• For carriers 33,000 pounds to 188,000 pounds (16.5 tons to 94 tons).
• Two powerful hydraulic cylinders deliver constant closing forces with short open-close cycle times.
• Low noise, low vibration.
• 360-degree endless hydraulic rotation to allow optimal positioning and precise handling.
• Replaceable and reversible cutting blades with attachments that can be equipped with different type jaws.

NPK demolition tool crushes reinforced concrete with ease

For use with excavators in the 21 to 50 ton range, these attachments from NPK easily crush through reinforced concrete allowing for faster, more efficient separation of concrete and steel rebar for primary and secondary demolition.
• Abrasion-resistant, high-strength alloy steel teeth decreases wear and increases durability.
• Optional 360-degree power rotation for maximum versatility.
• NPK's exclusive hydraulic intensifier system provides faster cycle times while requiring less flow and pressure from the carrier when compared with units using larger cylinders.
• Bolt-on replaceable tooth plate on the movable jaw.
• "A" models also utilize bolt-on tooth plate on the fixed jaw.

Caterpillar multi-processors for a variety of specialized demolition tasks

These heavy-duty, high-production tools from Caterpillar accept multiple interchangeable jaws for a variety of specialized demolition tasks.
• Speed booster technology dynamically shifts hydraulic force from speed to boost mode automatically during operation.
• Maximum crushing/cutting force is applied as soon as the jaw contacts material.
• Compact design keeps centre of gravity as close as possible to the machine for more power, even on a smaller excavator.
• Most cutting blades can be flipped in two ways, to use four different cutting edges for more production time per cutter.

Canadian government to invest $20 million in Gerdau Ameristeel

July 26, Jennifer O'Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (Youth Economic Opportunity), on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a $20-million investment in an $81.2-million project that will help Gerdau Ameristeel upgrade its facilities in Whitby and Cambridge, Ontario. The investment will modernize steel production lines, reduce manufacturing costs, reduce the amount of scrap metal going to landfills and improve production capability for billets, which are semi-finished long steel products used to produce other steel-based products such as angles, rebar, flats or channels. The investment will also create 108 jobs and maintain 710 more in Whitby and Cambridge.

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New Cutmaster Black Series plasma cutting consumables last 60% longer

Thermal Dynamics, an ESAB brand, has launched its new Cutmaster Black Series of enhanced performance plasma cutting consumables, which extend operating life by 60 percent compared to standard life electrodes. They are featured on the SL60QD 1Torch, which comes with the Cutmaster 60i handheld air plasma cutting system. Coupled with internal enhancements on the Cutmaster 60i, the new electrode design increases the unit's rated cut and piercing capacity to 3/4 in., a 16.6 percent improvement. The Cutmaster 60i can sever metal up to 1-1/2 in.

CCREF announces three scholarship winners

The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation's (CCREF) Board of Trustees has announce the winners of this year's Compost Research Scholarship program.  Two students were awarded national scholarships and one student was chosen to receive a special scholarship for North Carolina college students funded by a donation from the North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC). The CCREF is associated with the US Composting Council.

​Compology expands contamination ID capabilities

Compology has improved its container content and contamination identification capabilities to include an expanded list of identifiable items ranging across garbage bags, tanglers (garden hoses, holiday lights, packing straps, etc.), styrofoam, propane tanks, bulky items (pallets, furniture, tires, etc.), e-waste, wood scraps, uncollapsed cardboard, metals, people and more.

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Waste Connections names Worthing Jackman as President and CEO

 Waste Connections, Inc. has announced the appointment of Worthing F. Jackman, the Company's President, to President and Chief Executive Officer.  He has also joined Waste Connections' Board of Directors.  In addition, the company announced that Ronald J. Mittelstaedt has returned from his temporary leave of absence and assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.  As Executive Chairman and as a continuing employee, Mr. Mittelstaedt will assist in several areas, including culture, strategy and mergers and acquisitions. 

Joe Borsellino and Peter Daley appointed to Call2Recycle Canada’s board of directors

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Joe Borsellino and Peter Daley.  Each brings extensive industry experience and valuable perspectives to the board, strengthening Call2Recycle's leadership as regulated product stewardship becomes a key provincial strategy for achieving waste management and environmental goals.

Superior and CMS Cepcor create partnership for crusher parts in North America

Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Europe's largest manufacturer of aftermarket crusher parts. For 40-plus years, CMS Cepcor has manufactured premium crusher spares for more than three dozen active and classic brands throughout Europe. The parts manufacturer recently expanded its global footprint when it launched CMS Cepcor Americas.

Canada called upon to finally sign pact to stop dumping waste in developing countries

In a letter to Ms. Catherine McKenna, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, several leading Canadian and Global environmental organizations, are calling on Canada to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment -- a 1995 pact known as the Ban Amendment which would amend the Basel Convention to require developed countries to cease exporting hazardous and other wastes to developing countries for any reason. Canada has ratified the Basel Convention but not the Amendment.

Why is the switch to biobased plastics so slow?

Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult. One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals towards a biobased feedstock to make plastics, but how realistic is this proposal? IDTechEx uncovers the factors influencing adoption of biobased polymers in their report, "Biobased Polymers 2018-2023: A Technology and Market Perspective".

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How to start a corporate waste diversion program

Today, corporations stand at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Amid worldwide recycling and waste management struggles driven by restrictive legislation, new programs and innovations continue to emerge that help businesses reduce their waste output. Investors want to see companies reporting on successful sustainability efforts. Incoming generations of consumers and the next wave of the workforce increasingly want to put their money and labor behind companies working to stem the threat of climate change. Strong business models now must include waste diversion programs, a corporate strategy that redirects waste from landfills.

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New coalition launches to advocate for consumer-focused solutions to California’s recycling challenges

Californians for Recycling and the Environment today announced the formal launch of its coalition, whose purpose is to bring together Californians, product manufacturers and lawmakers to find an effective, environmentally responsible, consumer-focused solution to reduce the amount of plastic waste that goes into California's landfills and litters the environment.

Bunting Magnetics celebrating 60 years in business

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. will be celebrating its 60th anniversary as a company. Bunting Magnetics Co. is an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of cutting-edge magnetic equipment used in applications such as magnetic separation, metal detection, conveyor systems, and magnetic printing cylinders. The main industries the company serves include the food and pharmaceutical industries, plastics, recycling, mining, printing, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, ceramics, textiles, and more.

Lindner to demo screening and shredding solutions at RecyclingAKTIV 2019

A multitude of different configuration options make Lindner's mobile shredders and system solutions the perfect choice for universal waste processing. The company will be demonstrating just what is possible in the world of waste wood and light scrap recycling from 5 to 7 September at RecyclingAKTIV 2019 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Watch Priestly Demolition demolish underground parking garage in confined downtown Toronto

Priestly Demolition is known for its tricky takedowns of old infrastructure in Ontario. Watch the company demolish a city-block-sized underground parking garage on busy Bay Street in downtown Toronto. Challenges include limited space for machine storage and need to keep roads clear for children's hospital emergency vehicle access.

GFL files registration statement and preliminary prospectus for initial public offering

GFL Environmental Inc. (together with GFL Environmental Holdings Inc., "GFL") announced last week the filing of a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and a preliminary base PREP prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada ("Canadian Regulators") for a proposed initial public offering ("IPO") of subordinate voting shares concurrently in the United States and Canada. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the IPO have not yet been determined.

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Eriez P-Rex rare earth scrap drums provide 50 percent greater recovery of ferrous from bottom ash for Covanta

Engineers at Covanta, one of the world's largest owners and operators of facilities dedicated to recovering energy from waste, reported an immediate 50 percent improvement in recovery of ferrous materials from bottom ash after upgrading a conventional scrap drum to an Eriez P-Rex®(Permanent Rare Earth Xtreme®) Scrap Drum at one of the company's United States facilities. 

Multi-million-pound upgrade for Paper Round’s MRF in London

Paper Round, the UK-based waste management specialist company, have upgraded their London MRF due to a growth in business. Paper Round, established in 1988 by Friends of the Earth and now a separate commercial company based in London, collects a wide spectrum of waste including mixed recycling, food, general waste, paper, glass, coffee grounds, coffee cups, electrical & furniture, cardboard, IT, batteries & toners and hazardous waste.   

Fontaine to offer Lytx video telematics pre-wire packages for major truck brands

Lytx ®, a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and operational efficiency solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, today announced that Fontaine Modification will offer pre-wiring packages for Lytx fleet solutions on major truck brands including Ford, Hino, International, Volvo, Freightliner and Kenworth. Fontaine is North America's most comprehensive provider of post-production truck modification services for OEMs, dealers and fleets. 

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