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According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...
The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
The trade body is made up of Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), and the...
Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrapped each year in the US, so SPI estimates. Meanwhile, the average lifespan of a vehicle is estimated to be about 11.5 years, and increasingly those...
‘Recycling programme managers continue to add to the list of plastics they accept as markets develop and expand,’ comments CPIA’s president and ceo Carol Hochu. ‘We’re...
The firm illegally transported more than 8 million beverage cans from the Yukon territories to the province of Alberta and collected refunds on them. The containers were purchased from a Yukon...
This year, recycling dedication from retailers grew 17%, while support from municipalities was up 147%. The growing commitment resulted in the collection of almost 2.5 million pounds worth of...
Some 80 000 tonnes of aerosol cans are produced annually in Germany but only 10% of these are professionally recycled, according to Remondis. Around 60% end up at Respray. Remondis has invested...
American shipments to China tumbled 27% from 200 098 tonnes in January-March 2015 to 146 915 tonnes in the first quarter of the current year. This decrease was far steeper than for US shipments to...
Approximately 64% of the 1.28 billion pounds of rigid plastics collected for recycling was processed in the USA or Canada - down slightly from 2013 - while exports went mostly to China, the ACC...
A research team at Canada's University of Saskatchewan has discovered 'a simple, cheap and environmentally benign solution' for extracting gold from e-scrap in a matter of seconds. Their hope is that...
The new process uses acids combined with very small amounts of an oxidant that extracts gold efficiently and effectively. Not only is gold extraction achieved under 'mild' conditions but also the...
British Columbia officials argue that the plan ‘does not adequately ensure’ that producers will pay the full costs of collecting and managing 75% of their produced packaging and printed...
According to EEQ, the first component of the plan involves installing Krysteline Technologies’ proven glass sorting and cleaning equipment in several sorting centres to conduct demonstration projects...
A total of 7.1 million pounds (3200 tonnes) of batteries was collected in the USA last year, with the Great Lakes states and mountain regions seeing the most growth at, respectively, 12% and 11%....
The overall decline to 1.908 million tonnes owes much to the 20% slump in deliveries to leading buyer China - from 1.013 million tonnes in January-November 2014 to 814 012 tonnes in last year's...
The partnership will see the two cities share latest recycling and waste management technology, Iveson has stated. Strengthening ties in the recycling sector was one of the main points of focus...
An estimated 1.5 million e-car batteries are expected to reach their end-of-life stage by 2030. By then, half of the EDV batteries will be lithium-based with the remainder being the nickel metal...
Moreover, they must provide appropriate legislation to support and promote the recycling of the batteries, concludes a report published by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an...
'It's an enormous waste of materials and the value of those materials,' comments Conrad MacKerron, senior vice-president of As You Sow, an organisation which promotes corporate environmental and...
The Plastic Bank completed a pilot programme in Peru and Colombia last year and will soon launch a larger project in Haiti where upwards of 30 collection centres employing only independent waste...
The incident is described as ‘not suspicious’ by Cambridge Fire Department platoon chief Martin Mills. The fire was initially spotted during the late afternoon in a cardboard packing area...
With approximately 90% of both US and Canadian residents living within 15 kilometres of one of Call2Recycle’s 34 000-plus public drop-off locations, battery recycling has become 'increasingly...
What started as a horse-and-buggy scrap business more than a century ago has grown into a diversified international recycling company with customers around the globe. Claimed to be among the biggest...
Formerly a major in the US Marine Corps, Michaels recently served as a director of logistics at wind turbine manufacturer Ogin Energy. In his new position, he will be responsible for driving...
'Creation of Urban Resource Group represents another bold step for Canada Fibers,' comments ceo Joe Miranda. 'Our expanding group is increasingly positioned to provide complete and creative solutions...
Call2Recycle, which has operations across Canada, focuses on consumer single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing less than 5 kg, while the CBA mainly deals in lead-acid batteries of all sizes,...
Although the e-scrap recycling sector is still growing, recyclers are facing many problems, it emerged during two Spotlight sessions on Electronics held during the latest Institute of Scrap Recycling...
Despite dismal price declines for commodities throughout 2014 and a soft start to 2015, analysts at the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ Spotlight on Copper session in Vancouver...
An advocacy association representing the majority of the 3170 companies along the value chain, the CPIA's ongoing support to municipal programmes across Canada - both kerbside and depot - have...
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