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ISRI study: US e-scrap export ban would cost jobs

United States: A ban on US export of electronic scrap would hurt the domestic economy and displace domestic jobs, according to a new report released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and prepared by economic research firm John Dunham and Associates.

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Increased US spending on recycling equipment

United States: The US scrap recycling industry invested more than US$ 14 billion in equipment between 2006 and 2011, a new report from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has revealed. The study was initiated in order to arrive at 'a credible quantification' of how much scrap processing, handling and related equipment is deployed in the country's scrap sector.

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US buyer for UK newsprint producer

UK/Sweden: UK-based Aylesford Newsprint, which has the capacity to produce around 400 000 tonnes of newsprint per year from 100% recycled fibre, has been bought by US investment holding company Martland Holdings LLC from its existing joint owners, namely South Africa’s Mondi Group and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) of Sweden.

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Aluminium can recycling has app appeal

United States: Leading primary aluminium producer Alcoa has launched a new Facebook app to educate users about aluminium recycling.

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CME Group launching ferrous futures contract

United States: Derivative marketplace and risk management specialist CME Group plans to launch a steel scrap futures contract on September 10. According to the group, it will be the first such option available to US steel industry participants.

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California opens up ambitious recycling dialogue

United States: The California state agency CalRecycle has released a new paper detailing how it believes the ambitious objective of securing a 75% recycling rate by 2020 can be best managed.

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US ‘sting’ reveals metals transgressions

United States: Following a three-month undercover investigation, a sting operation has led to the apprehension of six local recycling plant employees in connection with the sale of stolen copper wire and other metals, Sacramento police spokesman Justin Eklund has confirmed.

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Stuart B. Padnos passes away at 90

United States: Stuart B. Padnos, Senior Vice President of leading US recycler Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company, has died at the age of 90. In partnership with Seymour Padnos, he had begun running the company bearing the family name as long ago as 1946.

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Warnings of US lead smelter cuts

United States: In order to comply with tight environmental rules, the US lead recycling industry will be required to invest an estimated US$ 600 million, leading various recycling experts to believe that this additional financial pressure will pose a long-term challenge to the entire sector.

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New York to become the ‘Green Apple’?

United States: New York dropped its recycling schemes for several years in an attempt to save money, but its Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is promising to build new recycling centres and aims to double recycled material percentages if possible by the year 2017.

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