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Chances are you have never heard of Gluconobacter - a strain of bacteria that produces acid. In combination with corn leaves and stalks left over from the harvest, this presents an innovative ‘...
Part of the Amsterdam-based AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group, AMG Vanadium plans to install a new flue gas desulfurization unit at its facility in Cambridge, Ohio. Subject to environmental permitting...
The acquisition includes 33 rebar fabrication facilities in the USA as well as electric arc furnace steel mills in Knoxville (Tennessee), Jacksonville (Florida), Sayreville (New Jersey) and Rancho...
Recycling facilities across the USA have been recovering coins for many decades - in the form, for example, of loose change left in cars or found between seats, as well as money left in vending...
For collection workers, the rate of 34.1 fatalities per 100 000 full-time employees last year compared to 38.8 in 2015. In 2016, 31 collection workers were killed on the job versus 36 in the previous...
Collection locations across Canada and the USA package clean, soft toys such as teddy bears and send them to countries such as El Salvador, where they are sold at thrift stores and end up with a new...
AeroAggregates invested US$ 10 million into its glass recycling facility so far this year. Applications for the recycled material include insulation, bridge abutments and frost protection for roads....
ELG has been named technical supplier to the America's Cup racing team and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts – such as boat hulls and foils – to...
Eye care professionals registered with the ONE by ONE scheme are provided with recycling bins so that patients can bring contact lens materials from home and the practice can collect lenses used...
The quartet comprises ceo Vic Sinclair, financial director Charlie Parker, operations director Dave Weston and tubulars director Iain Laing. Following the acquisition, all existing staff will...
From December 1, T-Mobile is calling on all US residents to bring their old or broken phones to its stores across the country. The company stresses it has extended the phone recycling scheme to...
Quality Circular Polymers is capable of processing 35 000 tons of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene per year. The recycling facility, located in the Dutch municipality of Sittard-Geleen,...
The new materials recycling facility has the capacity to process around 140 000 tons of recyclables per year, handling approximately 40 tons per hour. The site is operated by FCC Environmental...
The project, to be implemented by mid-2018, will include a new building to house a 21-ton rotary furnace capable of melting various forms of aluminium scrap. ‘It will incorporate state-of-the-...
Itronics Inc. reports it saw its per-melt silver bullion production go up by 24% since May 2017 and that this will likely increase another 11% to reach a total of 35% by year-end. The company intends...
‘Imports continue to negatively impact the US steel industry,’ underlines Nucor. ‘Through the first nine months of 2017, finished steel imports accounted for an estimated 27% share...
'As an industry, we are seeing increasing demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium from global automotive customers based on aluminium's ability to provide equal or better quality, strength...
For the purposes of the proprietary water-based electrochemical lead recycling technology, there are already 15 modules 'onsite and in place' at the company's facility in McCarran, Nevada - with a...
US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
Although leading purchaser Turkey upped its requirements by 0.5% to 2.015 million tonnes, this increase was dwarfed by those for the other main buyers of US ferrous scrap, namely Mexico (+30.6% to 1....
Lefort America’s new base is at Sunrise in the state of Florida. ‘Our newly-acquired building now gives us nearly 15 000 square feet of combined office and warehouse space, which will...
Frustrated by the container theft plague and the 'incredible' number of ways to break into a unit while leaving the security seals intact, scrap metal trader Enrique Acosta of US firm BMB Metals...
The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...
The business produces sustainable building materials from, among other items, milk cartons, juice boxes and soup containers using a proprietary ‘low-energy, eco-friendly recycling technology...
The Recycling Revolving Fund accrues money from recycling fees imposed on Guam’s 162 700 inhabitants renewing their annual motor vehicle registration with the Department of Revenue and Taxation...
It has been over 165 years since two category-four Atlantic hurricanes hit the USA in the same year. ‘The regions ravaged by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma face a recovery period that will...
Unwanted phone books can be exchanged for admission to the zoo on September 30 and October 1. ‘Any phone book from any year can be used for admission,’ points out Alex Farrel of Caldwell...
Hurricane Irma (category 5) counts as the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina back in 2005, taking 55 lives so far. The hurricane, which is believed to have...
The worldwide recycling industry is expected to hit US$2 trillion by 2020. An estimated 3.5 billion people across the planet still do not have access to basic waste management services while up to 70...

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