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What I love about North America is the endless space. It is space we lack so much in Western Europe, especially in the Netherlands where I live. With 17 million people packed together on this tiny,...
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...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
‘With the addition of Target, members of The Recycling Partnership now represent the entire recycling system for consumer packaging, including manufacturers, brands, retailers and the recycling...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
Commissioned by the Materials Recovery for the Future initiative, the project sought to arrive at an understanding of how flexible plastic packaging such as resealable food storage bags, detergent...
The company, which is one of the USA’s largest steel producers and metals recyclers, says in its latest earnings guidance statement: ‘Both ferrous and non-ferrous shipments are expected...
‘The American public continues to be scammed by unethical companies greenwashing themselves as recyclers,’ says BAN’s executive director Jim Puckett. For example, some 96% of the...
The USA shipped abroad just 850 772 tonnes of ferrous scrap in the month of July despite a recovery in exports to leading outlet Turkey, Commerce Department figures confirm. Having bought only 88 028...
The unusual project has seen the research team dismantle the batteries and pulverise the cathodes before exposing the remaining pulp to the fungus. ‘Fungi naturally generate organic acids, and...
The new method involves soaking the composites in an alcohol solvent, which slowly dissolves the epoxy that binds and gives shape to the carbon fibres, the research team explains. Once dissolved, the...
Of the 6000 people surveyed across the USA, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and South Korea, more than half of respondents said manufacturers release 'too many' new models of mobile phones. The...
More than 2.6 million guitars were purchased in the USA last year, representing over US$ 1 billion in sales revenues. Meanwhile, no less than 1.5 million pounds (approaching 700 tonnes) of instrument...
The sum forms part of the 2017 budget for New York, whose residents have been required by law to recycle e-scrap to prevent soil and water contamination since January last year. Meanwhile, a study...
The sale represents ‘a significant step in our initiatives to divest non-core assets and reallocate capital to our key markets’, comments SMM’s group ceo Galdino Claro. ‘The...
Following its launch in 1992, the company - which has been renamed Texas Recycling Inc. - collected and sold all grades of paper and packaging before branching out into handling post-industrial...
Entitled ‘Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End of Life: A Grave-to-Gate Analysis’, this peer-reviewed study was funded by the Aluminum Association and examines how much of the aluminium...
The report from the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association, the Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports, the Specialty Steel Industry of North America and the American...
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...
Scrapped cars exported from the USA to China reportedly contain millions of dollars’ worth of forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters every year, according to the Wall Street Journal....
US district judge Marvin Garbis added three years of supervised release to the punishment of Jarred Hazelton, who pretended to be working for the Baltimore department of public works and unlawfully...
However, overseas shipments were still 15% lower across the opening five months of this year at 4.262 million tonnes when compared to the 5.008 million tonnes dispatched abroad in January-May 2015....
Both companies are based in the US city of Pittsburgh. ARM operates five scrap processing facilities in western Pennsylvania as well as a ferrous and non-ferrous scrap brokerage business. In addition...
‘This is a great example of computer-inspired material discovery,’ comments Praveen Thallapally, one of the researchers and associated with the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...
The US Environmental Protection Agency lists some 41 independent projects, none of which have discovered 'any harmful effects' from using tyre rubber in sports fields, it is noted. The Synthetic Turf...
As per ISRI’s policy manual, any party may submit a written appeal to the ISRI board’s approval of these new specifications up to 30 days after the publication of the notice. Written appeals must...
‘As we continue to grow our brand in the United States, we are transitioning into a mixed-sales company,’ explains the new entity’s managing director Dr Torben Reher. Liebherr USA...
‘Atlanta is not far from the sea ports of Savannah, making it efficient for supply of machines and spare parts warehousing,’ notes Lander Arrieta, ZB’s director for North America....
Interstate will also make a strategic investment in Aqua Metals of approximately US$ 10 million. The partnership with Interstate, which operates the largest independent battery distribution system in...
The implications of this latest move have yet to be fully understood but the new regulation is regarded by the recycling community as adding ‘to the dozens and dozens of rules and requirements...

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