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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...
Bullet casings and shell and bomb fragments recovered from a Marine Corps firing range were at the more exotic end of the 2500 tonnes of waste collected in total, the rest comprising regular...
The organisation's annual competition to support 'invention, originality and measurable improvements in recycling-related customer experiences, processes, technology and markets' is underway, with an...
The pick-up in European manufacturing activity is projected to deliver demand growth of 1.5-2.5% in the region whereas last year's 11% upturn in the USA is thought likely to be followed by an...
American Iron & Metal has already paid the full purchase price as a deposit, although the deal is subject to approval from the bankruptcy court on May 7. Upstate Shredding's Adam Weitsman had...
Tethers Unlimited’s patent-pending system will effectively convert plastic waste into high-quality 3D printer filament for use in making tools, replacement parts and satellite components on...
Towards the end of a ReCommunity facility shift, a team of employees was sifting through the recyclables gathered that day when one of them discovered the foetus on a conveyor belt and immediately...
Launched in 2013, the Clothes The Loop initiative returns clothing and shoes to their basic materials for use in creating new products. The project has since been extended from only 10 of The North...
‘VHS tapes are 80% recyclable but most end up in landfills because at the moment there is no recycling plan,’ explains Philip Yan, co-founder of the recycling project. Besides plastics,...
‘While green guilt is on the rise overall, women (39%) and younger respondents aged 18-44 (45%) were even more likely to experience it,’ says Call2Recycle. The ‘good news’ is...
Fisher has served as the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2007 and will continue in that capacity. 'The company's commitment to our existing business strategy remains...
Between participating companies which include Kraft Foods and Plastipak Packaging, almost 11 million pounds of material has been diverted from Illinois landfills alone. 'This amount is the equivalent...
'Our investment will help the company to expand and create 50 new recycling sites in Java and in Bali, bringing market share back into locally-owned hands and catalysing job growth,' says Amir Azahar...
The grades are based on the weight of PET containers in a given PET sample, taken as a percentage of the weight of the total sample, or the PET fraction. Included are A, B, C and F grades, with PET...
Ferrous sales volumes amounted to some 750 000 tons for the quarter, with the drop of 20% from the previous three months attributed primarily to 'weaker export demand, the impact of the lower price...
Partners in Impact Recyclers take care of collection, sorting, recycling, refurbishing and data destruction while hiring 'people who are willing and able to work, but who have the hardest time...
Police claim one of them had visited local recycling centres some 176 times since 2008 to sell US$ 61 645 worth of equipment stolen from various Department of Public Works' facilities, while another...
Ford has been working with Unifi since 2012 to incorporate Repreve, which it describes as a 'truly global material', into its vehicles and now uses it in five car models. 'By substituting with this...
The ZinLix process first leaches zinc oxide from the dust to create a zinc-enriched liquid, then uses an 'electrowinning' technique to produce a metallic powder. Itronics says this product or solid...
For the secondary non-ferrous metals sector, the much-anticipated budget announcement in India late in February yielded a welcome reduction in Special Additional Duty from 4% to 2% on imports of...
'Although packing peanuts are used worldwide as a perfect solution for shipping, they are notoriously difficult to break down, and only about 10% are recycled,' says Professor Vilas Pol, who inspired...
For Refind, this represents 'an important first step into the US market with a customer that shares our vision of sorting as an important driver for battery recycling', comments the Swedish firm's...
Polylactic acid (PLA) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) are the two types of plastics most commonly used for 3-D printing. While the first is known for its biodegradability, the latter is...
Thompson will report directly to Battery Solutions′ ceo Thomas Bjarnemark, who says he will become an ′integral member′ of the management team thanks to his experience of rare earth...
Under the terms of the deal, Ucore will pay a US$ 2.9 million one-time licensing fee to IBC. ′The payment is subject to the delivery by IBC of a fully operational rare earth SuperLig pilot...
The new specifications cover premium film, A+ grade film, A grade film, B grade film, C grade film, MRF film, grocery film, agricultural greenhouse film and agricultural ground cover film. ′The...
Asia has been weaker for some time, with HMS I/II 80/20 scrap export values from the USA to the key Taiwanese market falling from around US$ 265 per tonne cfr in mid-January to nearer US$ 225 amid a...
Pele intends to source monazite from mineral sand mine tailings in countries that embrace sustainable mining practices and are allied trading partners with Canada. The objective is to recycle the...
The structure proposed by the companies is that each shares its resources and collection methods. Once electronics are collected, they are sorted and the materials are shipped to the company which...
The Texas company has already received a permit to reopen historic tunnels and start mining rare earths at its ′Last Chance Vein′ project in the Lemhi Pass region of Idaho and Montana....

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