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The ‘groundbreaking’ REB4 baler uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll...
US plastics scrap shipments to China dwindled from 150 630 tonnes in January-February 2017 to 10 476 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period. The three largest export markets for US plastics...
Declines were also recorded for all other grades of recovered paper, including corrugated (-16.6% year on year), pulp substitutes (-60%) and printed news (-43.5%). In revenue terms, China still...
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 innovative technique can be used to recover and restore lithium cobalt oxide, which is widely used in smartphones and laptops. It is also suitable for recovering NMC - a popular lithium cathode...
The plant will process 50 tons per hour of mixed waste sourced from Berkeley County to recover recycled commodities and a fuel feedstock. Using advanced technologies, the aim is to recover ‘all...
Pakistan imported 4.039 million tonnes of steel scrap in 2016 for a year-on-year increase of 24% over the 3.357 million tonnes of 2015. When updated statistics become available, these are expected to...
Call2Recycle recycled an estimated 14 million pounds (6.3 million kg) of end-of-life batteries in America and Canada last year. In the USA, collections of rechargeable and primary batteries amounted...
‘Analysing precious metals is a meticulous process,’ says Metallix’s president Maria Piastre. ‘It not only requires the most sensitive, modern equipment and analytic...
From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
The comprehensive report of 800-plus pages, entitled ‘Critical Mineral Resources of the United States - Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply’ - is said to...
‘Over the first six years of the programme, New York state has successfully diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of e-waste destined for landfills and combustion facilities to e-waste...
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...
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...
Plastic bottle recycling in the US ‘remained strong’ in 2016, but declined slightly, slipping 2.4% compared to the previous year. This means that the overall recycling rate for plastic...
‘Effective recycling really begins at the point a product is first conceived,’ argues Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. The Design for Recycling Award, which was first launched more than...
Pyrowave can process up to three tons of post-consumer polystyrene material every day, for example cups and food containers. This represents an average capacity of 800 tons per year. Pyrowave has...
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...
Aurubis is eager to expand its geographical boundaries. At the moment, it is particularly exploring business opportunities in South America, North America and Europe. Acquiring other ventures is a...
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...

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