North America

Up to 99% of the glass and metal wastes from lamps will be recycled by Veolia at the new site, thanks to hi-tech equipment that effectively crushes and separates expired mercury-bearing lamps like...
An estimated 100 tons of plastic waste and 275 tons of glass could be recycled annually by properly collecting waste at McGill University laboratory. This material used to innovative work but will...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
Canada's plastics ‘routinely remain’ in North America to be processed rather than moving to overseas markets, so says the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. It estimates that over 80...
Plastic film recycling - a category that includes flexible product wraps, bags and commercial stretch film made primarily from polyethylene - has increased nearly 84% since the first report was...
Global crude steel production in January was 7% or almost 9 million tonnes higher than in the corresponding month of last year at 136.514 million tonnes. China accounted for around half of the...
The ‘robust’ upsurge represents a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 11.6% by 2024. In terms of volume, the market is slated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% -...
Its content also includes: crude steel production by country and process; steel production by product; steel trade by product; apparent steel use and apparent steel use per capita by country; and...
The trade body is made up of Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), and the...
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...
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...
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...
‘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....
The preliminary results of the survey reveal that, of those respondents who purchase recovered fibre from mixed waste processing centres, 70% find the quality to be worse than most other recovered...
According to EEQ, the first component of the plan involves installing Krysteline Technologies’ proven glass sorting and cleaning equipment in several sorting centres to conduct demonstration projects...
A total of 7.1 million pounds (3200 tonnes) of batteries was collected in the USA last year, with the Great Lakes states and mountain regions seeing the most growth at, respectively, 12% and 11%....
The partnership will see the two cities share latest recycling and waste management technology, Iveson has stated. Strengthening ties in the recycling sector was one of the main points of focus...
Moreover, they must provide appropriate legislation to support and promote the recycling of the batteries, concludes a report published by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an...
The incident is described as ‘not suspicious’ by Cambridge Fire Department platoon chief Martin Mills. The fire was initially spotted during the late afternoon in a cardboard packing area...
According to battery type, 2014 sales totalled: some US$ 35 billion for lead-acid batteries; US$ 19 billion for Li-ion batteries; just over US$ 2 billion for NiMH; and US$ 1 billion for NiCd. Pillot...
A technology company with a unique approach to lead-acid battery recycling has broken ground on a $30 million facility in Nevada. The company, Aqua Metals, says it aims to open more facilities...
This year the conference will kick off with a visit to Hydro Aluminium's re-melt plant at Azuqueca northeast of Madrid. 'This is an excellent opportunity to experience state-of-the-art recycling...
The city of San Francisco has been sued by a subsidiary of Waste Management for awarding a long-term disposal contract to Recology. The lawsuit, which was filed July 21, claims San Francisco’...
• North Carolina-based Repreve, which makes textiles material from recovered PET plastic, has invested US$ 10 million in updating its facility and in increasing production. The company aims to...
'Creation of Urban Resource Group represents another bold step for Canada Fibers,' comments ceo Joe Miranda. 'Our expanding group is increasingly positioned to provide complete and creative solutions...
Call2Recycle, which has operations across Canada, focuses on consumer single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing less than 5 kg, while the CBA mainly deals in lead-acid batteries of all sizes,...
Although the e-scrap recycling sector is still growing, recyclers are facing many problems, it emerged during two Spotlight sessions on Electronics held during the latest Institute of Scrap Recycling...
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...
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...
The convention will offer informative general sessions, workshops on a broad range of industry topics and the popular commodity spotlights on ferrous, electronics, aluminium, copper, nickel, lead,...

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