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The San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to advance a $2.5 billion plan to reuse wastewater for drinking, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought. The plan calls to initially recycle 15 million gallons by 2023 and 83 million gallons a... Read More...
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Stephanie Molloy of the city of San Jose, shares with attendees of the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference how the city overhauled the collection and processing of commercial waste to include processing and energy production from organics. The Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, attracted... Read More...
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The Atlanta-based aluminum company Novelis has published its Fiscal Year 2014 sustainability report, which highlights progress the company is making in regards to improving the sustainability of its business, the aluminum industry and its broader value chain. The sustainability report, "Adding More... Read More...
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Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America, based in West Fargo, North Dakota, has introduced two new articulated dump trucks (ADTs) for the 28- and 40-metric-ton weight class, offering superior performance, improved fuel efficiency, and increased reliability, serviceability and operator... Read More...
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China’s government is encouraging more systematic and regulated methods to collect obsolete electronics and appliances in that nation, according to several presentations given at the 2014 convention of the China Nonferrous Metals Association Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA), held in early November in... Read More...
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Conflicting opinions in the debate over future recycling rates in the United Kingdom are raising questions about how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50 percent recycling target by 2020, Keith... Read More...
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Electronic Recyclers International Inc. (ERI), an electronics recycling firm based in Fresno, California, has announced that it plans to hire 125 new employees in two of its fast-growing locations prior to this year’s holiday season. ERI says it has placed an open call for job applications in light... Read More...
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The valuable materials found in some obsolete electronic items have helped create a thriving underground economy of dismantlers and recyclers. However, the existence of hazardous substance in some of these same items creates a bad combination that means this “informal sector” can harm people and... Read More...
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a technology trade association headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, has released a study showing that electronics recycling continues to receive significant support from consumers. The report, titled "Recycling and Reuse Study, 2014 Edition," shows that... Read More...
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced that the state’s paint recycling program has collected more than 240,000 gallons of leftover paint from its residents. PaintCare launched the program in Connecticut in July 2013. PaintCare is a nonprofit... Read More...
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Rexam's Beverage Can North America’s (BCNA) Chicago location has received first place in the Great American Can RoundUp (GACR) Industry Challenge. The contest was sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). The contest winners are determined by the number of pounds of aluminum collected per... Read More...
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BACE, Charlotte, North Carolina, a manufacturer of balers and compactors for the recycling and waste management industries, has named Paul Domanico director of sales, Northeast and Midwest. Domanico will be responsible for sales and marketing in this region, as well as for developing business with... Read More...
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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. (GBB), a Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting firm, announced it has been tasked by Prince George's County, Maryland, to assist with a procurement activity for waste processing and alternative energy facility public-private partnership infrastructure. This effort... Read More...
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The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Sacramento, has issued $19.5 million in grant money to eight projects in the state that CalRecycle says will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The grant money will be used for construction of new facilities, expansion... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has introduced a new video series that seeks to provide more information on the value and impact of the recycling industry. The first three videos released include one highlighting the overall impact of the recycling industry on... Read More...
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) has awarded Ben Weitsman & Sons of New Castle, Pennsylvania, a grant of nearly $205,000 for the removal of an existing rail spur and installation of new rail, ties, and ballast to accommodate operations at its new scrap metal facility. The... Read More...
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In providing an update on the different rules imposed for transboundary movements of electronic scrap, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Environmental & Technical Director Ross Bartley confirmed that his organization continues to receive numerous inquiries on this subject because of a... Read More...
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A recent survey by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA), Elk Grove Village, Illinois, finds that in 2013 the industry used 39 percent less wax-coated material than in 2002. The reduction brings the total waxed corrugated volume to less than 3 percent of the total corrugated volume produced in... Read More...
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Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, has announced plans to close down its recycling division by the end of 2014, and will work more closely with its suppliers to provide the company with the recyclable material, including PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastics, for its packaging products. A spokesperson for... Read More...
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Recyclers who pride themselves on their resource conservation activities must face a grim reality that illegal and unsafe practices are plaguing the industry, particularly the electronics recycling sector.   The topic of often illegal and environmentally unsound practices occurring throughout the... Read More...

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