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Back row, from left: John Rice, Graeme Carus, Graham Davy, Shane Mellor, David Barraclough and Stan Whittaker Front row, from left: Ian Hetherington, Adrian Dobbs, Susie Burrage, Alasdair Jackson, Jack Gomarsall and John Boyd The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA ) has... Read More...
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Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA UK has achieved three ISO (International Organization for Standardization) accreditations pertaining to quality, the environment and health and safety management.  The company received ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 certifications following in-depth audits of the... Read More...
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The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has announced that commodity forecaster Jason Schenker will deliver the keynote address at the BIR World Recycling Convention and Exhibition that is set for June 1-4, 2014 in Miami.    Schenker is expected to discuss the topic of how the current global... Read More...
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U.S.-based Davis-Standard, a designer and distributor of extrusion technology, has opened a spare parts and service center at the company’s manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China.    Davis-Standard says the center will specialize in high-use maintenance items for customers throughout the region. The... Read More...
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Magnatech Engineering, Tonganoxie, Kan., will give away a 0.999 pure bar of solid silver to the winner of its Guess the Shred contest at Booth 237 at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) 2014 Convention & Exposition (www.isriconvention.org) in Las Vegas April 6-10. The... Read More...
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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has strengthened its enforcement of solid waste disposal bans by issuing 98 notices of noncompliance and three waste ban penalties during the past year for violations involving the improper disposal of recyclable and recoverable... Read More...
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has applauded the passage of House Bill 4593, which addresses the problem of scrap metal theft. The bill looks to regulate the purchase and sale of scrap metal and items that contain ferrous or nonferrous metals to scrap metal dealers. It would require sellers to provide... Read More...
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The recycling equipment manufacturer Machinex Group, headquartered in Plessisville, Quebec, has launched an interactive tool in advance of the WasteExpo, which will be held April 29-May 1 in Atlanta. The new interactive video features Machinex’s line of equipment. The equipment company will... Read More...
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Midland Recycling, a Lincoln, Neb.-based recycling plant, has been acquired from Palmer Refuse Inc. by a group of recycling veterans who are former owners of the facility. The new owners, in a news release, say the purchase is the first step in in their plan to build a multi-location firm. The name... Read More...
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The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has revoked the waste tire facility permit of Global Waste Management Inc., a tire recycling company in South San Francisco. Following a lengthy investigation, CalRecycle says it determined the company was storing an... Read More...
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Residents of James City County, Va., and three other Virginia municipalities will join the ranks of districts that are accepting rigid plastics in their curbside recycling programs. Starting in July 2014, residents will be able to include plastics like yogurt cups and grocery store clam shells,... Read More...
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The Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), Arlington, Va., which works to increase efficiencies in residential curbside recycling programs, has appointed Keefe Harrison as executive director. She will replace Steve Thompson, CVP founding executive director, who is retiring after more than a decade with... Read More...
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U.K.-based AMCS Group has acquired PC Scale Technologies (PCST) of Oxford, Pa. With the acquisition, AMCS becomes one of the largest providers of end-to-end software and on-vehicle technology for the recycling and waste management industry. The company says it is now the only provider worldwide... Read More...
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Eriez, headquartered in Erie, Pa., has released a three-dimensional video that has been designed to capture the equipment in action removing long, troublesome pokers from shredded material.     The two-minute video is posted on Eriez’s website as well as the company’s YouTube channel.   “We created... Read More...
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HOS heavy-duty pipe shredders from Slatersville, R.I.-based Herbold Meckesheim USA are designed to smoothly and efficiently reduce large, thick-walled plastic pipes to chips about 2.4 to 3.9 inches square.    Herbold Meckesheim USA, a subsidiary of Herbold Meckesheim Germany, designs, manufactures... Read More...
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Gary Sims, president and chairman of Sims Brothers Recycling, a Marion, Ohio-based recycling company, has announced the promotion of Garrett Tracey (right) to the position of chief operating officer (COO) and chief commercial officer (CCO). Tracey, who joined Sims Brothers in 2008, previously... Read More...
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The city of Los Angeles’ City Attorney has filed 15 criminal charges against JGR Metal Recycling Inc., a Sun Valley, Calif.-based metals recycling firm, for allegedly failing to properly dispose of hazardous waste on numerous occasions. The company, along with its owner Jose Guadalupe Romero, were... Read More...
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Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with officials of plastics recycling company Allied Reprocessing recently held an open house at a new Allied facility in Ripley, Tenn. The company’s original building was destroyed by a fire in November of... Read More...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) proposed rule, expanding the list of materials that are recognized as “non-waste fuels” to include processed construction and demolition (C&D) wood, paper recycling residuals and creosote-... Read More...
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Chicago-based CME Group, which operates a derivatives marketplace, has announced plans to launch North American physically delivered aluminum futures contracts, beginning May 5, 2014, pending all regulatory approvals. CME says the new contract will build on the firm’s existing suite of base metals... Read More...

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