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Earthwise Disposal, a newly formed hauler of recyclables and solid waste in Central Iowa, has named Ashley Sloterdyk the company’s vice president of sales. Sloterdyk also is the company’s business owner and manager. “Mr. Sloterdyk is a great addition to our team,” says Todd Mendenhall, co-owner of... Read More...
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 Aleris, based in Cleveland, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its North American and European Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Sherman Oaks, California-based Signature Group Holdings, splitting the company that it created in 2004 when it merged Kentucky’s... Read More...
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Conflicting opinions in the debate over future recycling rates in the United Kingdom are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50... Read More...
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The equipment company Copex has reported that it has recently delivered a Reflex mobile shear baler to Metallo-Chimique, a scrap metal recycling company based in Beerse, Belgium. Copex, based in Lanester, France, says the Reflex shear baler was introduced to the market about one year ago. The shear... Read More...
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Germany’s Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (BVSE) will be hosting a two-day conference that will address the scrap and WEEE recycling sectors. The conference, titled Industry Forum 2014, is scheduled for November 5-6 in Duisburg, Germany. The Industry Forum 2014... Read More...
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The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has reported that September 2014 crude steel production for the 65 reporting countries stands at 134 million metric tons, a decrease of 0.1 percent from production figures reported the same time last year. Worldsteel is a Brussels-based organization that... Read More...
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The aluminum producer Novelis, headquartered in Atlanta, has announced plans to shutter its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, primary aluminum smelter by the end of 2014. In deciding to close the smelter, Novelis says it is looking to focus its efforts in Brazil on its aluminum rolling and... Read More...
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Recylex SA, a French recycling firm that specializes in recycling lead and plastics, primarily from automotive and industrial batteries, has signed a loan agreement with Glencore International AG for €16 million (US$20 million). The company also put in place a contingent equity line with Kepler... Read More...
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The European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation (EFR), the European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA) and the European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation (EUROMETREC) have established the European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC). The new association, based in Brussels, will... Read More...
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JMC Recycling Systems Limited, based in Nottingham in the U.K., has rebranded under its original manufacturing name, McIntyre. Its Nottingham factory will continue to design and build the company’s own JMC and McIntyre brands as well as the Vortex series. McIntyre also continues to sell, enhance... Read More...
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The Close Loop Fund has announced that its application process for municipalities and private firms in the United States seeking loans to start or expand recycling efforts is open. Under its charter, the Closed Loop Fund is looking to invest $100 million over the next five years to support the... Read More...
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City of Industry, California-based Athens Services has announced the opening of a new 80,000-square-foot materials recovery facility (MRF) in Sun Valley that is designed to process more than 330,000 tons of mixed waste per year. Construction of the facility began in October 2013 and the facility... Read More...
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      Bayshore Recycling President Valerie Montecalvo accepts the company's Oak       Leaf Award presented by The Nature Conservancy New Jersey Chapter. Bayshore Recycling of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, was awarded an Oak Leaf Award presented by The Nature Conservancy New Jersey Chapter (... Read More...
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Global Clean Energy Inc. (GCE), Houston, has announced it recently secured a long-term supply agreement with Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, a leading tire recycler which processes in excess of 140 million tires annually, to provide tire chips as feedstock to GCE. GCE says the supply... Read More...
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Left to right: Bobby Fannin of ARC, Brad Rekus of Pratt & Whitney and Mike Williams of Pratt & Whitney.. Pratt & Whitney PSD, based in Springdale, Arkansas, has been named 2014 Corporate Recycler of the Year by the Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC). The award is intended to honor a... Read More...
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The automotive recycling company Pull-A-Part, headquartered in Atlanta, has received four environmental awards from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2014. In addition to auto recycling services, Pull-A-Part recovers scrap metal, fluid and plastics for recycling. Pictured from... Read More...
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The equipment company Oxford Instruments PLC, headquartered in Oxfordshire, U.K., has introduced the X-MET8000 handheld XRF analyzer. According to Oxford, the new analyzer enables reliable, uninterrupted alloy identification in all types of weather. Using the X-MET8000, recyclers can quickly sort... Read More...
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The equipment company Lefort North America, Palm Springs, Florida, has hired Glenn Hoberg as its regional sales manager for Lefort’s full line of equipment throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Hoberg has extensive history in the recycling equipment business, including time spent with... Read More...
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    Bob Andress ACS Group, a New Berlin, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry, has hired Bob Andress as vice president of operations. He will support the company’s commitment to continuous improvement to meet customers’ increasing requirements through the... Read More...
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The battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, Milton, Georgia, is seeking approval from its lenders to extend its debtor-in-possession (DIP) credit facility’s maturity date to March 31, 2015. The company says the extension would provide it with additional time to complete negotiations with its... Read More...

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