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Andritz MeWa, part of the Germany-based Andritz Group, has completed a recycling plant for electrical and electronic scrap and refrigerators in the town of Karcag in eastern Hungary. The plant is the start of the new Eco-Center being set up in Karcag intended to strengthen the region’s economy with... Read More...
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Waste and recycling company Raumarike Avfallsforedling IKS (RoAF) of Norway, and German equipment supplier Stadler have been recognized by the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce with an Innovation Award for the fully automated waste sorting plant they recently installed in Oslo.  The two were... Read More...
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The Ocean Recovery Alliance, Hong Kong, and other organizers of the Plasticity Forums have posted a video soliciting support for a worldwide “bottle bill” (deposit and collection scheme) to boost the recycling rate of plastic bottles and other beverage containers.   The video uses footage from Hong... Read More...
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The Beijing-based China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA) says data released by China Customs shows that in June 2014 China imported 3.7 million tons of scrap commodities, including metal, paper and plastic scrap. The value of the 350,000 tons of “unwrought... Read More...
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Hungarian scrap dealer Vasker-Plusz has added two stationary Sennebogen 825 Electro machines for material handling. According to Sennebogen, based in Straubing, Germany, the electrically-driven stationary machines are covering an area of approximately 1,000 square meters. Vasker-Plusz Kft, founded... Read More...
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MBA Polymers, a multinational plastics recycling and technology company formerly based in California but now headquartered in the United Kingdom, has appointed Barry Crowley chief financial officer (CFO). Crowley joins the company from Edwards Group, a supplier of vacuum equipment and technology... Read More...
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The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Virginia, has added two new member compnaies: Black4 and Danieli Corp. The addition of the two associate members brings the Aluminum Association’s total membership to 96 companies, consisting of 48 producer members and 48 associate members. Black4 offers carbon... Read More...
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The wire manufacturing firm Encore Wire Corp., headquartered in McKinney, Texas, has announced plans for a 250,000-square-foot expansion to its existing aluminum wire manufacturing plant in McKinney. The company’s aluminum wire manufacturing plant presently measures 200,000 square feet. Encore says... Read More...
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Upland, Indiana-based Avis Industrial Corp., a privately held company with 10 subsidiaries throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, has acquired IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Georgia, from the CP Group, San Diego. IPS Balers is a manufacturer of ferrous, nonferrous, plastics and mixed fiber... Read More...
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General Kinematics (GK), a vibratory equipment manufacturer based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has introduced an engineered SXS screen, which it says is the first of its kind in the industry. GK says the side-by-side screen is engineered to move less-dense, soft materials that typically does not... Read More...
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National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has added John Haudenshield as the association’s director of safety, according to Sharon Kneiss, president and CEO of the association. Haudenshield will work with stakeholders to address industry safety issues and expand the association’s... Read More...
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Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment against the scrap metal company Metals America LLC, as well as company owner Harvey Siegel, which requires the parties to pay $20,000 in forfeitures, court costs and mandatory surcharges for violating... Read More...
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Container First Services (CFS), a subsidiary of Waste Services Industries LLC, has completed the acquisition of Mark Dunning Industries (MDI), a hauling company headquartered in Dothan, Alabama. “Mark Dunning has built a business with a similar service mission to CFS: To help our customers grow... Read More...
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Genesis Attachments, based in Superior, Wisconsin, has announced that its GSG scrap grapples are now available in 10 sizes. The company says the scrap grapples range in capacity from 0.5 cubic yards to 2.5 cubic yards and fit material handlers from 20 to 80 metric tons, thereby meeting a range of... Read More...
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An explosion at an aluminum wheel factory in Kunshan, China, on Saturday, August 2, has claimed more than 70 lives within the first 48 hours of the blast.   More than 200 people also have been injured at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd. factory, which supplies General Motors and other... Read More...
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The ALBA Group, an environmental services, recycling and raw materials trading firm headquartered in Berlin, is realigning its Interseroh division. To accomplish this, ALBA Group will structure Interseroh under four divisions: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and Rethink. ALBA reports that the restructuring... Read More...
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), Washington, D.C., and Earth911 have jointly released the results of an online poll indicating that more than 60 percent of the respondents may not understand what types of plastics are recyclable. More than 1,100 people took part in the poll... Read More...
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The assets of Omaha Paper Stock (OPS), a paper recycling firm that operated in Omaha, Nebraska, for more than 75 years, have been sold to International Paper, Memphis, Tennessee. The assets acquired by IP include a 55,000-square-foot recycling facility located on seven acres, plus processing and... Read More...
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The Tegro Group, based in Hong Kong, has launched a dense media separator (DMS) designed to be customizable, so that customers have a wider range of options to treat different types of materials. The company says the turnkey plant offers these features:    customizable and flexible turnkey design... Read More...
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Nucor Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced that Keith Grass, executive vice president of operations and CEO of The David J. Joseph Co., (DJJ) Cincinnati, will retire effective Sept. 12, 2014. Nucor is the parent company of DJJ. Grass joined DJJ in 1978 as a broker and... Read More...

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