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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 7, has announced that it has reached an administrative settlement with the scrap metal company Shine Bros. Corp., which resolves industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act at Shine Bros.’ Spencer, Iowa, facility. Under the... Read More...
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Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) Westbound section have recommended guideline minimum rates of $300 per 40-foot container (FEU) from Los Angeles/Long Beach, and $750 per FEU for all-water U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast shipments, for shipments of recovered fiber,... Read More...
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Wastequip, Charlotte, North Carolina, has introduced a series of lockable roll-off container covers that are designed to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for stormwater exposure. Wastequip says its new heavy-duty covers for roll-off containers are ideal for combating... Read More...
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Some environmental groups have characterized plastics as a problem, pointing to pollution in the world’s oceans as one example and lobbying for banning single-use plastic bags in some communities. Speakers during the session “The Outlook on Plastics” at the 2014 Paper & Plastics Recycling... Read More...
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Justin Palvere Genesis Attachments, Superior, Wisconsin, has announced the promotion of Justin Palvere to national account manager - demolition. In this newly formed role, Palvere, previously the Genesis Southeast regional manager, will develop, manage and maintain programs and services designed... Read More...
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Wide-scale deployment of emerging technology that converts used, nonrecycled plastics into oil could generate up to $9 billion in annual U.S. economic output and create upwards of 40,000 domestic jobs, according to a report released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Washington. The report, “... Read More...
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The dwindling supply of quality deinked news (No. 8) was one of the key points brought up during the "Mill Buyers Panel," held Oct. 9, 2014, at the annual Paper & Plastic Recycling Conference in Chicago.   Along with the decline in the supply of deinked news, other points brought up during the... Read More...
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Trucking rates in the United States are increasing, and the recycling industry has been challenged by the lack of quality truck drivers available, according to speakers in the session “Keeping a Lid on Transportation Costs” during the 2014 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, which is being... Read More...
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Randy Gibson, director of sales and marketing for International Baler Corp. (IBC), Jacksonville, Florida, has announced that Waste 2 Solutions of Brunswick, Georgia, has joined the company’s family of dealers. Waste 2 Solutions is a new company formed b y Sidney and Sid Wildes, formerly of IPS... Read More...
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Republic Services Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, has announced the acquisition of Rainbow Disposal Co. Inc.,  one of the largest independent solid waste companies in Southern California. Republic Services says the deal continues its plan to expand its business in Southern California with targeted... Read More...
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Safety leaders and officers of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) are calling for member facilities to observe “Safety Stand-Down Day,” on Oct. 15, 2014, in the wake of a series of fatalities and serious injuries across the recycling industry in recent... Read More...
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Novelis, an aluminum rolling and recycling firm headquartered in Atlanta, has officially opened its aluminum recycling facility in Nachtersewdt, Germany. The company says the facility is the largest aluminum recycling center in the world. The aluminum recycling plant, costing around $258 million,... Read More...
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Gary Claypole accepts award during 5th Annual Responsible Business Awards program. MBA Polymers, a plastics recycling and technology company headquartered in Nottinghamshire, U.K., has won the Best Small-/Medium-size company (SME) award at the 5th Annual Responsible Business Awards. The award... Read More...
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The European Commission has confirmed that the investment supplements for Propapier’s paper machine #2 and the infrastructure measures at the paper company’s Spree industrial region in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, are in conformity with European law. Propapier, based in Germany, produces various... Read More...
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The Europe-based organization Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), based in Brussels, has released guidelines that seek to provide guidelines for recyclers, consumers and retailers that would set the basic principles to create PET trays that could be collected and recycled. The design-for-recycling... Read More...
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The Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has announced the panel of speakers set to appear during its Nonferrous Division plenary session, part of the organization’s World Recycling Convention Round-Table Sessions set for Oct. 27-28 in Paris. The BIR’s Nonferrous Division,... Read More...
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Neal Weisenburger, a Chicago-based vice president of international trade services with Wells Fargo Bank, said U.S. recyclers need to be more focused on export markets as 95 percent of the world’s population residing outside of the United States and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power lying... Read More...
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Executive Director Report to CRRA Members October 2014 Government Relations – Legislative Updates Governor Signs AB 1594 – Alternative Daily Cover, AB 1826 – Organics from Landfills,   AB 270 – Phase Out of Single Use Plastic Bags In the last days of September the Governor signed AB 1594, AB 1826... Read More...
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Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Oregon, has launched its new website that includes a municipal solid waste (MSW)-focused microsite featuring a six-part video series. The new site (www.bulkhandlingsystems.com) provides users faster and more complete access to the information and media across a... Read More...
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The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division is accepting nominations for its 2014 Awards for Innovation in Plastics Recycling. The event recognizes North American companies, individuals and government bodies for developing new technologies, products and initiatives using postconsumer... Read More...

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