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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $600,000 in grant money to fund two market development projects in the state. The two projects are expected to result in nearly 57,000 scrap tires being recycled. The program has been designed to provide financial assistance for businesses... Read More...
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Two Japan-based companies, Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corp., have announced that they are considering establishing a joint venture operation to produce and sell aluminum sheet for automotive body panels and automotive heat exchangers in the United States. The two companies, both... Read More...
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The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) Plastics Division has expanded its support for the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) by joining the newly created Recycling Partnership, a national, public-private collaboration that is expected to launch this July. The Recycling Partnership is the result of... Read More...
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Pacific Steel & Recycling, a recycling firm headquartered in Great Falls, Montana, has sold its Branch 47 auto parts division to an independent auto recycling company that presently operates a single location in Idaho. Branch 47 has one location in Twin Falls, Idaho. One source notes that the... Read More...
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Wastequip, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based maker of waste and recycling equipment, says its new 265IP Precision Series compactor is “ideal for walk-up or ground-fed applications” in retail and institutional settings. The company says the 265IP is particularly suited for wet waste such as... Read More...
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Wastequip, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based maker of waste and recycling equipment, says its new line of grease containers prevents the frustrating problem of grease theft. Featuring the “Grease Vault lid,” the new grease containers provide safe, simple storage of used food grease “and will... Read More...
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Granutech-Saturn Systems Corporation based in Grand Prairie, Texas, has launched a new hybrid-drive mechanism option for its line of Saturn industrial shredders, available on both new machines and as a retrofit kit for older machines in the field. The company says the new hybrid-drive option is... Read More...
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A purchasing program app designed for iPads and other tablets has been designed especially for buyers of scrap commodities and California Redemption Value (CRV) materials, says its creator. The JPOP scrap purchasing program has been “made by an engineer and recycler with simplicity and durability... Read More...
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Recovered fiber trader Ranjit Baxi of London-based J&H Sales International will soon have a book available from a United Kingdom-based publisher. In addition to being a fiber trader, Baxi is a long-time officer of the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and its Paper... Read More...
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Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a nonprofit organization headquartered in British Columbia, has officially assumed responsibility for financing and delivering recycling services for packaging and printed paper across British Columbia. MMBC is responding on behalf of more than 900 companies that have... Read More...
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TruStar Energy, a Fontana, California-based designer and builder of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facilities, has announced the expansion of its existing CNG fueling stations for Cincinnati-based Rumpke Consolidated Cos. and Lewiston, New York-based Modern Disposal Services. TruStar Energy... Read More...
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Aluminum scrap’s value and its recyclability is well documented, but the enduring nature of many products made with aluminum places limitations on scrap’s ability to supply more than 20 percent of the raw materials needed by the aluminum industry. Speaking to attendees of the 2014 CRU World... Read More...
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R2 Solutions, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, says it has worked closely with electronics recyclers and refurbishers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other officials to develop its R2 Quality Plan. Sharada Rao, R2 Solutions’ quality director, says, “It was important to involve a... Read More...
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The equipment company Wastequip, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has opened its newest manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, South Carolina. The facility is the second expansion for the company so far this year. The company says the Blacksburg location was selected for its easy access to... Read More...
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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), based in Washington, has released its April 2014 “Kraft Paper Report” using data from the association’s 54th Annual Capacity Survey. For the month of April, kraft paper shipments were 1.33 million tons, 4.4 percent higher than the prior month... Read More...
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Eurometal’s E-Series Sennebogen 821 Mobile was acquired in early 2013.  Eurometal of France has added the new Sennebogen 821 M material handler to its site in Meyzieu. The E-Series compact material handling machine replaces a Sennebogen C-Series handler and supplements an 825 mobile handler. The... Read More...
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VinylPlus, a voluntary commitment of the European PVC (polyvinyl chloride) industry to improve PVC recycling efforts, has reported that more than 440,000 metric tons of recycled PVC plastic were used in Europe in 2013. VinylPlus says it registered a record 444,468 metric tons of recycled PVC in... Read More...
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Recently, Executives Without Borders worked with a broad coalition of businesses and nonprofits to create a unique program in Haiti. The goal of the program, Ramase Lajan, is to help build critical skills, provides needed income and increases recycling in the country.    In Haiti, discarded plastic... Read More...
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Scrap traders are familiar with resource nationalism when it takes the form of export bans and restrictions on scrap metal leaving a given country. Those in attendance at the 2014 CRU World Aluminium event may have been sympathetic to similar restrictions facing the mineral ores sector.   Sola... Read More...
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The public transport authority of Paris, RATP, has chosen Veolia, headquartered in Paris, to dismantle and recycle 317 passenger cars used by the city’s Réseau Express Régional (RER) express commuter rail service for its A-line route. According to Veolia, dismantling the railcars will enable 97... Read More...

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