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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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Poly Recovery has unveiled a  first-of-its-kind plastic wash plant installation at its headquarters facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company says the equipment will transform dirty and mixed plastic waste into a recycled resin for local end-user manufacturing. With the new installation,... Read More...
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During the Wal-Mart Sustainability Expo, held April 30, 2014, the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) and the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) launched an organization called The Recycling Partnership, a public-private recycling initiative, which has been designed to boost recycling... Read More...
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Sunnking Inc., an electronics recycling and data destruction company with locations in Brockport and Buffalo, New York, reports that it has successfully completed the updated R2/RIOS:2013 certification process, making it one of the first electronics recyclers in New York to upgrade to the new... Read More...
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Joe Pickard, chief economist for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), has testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) at a hearing to examine the economic impacts of barriers to the free trade of environmental goods. In his testimony, April 14, Pickard noted that... Read More...
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The board of directors of the Pease Development Authority (PDA), a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based government agency that oversees the Market Street Terminal in Portsmouth, has voted to terminate a contract it had with Grimmel Industries. Under the contract, Grimmel, a scrap metal recycling... Read More...
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Multiple sources have reported that Severstal is looking to sell its two steel mills in the United States, which could net the company around $1.5 billion. The two mills are located in Dearborn, Michigan, and Columbus, Mississippi. Severstal North America, which owns the two steel mills, is a... Read More...
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On May 19, 2014, Western Metals Recycling (WMR ), wholly owned by the David J. Joseph Co., (DJJ) Cincinnati, has purchased the assets and business of Sims Metal Management’s (SMM) Utah recycling facilities. The operations include a shredder facility in Salt Lake City and a feeder yard in Orem, Utah... Read More...

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