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An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

by Advanced Technical Concepts  (Feb. 16, 2015)

The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called ...

Turning metal wires from pulp bales into profit with TANA Shark

by Tana Oy  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Metal wires from paper pulp bales are high in value but very hard to shred and clean for selling purposes. Usually the metal wires are stuck with plastics and some remains of the pulping process. This particular type of waste is almost impossible to separate, says a landfill operator in France. Normally the only possibility to handle this type ...

New York City Organics Collection

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jan. 1, 2015)

New York City’s (NYC) two-year pilot program to collect source separated organics — food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings — separately from refuse is now officially one year old. Through September 2014, this program, run by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), has expanded its service to approximately 100,000 ...

Circular economy to be scrapped?

by Riverside Waste Machinery  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals ...

Action Recycling-Milwaukee Plastic Sorting case study

by Redwave a Division of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH  (Feb. 4, 2015)

Customer Action Recyclers is a rapidly growing recycling company in Milwaukee which was founded in 2005. The company now employs    more than 30 employees and owns several recycling centres. Requirements PET and PE are to be recycled from a mixed fraction (60% PE/PET and 40% other materials such as other plastics, wood, paper, etc) with ...

Garden Street Iron & Metal Processes 8,000 Tons of Scrap Each Month Using Variety of Eriez Recycling Equipment

by Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd  (Nov. 20, 2014)

Problem: Garden Street Iron & Metal recycling complex, located just west of downtown Cincinnati, OH, has been owned and operated by the Weber family for more than five decades. The complex, set on 22 acres with three nearby rail spurs in Spring Grove, is a beehive of activity as both consumers and businesses truck in ferrous and nonferrous ...

Screen classifying cutter allows recycling of tungsten heavy alloys

by Munson Machinery Co., Inc.  (Dec. 5, 2014)

Aerojet Ordnance Tennessee, a wholly owned subsidiary of aerospace and defense contractor Aerojet General, fabricates parts from tungsten heavy alloys and other refractory metals for defense-related products like ammunition, warheads and electronic shielding. The company also produces components for sporting goods and other end-uses, though ...

Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

by Remove My Car  (Nov. 7, 2014)

Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by ...

Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

by BioCycle Magazine  (Jun. 1, 2014)

In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then ...

Mattress recycling project case study

by Blue Castle Developments CA LLC - SmartTrash  (Sep. 16, 2014)

Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel ...

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