recycling industry Articles

  • Recycling industry frustrated by shipping lines

    Historically high oil prices, the weakness of the US dollar and an imbalance in container availability are seen as the main factors behind the sky-high freight rates demanded by container shipment companies. As a growing number of scrap exporters have come to rely on containerised rather than bulk transport, these increases are having an immediate effect on international scrap operators’ ...

  • The Recycling Industries - A Canadian Perspective

    The recycling sector is part of the environmental technology industry sector and offers economic as well as environmental and resource conservation benefits. As a major player in the global resource sector Canadian mining and metallurgical industries continue to provide opportunities for technology transfer in areas including separation and materials handling for recyclables. The paper, with some ...


    By ORTECH

  • Interview: Robert Voss - championing the recycling industry cause

    Robert Voss is from a family steeped in recycling industry tradition and has been running his own international business since his early 30s. In this article, the new President of Eurometrec and the first-ever Chairman of the BIR’s International Trade Council shares his thoughts on a career in recycling and on some of the major issues confronting the ...

  • Comparison of e-Stewards and R2 Electronics Recycling Standards: Insights on Business and Environmental Benefits

    This white paper from Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) explores how two different recycling standards, e-Stewards and R2, are bringing credibility to the electronics recycling industry. This paper provides a summary of each of the two different standards, including historical background, as well as comparing  the standards in terms of requirements, coverage, and business benefits.  It ...

  • 21st Century Programming To Give Away 50 1-Year Licenses for ESET Antivirus Software

    Leading Software Solutions Provider to the Recycling Industry Insists Recyclers Take Precautions to Protect Their Web Security From Online Criminals LONG BEACH, CA (April 8, 2012) – 21st Century Programming, designers and distributors of ROM, ROM Express, ROM ...


    By 21st Century Programming

  • ELVs in China: the drive towards sustainability

    Upwards of 5 million vehicles in China will be reaching the end of their useful lives by the year 2010, according to latest estimates. A figure of this magnitude represents, at once, a challenge and an opportunity for the country’s ELV recycling industry. This article provides an insight into current thinking within ...

  • PACE: computing the way forward

    A guidance document on the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile phones was agreed at the latest Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention in Bali. The same event also saw the launch of the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) - an initiative considered to be worthy of the recycling industry’s close ...

  • Recy Systems - 20 years of recycling software

    Recy Systems, one of the world’s leading recycling software businesses, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. Over the last two decades, the company has focused on providing products tailored to the needs of the recycling industries - an approach which has brought the firm a great deal of ...

  • Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

    The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine article from 2013 went so far as to ask if we were on the path to “ ...


    By Ensia

  • ExpoSucata: a recycling samba in Brazil

    If evidence were needed that the key issues affecting the scrap industry are truly global in nature, this was supplied at last month’s ExpoSucata recycling show in São Paulo. The event spotlighted those matters of importance to Brazil’s growing recycling industry, including pricing and price volatility, metal theft and the trend towards consumer consolidation. Here, Recycling International ...

  • Recycling: Key Component of a Sustainable Development Strategy

    Recycling is a fundamental element of the life cycle management of products and their constituent materials. Canada is a major producer of metals which are used in a wide variety of products both domestically and internationally. The recycling industry is a significant player in returning valuable materials back into the economy at the end of a products useful life. Manufacturers of many of these ...

  • Radioactivity and scrap: Time to share the burden

    The melting of metals containing a radioactive source can have devastating health, environmental and financial implications. But according to leading lights within the recycling industry, scrap processors do not receive adequate support from governments, among others, in tackling this monumental challenge. The industry’s concerns were highlighted at a workshop dedicated to the subject at the BIR ...

  • Antivirus Software – A recycler`s first line of defense

    Computer viruses have been around almost as long as computers. And no industry – not even the recycling industry – will be spared by malicious hackers, crackers and online criminals who want to gain access to a recycler’s database or their computer’s processing power. This case study is intended to assist recyclers in understanding the importance of installing ...


    By 21st Century Programming

  • Recyclers lauded as climate and environment ‘heroes’

    In recent years, the environmental debate has become ever more carbon-centric. However, the recycling industry’s contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions has not attracted much of the international spotlight - until now, that is. At the latest BIR Spring Convention in Monte Carlo, where the world recycling body also celebrated its sixtieth birthday, the enormity of the industry’s role in ...

  • Efficient wastewater treatment

    Kurita supports sustainability at PET recycling industry with effective wastewater treatment. Please download our case study 139 to learn more: ...


    By Kurita

  • Admirable frankness garnished with analogy and metaphor

    For the last two years, the Chinese scrap industry has been anticipating the release of several pieces of landmark legislation that will not only regulate the industry, but potentially expand it. Of these, none is more important that the Recycling Economy law that has been rumoured and explored since the advent of China’s current Five Year Plan.  Thus, when 550 delegates (140 of whom were ...

  • Recycle industry- case study

    Recycling industrial waste using Twin Volute Dewatering Press! Owasebussan Co., Ltd., located amid beautiful coastal and mountain scenery at Owase Bay in Higashi Kishu, Japan. The company processes various types of fish using an advanced production facility and ships out to supermarkets and other customers across Japan. Owasebussan was disposing of all the floated oil and dewatered ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Developments in the paper recycling industry

    The purpose of paper recycling is to produce high quality recycled paper, responding to the high-quality specifications required by paper consumers either from the graphic, hygiene or packaging sectors. In consequence, any collection scheme shall be designed in a way to provide grades of paper for recycling adapted to the requirements of a high value ...

  • UNTHA launches new Heavy-Duty Shredder

    UNTHA shredding technology expands its product portfolio and rolls out the new VR series, a heavy-duty shredder, specifically developed for tough requirements in the wood recycling, plastics and paper recycling industry. With this new series, the renowned reliability of UNTHA products takes on a new dimension and ensures trouble-free ...

  • Plastics Use in Consumer Electronic Equipment: Perspectives From Product Design to Material Recovery

    Plastics are widely used in electronic applications because of their unique functional, aesthetic, and cost performance attributes. The broad range of plastics used in electronics, however, presents some unique challenges when trying to recycle end-of-life electronic equipment. This paper discusses what recent research by the American Plastics Council has found about the types and amounts of ...


    By DuPont Water Solutions

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