scrap recycling industry Articles

  • Car and e-scrap recycling: the Chinese experience

    In late November, more than 220 delegates met in China for the World Recycling - Shanghai congress organised by Switzerland-based ICM. Among other issues, the focus fell on latest trends in car and electronics scrap recycling within China itself. Several speakers emphasised that much remains to be done to bring the country into line with standards adopted in other parts of the world. Tighter ...


    By Recycling International

  • Don’t Scrap It, Strip It!

    Do you sell the insulated wires to a salvage yard every time when you have them?If so, you are deserting money for the value of bright copper wire is 4-5 times of insulated wires. Therefore, why do not star your own business with wire stripping machine?  Wire stripping machine ...

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    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 and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Identification and control of safety and health hazards in metal scrap recycling

    The audience for this guide is anyone who works in the metal scrap recycling industry—employers, employees, safety professionals, and industrial hygienists—should read this publication. This guide can help you identify and manage the hazards associated with exposure to various metals and processing chemicals and with related processes and equipment used in metal scrap recycling operations. Why is ...

  • Auto Repair & Recycling Industry: Service and Scrap Business Saves Money, Stays True to `Green Roots`

    At Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Inc., old things become new again. Since 1978, Jeff Kurtz and his family have been restoring and fixing cars, as well as offering a variety of recycling services to Paxinos, PA, and surrounding communities. PROBLEM: In 2011, Kurtz realized that he could do more to clean up the wastewater run-off from the auto repair and service facility. In ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • 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’ ...


    By Recycling International

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Universal Recycling & Scrap Iron Corp. To Implement 21st Century Programming’s Recycling Operations Management Software

    Leading Recycling Software Provider to Help New Jersey-Based Industrial Wrecking Company Expand Services with Streamlined Operations and Accounting Software  LONG BEACH, CA (January 24, 2012) – 21st Century Programming, designers and distributors of ROM, ...


    By 21st Century Programming

  • How Italians helped shape today’s US scrap industry

    A large proportion of the scrap industry’s biggest and most respected concerns can trace their roots to a single family. In the USA, some of the most influential of those scrap industry families originated in Italy. In this article, the author - who has spent five decades writing about the industry - recalls some of those individuals with an Italian connection and their resounding impact on the ...


    By Recycling International

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    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 there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Growing the Composting and Organics Recycling Industry

    ORGANICS RECYCLING is a resource management system with a goal to utilize residuals to their greatest extent. For farmers, gardeners and landscapers, it means creating a compost product that economically and efficiently builds organic matter into soils and grows flourishing crops. For economic developers and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Scrap Metal Prices Soaring - Time to Start Demolition

    Now may be the time for you to start that demolition project with ferrous and non ferrous metals rising to new heights.  During demolition, scrap metals such as steel, copper, stainless steel and other metals are collected for recycling.  The revenue generated by these recycling efforts can help offset the costs of demolition.  In many cases, the value of the scrap metals ...

  • Ontario railways before 1880: a scrap-iron bonanza

    The construction of the first generation of railways in Ontario, Canada, was undertaken without the benefit of adequate capital investment. The result was cheaply-built track and rolling stock that wore out with unanticipated rapidity. Substantial replacement and design changes became a part of the railroad-building process. The failure – sometimes with catastrophic results – of poor quality iron ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to get the most value from scrap metal recycling from demolition projects

    Demolition (also known as wrecking or razing) can be a large source of scrap metals depending on the type of item, structure or faciluity being demolished. Metal buildigs or large industrial complexes usually provide the largest sources of metals for recycling. Scrap metals for recycling can be found in the structural members of the buildings, electrical and piping systems, tanks, reactors, heat ...

  • How to Set Up Your Scrap Yard?

    Scrap metal business has a huge market because recycled and scrap metal is cheaper than pure metals, therefore a wide scope of businesses can benefit from buying these raw materials at a cheaper price. If you are thinking of starting a scrap metal business, you need to know and consider a lot. First, you need to be able to identify and sort different metals. Buyers will purchase specific metals ...

  • Zero landfill option for baling wire scrap

    Let’s face it, times are tough; and tough times call for a new way of thinking. The buzz of zero landfill is growing, but with the current state of the economy, it’s difficult to afford capital equipment that can help achieve a company’s recycling goals. As a result, Sweed looked for an option that would allow companies to recycle their scrap wire and get the best value for ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

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