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  • Resource Recycling Conference and National Recycling Coalition join forces to propel industry

    Leading conference and trade group announce a strategic partnership aimed at pushing forward the evolution of municipal materials recovery in North America. The partnership kicks off with the seventh-annual Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis this August. The largest national conference focusing on municipal recycling will now be aided by a key alliance. The seventh-annual ...

  • E-waste recyclers discuss future trends

    The Internet of Things is one of the key trends of the future. Already today, 15 billion things are digitally connected with one another and experts predict an increase to 50 billion devices in the IoT (Internet of Things) by the year 2020. These things include not only computers, tablets and smartphones, but also wearables, consumer electronics and the vehicles we use. However, although this ...

  • New FleetMind White Paper Examines Internet of Things (IoT) for Smarter Waste Collection Services

    FleetMind Solutions today published an industry white paper entitled: “THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): Making Waste Collection Part of a Smarter Future”. This white paper looks at how waste management organizations are increasingly deploying IoT systems to monitor waste, vehicles, drivers and customers for smarter and more sustainable operations. “IoT is all about connecting and ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • MEPs must seize opportunity to create over 800,000 new jobs within Europe

    Over 800,000 new jobs could be created across the EU if MEPs in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote for both an ambitious recycling target and to strongly support the refurbishing and reusing sectors on Tuesday (24 January), said the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). ...

  • EU aluminium beverage can recycling hits 63%

    Aluminium drinks can recycling has increased to 63% across the EU27, data from the European Aluminium Association (EAA) has found. During the past two years, the recycling rate for aluminium cans has risen by 5.4%, going from 57.7% in 2006, to 61.8% in 2007 and reaching 63.1% in 2009. Germany recycles the most cans, with a rate of 96% by using the Green Dot scheme, which means the product ...

  • Aluminium can recycler Novelis drops prices

    Price reductions in the wider aluminium market have led aluminium can recycler Novelis to reduce its used beverage can prices by £50 per tonne as of Monday (23 February). Novelis suppliers were notified today that new prices would be £350 p/t for loose and whole and loose and flatten cans and £400 p/t for baled cans. Company national manager Andy Doran told MRW: “We monitor London Metal Exchange ...

  • SDK Group recycles 7.16m aluminum cans in FY2008

    Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) and its Group companies continued to perform their aluminum can recycling activities in fiscal 2008 (April 2008 - March 2009) as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, collecting approximately 7,160,000 cans: equivalent to around 116 tons of aluminum when converted at the rate of 16.2 grams of aluminum per can. The aluminum can recycling activities ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Novelis recycles record 39 billion cans

    Aluminium giant Novelis has broken a company record by recycling an estimated 39 billion aluminium drink cans in the past year. Through recycling the company has reduced the need for 530,000 tonnes of primary aluminium avoiding five million tonnes of greenhouse gases. Novelis president of global procurement and metal management Nick Madden said: “The GHGs avoided through our can recycling ...

  • UK recycles 52% of its aluminium beverage cans

    The UK recycled 52 per cent of its aluminium beverage cans in 2007, according to new research from the European Aluminium Association. Overall, the recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in Western Europe is now 61.8 per cent, an increase by 10 per cent compared to the year 2005. The EAA reviewed the aluminium beverage can recycling rates of 27 European Union countries. The UK features low ...

  • Companies Can Reduce Costs by Recycling Polystyrene

    Polystyrene is often overlooked as a recyclable material unlike glass, cans and paper. It is often thrown into the bin or works skip and taken away to landfill. This no longer has to be the case as Taylor Products Ltd of Cardiff in partnership with Purex International Ltd have developed the Styromelt Polystyrene Densifier to help recycle this problematic waste material. Thousands of tonnes of ...


  • Recycling at work can make `ECO`nomic sense

    The Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) will hold a free workshop to teach all types of businesses including retail, manufacturing, front offices, warehouses and restaurants how they can minimize their carbon footprint by implementing recycling programs. The workshop that is made possible through a grant from International Paper will be held on May 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the ...

  • Alcoa Launches Aluminum Can Recycling App for iPhone

    Free Download Helps Consumers Find Recycling Centers, Track Results and “Aluminate™” Photos PITTSBURGH - Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today the launch of a free, user-friendly iPhone application compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that will make it fun and easy for consumers to recycle aluminum cans. The new app – called AluminateTM – will help consumers find ...


    By Alcoa Recycling

  • Recycling industry can boost the European economy

    Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the recycling industry in the context of building a 'green economy', a major European policy objective. ...

  • From Filter to Fridge, GE Can Recycle it All

    (NYSE:GE) GE Appliances & Lighting is once again leading the way with the announcement of its new refrigeration water filter recycling program, the first of its kind among appliance manufacturers. ...


    By General Electric

  • `Ground-breaking` trials show carpet can be recycled

    Recycling specialist Axion Consulting has discovered polypropylene carpets can be recycled into good quality polymer pellet for injection moulding. Trials to investigate recycling options for post-consumer carpets and possible new end-use markets for polypropylene products made from recovered material were initiated by ...

  • Alu can LCA published: Recycling is key to sustainability

    PE Americas has recently completed “one of the most comprehensive and transparent life-cycle analyses (LCA) ever conducted by an industry group for the Aluminum Association.” The independent study of aluminum cans was undertaken in part to respond to Walmart’s packaging scorecard, which calls for its suppliers in all sectors to reduce their carbon footprint.  The results ...


    By thinkstep

  • U.S. Aluminum Can Recycling Reached 57.4 percent in 2009 - Highest recycling rate and recycled content of any beverage container

    WASHINGTON - The Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today announced the 2009 Used Beverage Container (UBC) recycling rate at 57.4 percent. This is the highest recycling rate of any beverage container in the United States. In 2009, Americans and the aluminum industry recycled nearly 55.5 billion aluminum cans, ...

  • US cities recycle over 190m aluminum cans during national challenge

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors, Novelis Inc. and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) have announced the winners in the fourth annual Cans for Cash: City Recycling Challenge at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 76th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. To encourage recycling, the program challenges like-sized cities to compete against each other in aluminum can collection for monetary awards. During ...


    By Novelis Inc.

  • Aluminum Can Recycling Rate Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Decade

    The U.S. recycling rate for aluminum beverage cans has reached its highest level in a decade, with 58.1% of all cans recycled last year—a rate that is nearly than double that of any other beverage container, the Aluminum Association, Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced today. Nearly 56 billion aluminum cans were recycled in 2010, ...


    By PRWeb

  • US aluminium industry to recycle 75% of all cans by 2015

    The Aluminum Association has announced an industry wide effort to increase the industry’s recycling rate for used aluminum beverage containers to 75% by 2015.  Today, the aluminum industry recovers approximately 54% of the aluminum containers produced in the US. While aluminum cans are already the most widely recycled beverage container in the country, each year Americans still discard ...


    By The Aluminum Association

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