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Brazil recycles 98.2% of its aluminium can production, equivalent to 14.7 billion beverage cans per year, ranking first in the world, more than Japan’s 82.5% recovery rate. Brazil has topped the aluminium can recycling charts eight years in a row.

The Meek Shall Donate a Massive Inheritance

The Meek Shall Donate a Massive Inheritance

It’s pretty impressive when you scan the recycling efforts across the country. Dart Container Corp. has recently opened three new drop-off locations for expanded polystyrene products in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Idaho. That makes more than 40 that Dart has opened among the hundreds of others across the country. Momentum Recycling

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

Magnets, Electromagnets, and Eddy Current Separators

Recycling is not an easy thing to do, and its difficulties increase with scale. For large communities and cities, industrial scale recycling operations are required. This further requires the adoption of industrial methods utilizing specialized machinery that can extract specific materials from the wastestream with sufficient capacity to manage incoming

Data Is the Missing Link in Municipal Waste Management

Data Is the Missing Link in Municipal Waste Management

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Today’s on-demand culture places pressure on businesses to deliver better services in less time, and for fewer dollars. While this is nothing new to the private sector, increasingly public services are being asked to do the same. Governments are responding by developing smart solutions that integrate

EU Should Hold Onto 2030 Recycling Targets, Despite German Opposition

EU Should Hold Onto 2030 Recycling Targets, Despite German Opposition

EU Environmental groups have written to European environment ministers to urge they retain ambitious 2030 recycling targets for member states, despite reports that Germany is opposed to any targets being set.

The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) currently includes a 65% recycling target for all member states by 2030. Despite

EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Awareness

EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Awareness

Silver Spring, MD –The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to

EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Awareness

EREF and SWANA to Collaborate on Research, Education, and Awareness

Silver Spring, MD –The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines the intent to conduct various collaborative efforts, including: data aggregation and similar applied research efforts of mutual interest, joint fundraising activities to

Facts on Glass Recycling

Facts on Glass Recycling

Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

Does Glass Recycling Still Make Sense?

Recyclers typically do not want glass for several reasons. First, the market for recycled glass is poor to non-existent in most parts of the country. Second, glass breakage and cross contamination at material recovery facilities leads to increased processing costs and increased contamination of other recyclable materials, thus lowering the

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