There’s a Will, Here’s the Way

| The European Parliament is the lawmaking branch for the institutions of the European Union (EU). There are currently 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The MEPs recently voted overwhelmingly to approve a complete ban on single-use plastics across the union. According to the BBC, the measure still faces some procedural obstacles, but it is ... READ MORE

Lights…Camera…MRF Summit!

| One of the more anticipated keynote presentations at this year’s WASTECON in Nashville, TN, was the MRF Summit. The high-powered panel included Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) executive director and CEO, David Biderman; Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) president, Robin Wiener; and the associate director of corporate research and development at ... READ MORE

SWANA Announces New Technical Policy for Measuring Recycling

| Promoting a Consistent Methodology to Use Across the Recycling Industry Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) International Board unanimously approved a new technical policy citing the need for entities to measure recycling progress and encouraging the development of a consistent methodology. Although the historic measure for recycling has been ... READ MORE

SWANA Unveils New WASTECON® Logo and 2019 Theme

| Updated Logo and “Pathway to Innovation” Theme to Debut in Phoenix, Arizona  During the final day of WASTECON 2018, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) largest conference helping solid waste leaders plan a sustainable future for their communities, SWANA unveiled its updated conference logo and the new theme for the 2019 event. The ... READ MORE

CP Group Breaks Ground on Fiberight Facility

| HAMPDEN, MAINE (August 14, 2018) – Earlier this summer, CP Group broke ground on the installation of the advanced material recovery facility that will be the front-end system for Fiberight’s waste processing and refining facility. This site will feature Fiberight’s first full-scale operation of its biofuels and biogas processing systems. Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot ... READ MORE

TERRACYCLE ACQUIRES AIR CYCLE CORPORATION, A LEADER IN UNIVERSAL WASTE RECYCLING

| Marks First Acquisition in TerraCycle History TRENTON, N.J. – TerraCycle US Inc., a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, announced it has acquired Chicago-based Air Cycle Corporation, a leader in universal waste recycling that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal. “Adding Air Cycle to TerraCycle’s core ... READ MORE

TERRACYCLE ADDS MEDWASTE TO RECYCLING PROGRAMS

| Sharps become the latest difficult-to-recycle material the company will process TRENTON, N.J., (August 8, 2018) – Medical waste (in the form of used sharps) has become the latest difficult-to-recycle recycling program at TerraCycle, as the company continues to add waste streams to its product list.  Utilizing EPA-approved sterilization technology, the company has developed a system ... READ MORE

GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

| SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – – In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first of its kind in the United States and has been a ... READ MORE

A WASTECON Like No Other

| I’ve been making a list of the things I’d like to do in Nashville, TN, when I’m there for WASTECON 2018 this month. Of course I’d like to see the Grand Ole Opry. I like to wear black a lot so I want to visit the Johnny Cash Museum. Nelson’s Green Briar Distillery seems to ... READ MORE

Adapting MRFs to Technology

| As technology and automation such as optical sorters, robotics, and controls play a greater role in modern MRFs, it calls for a different skill set in those who manage them and work with them. ... READ MORE

LAKESHORE RECYCLING SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTS THE NATION’S FIRST SAMURAI™ SELF-AWARE SORTING ROBOT INTO ITS SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING CENTER

| The Machinex SamurAI™ technology will work in conjunction with LRS’ Machinex single-stream sorting line to quicken the process of sorting recyclable materials CHICAGO, June 27, 2018 – Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider, today announced the installation of the new Machinex SamurAI™ at its Heartland Recycling Center. Featuring a ... READ MORE

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