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June 4, 2014

Patent No. 8,733,682, which describes a shredder of scrap materials, was awarded to Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, which is headquartered in Spittal an der Drau, Austria.

A method of tracking recycling rollcarts and bins via RFID technology is the subject of Patent No. 8,738,423, awarded to Armonk, New York's International Business Machines Corporation.

Patent No. 8,735,457 was given to the Columbia Insurance Company, of Omaha, Nebraska, describes different methods and compositions of recycled PET resin.

A method of recycling magnets containing rare earths is the subject of Patent No. 8,734,714 awarded to the U.K.'s University of Birmingham.

TOMRA Systems, headquartered in Asker, Norway, was awarded Patent Application No. 20140147005, which concerns a method and apparatus of preventing fraud in reverse vending machines.

Nottingham, England's Chinook End-Stage Recycling Limited was given Patent Application No. 20140144043 which describes a method of processing solid waste via pyrolysis.

Jerry and Kathy Brownstein, from Issaquah, Washington, were given Patent Application No. 20140137738 which concerns a method of making air filters from post-consumer PET scrap.

A method of processing PET scrap with low impurity levels was given to two researchers from SABIC Innovative Plastics based in Evansville, Indiana and awarded Patent Application No. 20140148514.

Patent Application No. 20140147207 was given to West Jefferson, Ohio-based R. L. Parsons and Son Equipment Company, Inc. for a method of recovering and recycling roadway shoulder material.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database online.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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