U.K. aluminum recycler Alutrade is recovering 99% pure aluminum using the TOMRA X-TRACT, a new sensor-based sorting solution.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) released an update on its 2021 worker shortage white paper, to reflect changes in the labor market. SWANA also released a report assessing the viability of electricity and other alternative fuels for solid waste and recycling collection vehicles, including electricity, hydrogen fuel cells, compressed and renewable natural gas, ultra-low sulfur and renewable diesel. 

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) published its 2021 community impact report, which found a 51% diversion from landfill rate. 

Industrial scrap metal sorting and recycling company Sortera Alloys is expanding into a 200,000-square-foot processing facility in Markle, Ind. that will allow it to process 150 million pounds of scrap alloy annually.

Suntory released a 100% recycled content can for a limited run of Japanese malt ale.

WM plans to acquire a controlling interest in Avangard Innovative’s U.S. business, which will operate as Natura PCR and focus on the mechanical recycling of film and flexible plastics. It is expected to produce an estimated 400 million pounds per year of post-consumer resin in five years.