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Industry Announcements


Resource Recycling highlights the latest announcements from industry companies and organizations. If your business or group has a development to share, email [email protected].

Recycling industry announcements

October 2017

Keep America Beautiful and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have partnered to produce a guide helping convenience stores encourage recycling and manage their trash.

Muncie Power Products has hired Damon Elmore as its senior executive director of people strategy and general counsel.

New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management (NYRWM) has appointed Jose Maldonado as its senior counsel for compliance and diversity.

Republic Services has announced its economic impact in Oregon totals $99 million, according to a recently released study.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Jeffrey Murray as its president for the 2018 fiscal year.

Erema has held its Discovery Day event, a circular economy-focused meeting, for the first time in North America.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors in November will consider a contaminated-paper-related amendment to ISRI’s scrap specifications for inbound curbside recyclables for MRFs.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems and Ecolocap held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 13 for the new BioART system, which processes food scraps into fertilizers, animal feed or biomass in the form of powder or pellets.

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has named FCC’s Dallas MRF the best recycling facility of the year.

Aluminum recycling and rolling company Novelis has released its 2017 sustainability report.

Pratt Recycling and the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) unveiled the winning posters from last year’s “Don’t Litter, Recycle” contest in Staten Island schools.

The ReWall Company will double its manufacturing capacity of roofing products and other construction materials made from recycled cartons.

Automated covering systems provider Roll-Rite announced John Birden, founder of Automatic Load Cover, LLC, retired effective Sept. 22.

Consumer goods company SC Johnson announced that it expects to send zero manufacturing waste to landfills ahead of its 2021 goal.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has launched a new online testing platform allowing solid waste professionals to take certification exams remotely.

Bulk Handling Systems has released a video series detailing key factors customers often consider when looking to invest in a materials recovery facility.

ECO Green Equipment has hired two new sales representatives, Keld Andersen and Ziboneni Godongwana.

Enevo, a sensor manufacturer and waste analytics company, has expanded into providing full management of waste and recycling services.

Machinex Group has appointed Chris Hawn as CEO of Machinex Technologies, its U.S. division.

The Northeast Recycling Council has convened a glass committee to discuss and promote greater glass diversion.

Organix Solutions has received a patent for its organics co-collection program, which allows a single vehicle to collect both organics and municipal solid waste in a single trip.

Recleim has opened an appliance recycling facility in Ohio.

TerraCycle has received a green/sustainable business achievement award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

September 2017

Bulk Handling Systems has been selected by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County to provide a new mixed-waste MRF to process dry commercial waste, commercial MSW, multi-family MSW and single-stream recyclables.

Communications, media and automotive services company Cox Enterprises announced that it has recycled more than 100,000 tons of material since 2013.

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) have agreed to join efforts on quantifying and combatting food waste in K-12 schools.

The board of directors of FCC Group has named Pablo Colio as CEO, replacing Carlos M. Jarque, who will continue to serve on the board.

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) has released Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE), a new brand identity for its zero waste rating system.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released its sixth-annual Scrap Yearbook. In addition, at its fall board meeting in November, the ISRI Board of Directors will consider reclassifying “clean, dry double-polycoat food packages” in its scrap specifications.

McDonald’s has become a national sponsor of the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Great American Cleanup. Additionally, KAB will receive funding because it received the most points during More Recycling’s Spread It Forward campaign.

The National Association for PET Container Resources’ (NAPCOR) has unveiled a new website with improved navigation and functionality.

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Board of Directors has elected its fiscal year 2017 leadership team.

Sims Metal Management, parent company for Sims Municipal Recycling, is celebrating 100 years in the recycling business.

Wenck, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm that does work in solid waste and recycling, has opened an office in Denver.

ZenRobotics, which provides robot sortation equipment for the C&D space, has added capabilities for sorting different-colored bags of source-separated MSW.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. has acquired Javelin Manufacturing, a Fort Wayne, Ind. company that makes eddy current separators and other equipment.

The Recycling Partnership has released a social media kit to help programs with outreach throughout the year.

Tomra announced that it has installed its 500th T-90 reverse vending machine for redeeming and collecting beverage containers.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) re-elected David Borsuk of Sadoff Iron & Metal Co. and Colin Kelly of Schnitzer Steel Industries to its board, and it elected a new board member, Adam Dumes of Cohen Recycling. In addition, ISRI announced that it has teamed up with law enforcement to fight scrap materials theft.

More Recycling will run its Spread It Forward Campaign, which increases awareness about new recycling educational tools, until 3 p.m. Eastern time on Sept. 8. Participants will earn points for a recycling organization of their choice, and the organization with the most points will receive funding.

The US Composting Council will be accepting nominations for its annual composting awards from now until Oct. 1.

Bunting Magnetics has appointed Barry Voorhees as its product manager for its metal detection line.

Recycling equipment company Machinex has hired Ian Smith as its business development manager for the UK.

August 2017

Keep America Beautiful has announced the launch of the seventh annual Recycle-Bowl, a nationwide school-based recycling competition.

Appliance recycling company Recleim has purchased a Philadelphia recycling facility from ARCA Advanced Processing.

The Solid Waste Association of North America has announced the winners of its 2017 Excellence Awards.

Columbia Sportswear has rolled out its ReThreads clothing and footwear recycling program to more than 100 stores across the country.

The National Recycling Coalition has awarded scholarships to four Minneapolis-area college students who are interested in recycling. The students will receive $1,500 to assist with college tuition, as well as admission to the Resource Recycling Conference.

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) has published keynote presentations delivered at its 2017 Product Stewardship Forum. The keynotes were by John Coyne of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance and Scott Cassel of PSI.

The Recycling Partnership is making a bid to present at the South by Southwest conference scheduled for next March in Austin, Texas.

Waste Management has opened its 100th natural gas fueling station, located in Oklahoma City.

American Disposal Services has awarded scholarship funds to three students in the hauler’s Virginia service area.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has announced it is accepting nominations for its annual Plastics Recycling Showcase, which highlights industry innovations with a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling.

GLR Advanced Recycling has sold two paper processing plants in recent months in a shift away from processing curbside material and toward the automobile recycling business.

Rumpke has opened a $625,000 recycling transfer station in Medora, Ind. totaling 5,540 square feet.

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