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Sonoco upgrades machines, Novelis breaks ground

Published: October 10, 2022
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Aluminum rolls at manufacturer

Sonoco and Novelis are both looking to the future, the former by installing a URB line and the latter by increasing its aluminum capacity. | Pepe Baeza/Shutterstock

Two major end users of recycled materials – one in paper, one in aluminum – recently announced milestones in their upgrade efforts.
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E-scrap professionals share knowledge with wider industry

Published: September 27, 2022
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A session at the E-Scrap Conference featured evTerra’s Jeff Gloyd, left, and Chris Kaasmann of GreenChip. | Big Wave Productions/Resource Recycling, Inc.

When a lithium-ion battery fire breaks out in a recycling facility, the brain’s emotional centers often lead employees to grab extinguishers filled with fire suppression chemicals, but what they actually need is water.

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Steel Dynamics to build $2.2B aluminum recycling complex

Published: July 26, 2022
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Aluminum beverage cans for recycling.

A $2.2 billion investment will bring aluminum recycling facilities to the Southwestern and Southeastern United States and north-central Mexico. | Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock

A metals manufacturer is planning to build a massive aluminum flat rolled mill in North America to supply the automotive and packaging industries with recycled-content material.

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CMI report suggests national bottle bill, improved sortation

Published: July 19, 2022
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Empty aluminum beverage cans arranged in rows.

The Can Manufacturer’s Institute has offered data on the benefits of a national bottle deposit system. | anmbph/Shutterstock

Can manufacturers are focusing on container deposit programs, expanded access and better sortation to improve aluminum beverage can recycling rates.

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E-scrap processor plots fast expansion to supply smelter

Published: July 6, 2022
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View of the shredder inside the evTerra facility.

Electronics shredding operations are taking place at evTerra’s Atlanta facility, but several other facilities are in the works. | Courtesy of Igneo

Electronics recycling firm evTerra has plans to soon be running four plants across the U.S., part of a strategy to ensure a steady stream of material to the Igneo secondary smelter slated for Savannah, Ga.

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New research focuses on global metals recycling

Published: June 7, 2022
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Glencore's Mount Isa Mine seen from above.

A report said the world’s stock of raw elements is at risk of running out and called for industries to shift away from mining the Earth to mining old devices for needed material. | Cam Laird/Shutterstock

A study on global metals recycling identified feedstock reliability, technology limitations and product design choices as barriers to increasing recycled metal usage.

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Recycled aluminum demand spawns Southwest facility

Published: June 1, 2022
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Aluminum sheet at the production facility.

Ball Corporation will purchase an ownership stake in the aluminum can sheet rolling mill and recycling center planned by Manna Capital Partners. | Fotosr52/Shutterstock

Private investment firm Manna Capital Partners announced its plans to build and run an aluminum can sheet rolling mill and recycling center in Los Lunas, N.M.

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