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Closed Loop invests in aluminum-hydrogen tech

Published: January 2, 2024
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Closed Loop invested in a technology that can take aluminum scrap from any source and turn it into a manufacturing precursor material and energy. | John New/Shutterstock

Closed Loop Partners invested in a company that uses contaminated aluminum to create hydrogen fuel and a raw material used to manufacture aluminum.  Continue Reading

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Group updates on UBC-sorting robot’s success

Published: December 12, 2023
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A robot funded by the aluminum industry successfully picked an average of 1,565 UBCs per day, an analysis found. | EWY Media/Shutterstock

A recycling robot installed at a California MRF has recovered an average of 1,565 UBCs per day since it was installed this summer, according to a metal can industry group. 

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which helped finance the installation of the EverestLabs robot at Caglia Environmental’s MRF, is now looking to deploy another unit at another MRF. 

“CMI plans to use the learnings from this successful initiative to support additional UBC capture equipment at MRFs, further enhancing the recycling industry’s efficiency,” according to a case study that was published today (Dec. 12). “CMI and EverestLabs are now looking to expand their partnership and are exploring placing a robotic system in another MRF.”

The robot installed at Caglia’s MRF in Fresno, Calif. received financing assistance from CMI members Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings. Those companies, which manufacture aluminum beverage cans, financed a two-year equipment lease for Caglia, which has agreed to share 50% of the revenue generated from the UBCs collected by the leased robot. 

The system was deployed on the MRF’s last chance line, where its picking priority is UBCs, followed by other containers.

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Closed Loop invests in aluminum-hydrogen tech

Published: January 2, 2024
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Closed Loop invested in a technology that can take aluminum scrap from any source and turn it into a manufacturing precursor material and energy. | John New/Shutterstock

Closed Loop Partners invested in a company that uses contaminated aluminum to create hydrogen fuel and a raw material used to manufacture aluminum.  Continue Reading

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Group updates on UBC-sorting robot’s success

Published: December 12, 2023
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A robot funded by the aluminum industry successfully picked an average of 1,565 UBCs per day, an analysis found. | EWY Media/Shutterstock

A recycling robot installed at a California MRF has recovered an average of 1,565 UBCs per day since it was installed this summer, according to a metal can industry group. 

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), which helped finance the installation of the EverestLabs robot at Caglia Environmental’s MRF, is now looking to deploy another unit at another MRF. 

“CMI plans to use the learnings from this successful initiative to support additional UBC capture equipment at MRFs, further enhancing the recycling industry’s efficiency,” according to a case study that was published today (Dec. 12). “CMI and EverestLabs are now looking to expand their partnership and are exploring placing a robotic system in another MRF.”

The robot installed at Caglia’s MRF in Fresno, Calif. received financing assistance from CMI members Ardagh Metal Packaging and Crown Holdings. Those companies, which manufacture aluminum beverage cans, financed a two-year equipment lease for Caglia, which has agreed to share 50% of the revenue generated from the UBCs collected by the leased robot. 

The system was deployed on the MRF’s last chance line, where its picking priority is UBCs, followed by other containers.

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Recycling industry makes announcements at COP28

Published: December 12, 2023
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Organics compost collection bin filled with scrap food.

Recycling industry players used the backdrop of the United Nations COP28 to make announcements. | Thomas Holt/Shutterstock

With leaders from around the world gathered to discuss climate change and action at COP28, the recycling industry is chiming in with its expertise and new goals.  Continue Reading

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Recycling takeaways from a trio of recent studies

Published: June 20, 2023
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Two container companies saw progress on their recycled content goals. Meanwhile, consumer advocates urged San Francisco to reinstate a retailer collection obligation. | Pjhpix/Shutterstock

Crown Holdings and O-I Glass recently released sustainability reports, and a bottle deposit pilot in California racked up more expenses than deposits, according to a watchdog report. Continue Reading

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Updates from the aluminum recycling sector

Published: May 15, 2023
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Empty aluminum beverage cans arranged in rows.

Big moves are taking place in the world of aluminum recycling. | Anmbph/Shutterstock

After a year of high inflation and geopolitical turmoil, Novelis boosted its use of recycled material as part of its strategy to control costs. In addition, Arconic was acquired by a private equity group. Continue Reading

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Aluminum industry unveils climate, spending news

Published: April 24, 2023
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The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) seeks to grow the UBC recycling rate to 90% by 2050. | Ji Jinn/Shutterstock

In endorsing a strategy to reduce greenhouse gases and limit global warming, aluminum producers say boosting UBC recycling rates will play a central role. Meanwhile, Novelis, the largest UBC recycling company in North America, provided updated details on its “green bond” spending. Continue Reading

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ISRI recap: Exporters continue to face uncertainty

Published: April 24, 2023
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A session at the ISRI Convention in Nashville, Tenn. featured (from left) moderator Jacqueline Lotzkar, Zhang Lin and Robin Cai. | Dan Leif/Resource Recycling

Last week’s Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Convention put a focus on two issues critical to the global side of the sector: the state of recycling in China and efforts to enhance shipping protocols. Continue Reading

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