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Equipment upgrades drive greater UBC recovery

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Aluminum cans for recycling.

Recent research determined that in 2019, UBCs made up 12.5% of potential revenues in MRFs in bottle bill states and 33% of potential revenues in MRFs in non-bottle-bill states. | Graham Corney/Shutterstock

Robotics and additional eddy current separators are key to maximizing sortation of used beverage cans, according to MRF operators, researchers and other experts.

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Aluminum maker set to boost scrap consumption

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JW Aluminum Goose Creek site

An expansion at JW Aluminum’s Goose Creek, S.C. site will result in a significant uptick in the company’s scrap consumption. | Courtesy of JW Aluminum Company.

JW Aluminum Company says it will be increasing its annual intake of UBCs and other forms of recycled material by at least 100 million pounds when it finishes an expansion project in the Southeast U.S. next year.

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Aluminum recycling giant to spend $36M on upgrade

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The Novelis project will add aluminum recycling equipment, incorporate a new baghouse for controlling dust, and increase safety. | Image from Novelis video

Novelis, the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, will invest tens of millions of dollars expanding its recycling capabilities and improving safety at its Georgia plant.

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