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Why UBC prices are up 70% year-over-year

Published: September 14, 2021
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Several factors are contributing to price increases within the wider aluminum market. | Darrenp / Shutterstock

A year ago, some aluminum end markets were slowing purchases of the material. But demand has steadily increased throughout 2021, bringing welcome pricing for the municipal recycling sector.
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REMADE funds 24 more research projects

Published: March 9, 2021
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The REMADE Institute issued funding to projects exploring a variety of recycling technologies. | Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock

A federal initiative focused on energy efficiency in U.S. manufacturing recently selected two dozen recycling projects to support. A majority of the projects are related to plastics recycling, but others target fiber, metals and more.

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Battery processors lay out latest moves

Published: February 22, 2021
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Aqua Metals, a lead-acid battery recycling technology company, is moving into the lithium-ion battery recycling business. | showcake/Shutterstock

A battery recycling company goes public, North American collection numbers are released, and a lead-acid battery recycling technology company moves into the lithium-ion realm. Those announcements were made around National Battery Day last Thursday.

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UBC end user to boost use of recycled metals

Published: February 16, 2021
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Constellium is among the largest consumers of used beverage cans in the world. Huguette Roe / Shutterstock

Constellium, which runs a major recycling operation in Alabama, will borrow funds for a number of sustainability projects, including efforts that will significantly increase the amount of recycled aluminum the company consumes.

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Deodorant in recyclable metal packaging? It’s on the way

Published: October 13, 2020
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Various samples of Vertiy's packaging.

Because they are made out of recyclable aluminum and stainless steel materials, the Verity packaging options are widely curbside recyclable. | Courtesy of Verity.

Verity, a startup making packaging for personal care products, is producing curbside-recyclable aluminum options in lieu of hard-to-recycle plastic.

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