Low commodities prices and increasing contamination have forced materials recovery facilities in Great Britain to significantly increase charges to municipal partners, a survey shows.
Ann Arbor, Mich. has ended a MRF operation contract with ReCommunity over alleged safety and fire issues at the city’s recycling facility.
A newly opened materials recovery facility is employing a host of sortation technologies to separate curbside materials from households in one of America’s largest cities. Continue Reading
A nonprofit recycling operation in Minnesota has received nearly $10 million from the Closed Loop Fund and other investors.
The number of deaths among refuse and recyclable materials collectors went up last year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 33 people were killed in 2015.
Resource Management Companies (RMC) wasn’t chomping at the bit to get into the glass beneficiation business. It was more or less forced to by the realities of glass collections and markets.
A $1.5 million loan from the Closed Loop Fund enabled construction of a high-tech materials recovery facility in an area of the country that has been sorely lacking in processing capacity. The company receiving the funding is also notable for its “pure-play” recycling model.
How can recycling programs across the country efficiently recover glass and overcome challenges in the value chain? Several stakeholders delved into the issue at the Resource Recycling Conference.
A materials recovery facility in Seattle recently reopened with new sortation equipment, which is allowing for greater throughput and cleaner end products.