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  • Privatization of waste hauling expands nationwide

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    There’s one thing we know – it is becoming more difficult for municipalities to manage and maintain their waste facilities and fleets in a cost-effective manner.

  • Municipalities’ interest in organic recycling grows

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    There is huge amount of interest in decreasing the amount of food that is wasted and also recycling or repurposing the food scraps that are generated. This interest spans across many sectors and types of organizations, but certainly includes municipalities. In fact, municipalities throughout the U.S. are making significant strides when it comes to organic recycling programs.

  • Carpet recycling increases much needed landfill space

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    Within the construction and demolition industry, carpet recycling remains top of mind for industry players. As such, states such as California, and organizations such as the Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE), are leading the charge in establishing carpet recycling programs that will lessen the affect carpeting discards have on the environment.

  • Hurricane damaged cars flood the market

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    As Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc throughout the Texas and Florida regions, they left a tremendous amount of destruction and debris in their wake – including nearly 1 million damaged or submerged cars, with Hurricane Harvey destroying between 300,000 to 500,000 vehicles and Hurricane Irma destroying another 200,000 to 400,000 vehicles.

  • The e-waste evolution rages onward

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    In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S and is now catching up to Europe. Since the early 2000s multiple acts have been passed in order to control the toxins that are released from the hazardous chemicals that e-waste produces.

  • Recyclability of electric vehicle batteries scrutinized

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    Faced with high energy costs, environmental concerns by consumers and government regulatory measures, the world’s leading automakers are embracing new technological advancements to make today’s vehicles more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before.

  • New Jersey becomes the latest to pass unsafe used tire law

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    As the resale and installation of unsafe tires is gaining momentum throughout the U.S., more and more state governors are signing legislation prohibiting the sale of unsafe used tires to motorists.

  • The evolving waste-to-energy sector

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    Here’s one thing we know: Waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives continue to take hold in North America and are beginning to catch up to what is common in Europe.

  • Trends to watch in the solid waste industry

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    In the past several years, the solid waste industry has witnessed important changes in the business practices of the industry that is continuing to have a profound effect on the status of the solid waste industry.

  • Technology advances in the waste and recycling industries

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    Here’s one thing we know: Waste-to-energy (WTE) initiatives continue to take hold in North America and are beginning to catch up to what is common in Europe.

  • EPA rollbacks and what they mean

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    Renewable energy technologies offer a tantalizing promise: clean, abundant energy gathered from continuously self-renewing resources. Conventional energy sources based on oil, coal and natural gas have proven to be highly effective drivers of economic progress, but at the same time, they are reported as damaging to the environment and human health.

  • Making inroads with tire pyrolysis

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    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

  • Future challenges for auto recycling processes

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    As the automotive manufacturing industry continually advances, so too do the types of materials being used in the construction of vehicles.

  • The challenge of legislating e-waste recycling

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    E-waste is a growing issue in the U.S. As the volume of electronics and cordless devices increases, so does the amount of e-waste.

  • Paper recycling: To sort or not to sort

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    Commingling or single stream recycling is taking the nation by storm as more and more municipalities establish a streamlined system in which all recyclables, including plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum and newspaper are put into a single cart for recycling.

  • Landfill usage and its impact on the industry

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    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, waste material collection – specifically of refuse and recycling materials – is the fifth most dangerous job in the country, and incidents involving the transportation of waste are the cause of 40 percent of the injuries and fatalities.

  • Ongoing safety initiatives in the waste and recycling arena

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    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, waste material collection – specifically of refuse and recycling materials – is the fifth most dangerous job in the country, and incidents involving the transportation of waste are the cause of 40 percent of the injuries and fatalities.

  • Globalization of auto sales impacts U.S. recyclers

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    During 2016, the automotive scrap metal market was extremely volatile. The year ended on an upswing however, with the average crushed auto body price climbing to the highest mark during the 12 month period, settling at roughly $160 (average) in December 2016.

  • Recycled metals market: Making a comeback

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    The recycled metals market is seeing the first signs of improvement in months, thanks in part to more and more people becoming optimistic that the economy and the infrastructure changes being proposed by the new Trump administration will have a big impact on the metal markets.

  • Recycled copper and brass markets are improving

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    During the past few years, the increased use of copper for innovative strategies combined with a strong growth in emerging economies, has resulted in significantly higher copper demand.