AI-powered sorting facility up and running in Virginia
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
3d ago
AMP Robotics Corp. (AMP) is using its technology to extract mixed recyclables and organic material from municipal solid waste (MSW) for further processing at a facility in Portsmouth, Virginia,owned by Recycling and Disposal Solutions of Virginia, Inc. (RDS).  This AI-powered MSW facility uses an AMP ONE system and is currently processing 150 tons per day of local MSW with over 90 percent uptime. According to the company, this level of reliability for mixed waste sorting systems at scale was not previously feasible economically. Designed to be co-located with landfills and transfer stati ..read more
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SPONSORED: Paradigm Software Revolutionizes Waste Management
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Waste & Recycling
3d ago
In 1999, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority faced a challenge.  Their existing scale software was proving to be more and more inadequate as operations became more complex and adequate tonnage reporting was proving to be extremely limited.  This resulted in ever increasing lines at the scales, making daily operations difficult for both employees & customers, along with the inability to produce meaningful tonnage reports, as operations became more complex with every increasing traffic volume at the scales. Recognizing the need for a better solution, they initiated the RFP process ..read more
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Belgium to host massive plastic recycling plant
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by Emily Atkins
3d ago
Freepoint Eco-Systems Belgium NV (Freepoint Eco-Systems) and North Sea Port have signed a long-term concession agreement for the development of Freepoint Eco-Systems’ first advanced recycling facility for plastics in Europe. The facility will be situated in the Kluizendok site on the left bank of Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, Belgium, within the port area of North Sea Port. Upon completion, the facility will operate as one of the largest plastic recycling facilities globally. Freepoint Eco-Systems aims to construct an ISCC-Plus Certified advanced recycling facility. The facility will recycle end-of-l ..read more
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WM buys Stericycle for US$7.2 billion
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
1w ago
Waste Management, Inc. is buying medical waste management specialist Stericycle for $7.2 billion.  WM president and CEO Jim Fish said the deal is intended to help WM round out its service offerings. The company said it expects the addition of Stericycle to expand its environmental service offerings. The acquisition of Stericycle adds assets in the medical waste and secure information destruction industries to WM’s environmental solutions. WM expects this business to deliver revenue growth beyond the solid waste business. This acquisition also a ..read more
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Lithion completes commercial plant near Montreal
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
1w ago
Lithion Technologies (Lithion) has finished building its first commercial critical mineral extraction plant, Lithion Saint-Bruno, located in St-Bruno-de-Montarville, near Montreal. The company is now in the commissioning phase. Lithion Saint-Bruno currently has a team of 20 and at full capacity, the plant will employ 60 people.  During the plant construction, Lithion signed multi-year battery feedstock agreements, and began receiving batteries. The first battery treatment steps, such as dismantling, have also started. The feedstock agreements involve local partners as well as large Canadi ..read more
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Squamish gets curbside battery recycling
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
1w ago
Call2Recycle and the District of Squamish in British Columbia are providing residents with battery recycling. This includes the launch of a series of battery recycling initiatives in the district, including British Columbia’s first curbside collection event, beginning on June 3. Squamish residents can recycle their household batteries (both single-use and rechargeable, up to 5 kg each) through Call2Recycle’s “Recycle Your Batteries, Canada!” curbside collection events, to be held during the weeks of June 3 and November 4. To participate, residents can simply gather their old household batterie ..read more
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Do you want to speak at CWRE 2024?
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
2w ago
We are looking for presentation proposals. If you are interested in speaking at CWRE 2024, which takes place November 5-7, 2024, in Toronto please send your presentation proposal to Emily Atkins, Editor of Waste & Recycling at emily@actualmedia.ca. We are looking for non-promotional, fresh and engaging content about recycling, waste management, regulations, circular economy, renewable energy, biomass, equipment trends, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and much more. Case studies are most welcome. Your proposal can be for a single person, or for a panel discussion. Sessions can b ..read more
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Recycled paint making a splash in Indonesia
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
2w ago
An Indonesian paint manufacturer has brought recycled paint to the market. Recycled paints from PT Mowilex Indonesia (Mowilex) reduce water use, save energy, and cut the carbon footprint of each new 2.5-litre pail of paint by up to 60%. To make Mowilex Recycled, the company starts with its own premium out-of-production colours and unused inventory that might be aged, dried or in dented cans. Rather than disposing of those paints, Mowilex evaluates, treats and repurposes them. The out-of-specification inventory gets reprocessed, creating new Mowilex Recycled paints that are manufactured to ..read more
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Mist cannons prevent dust spread during mall demolition
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by Waste & Recycling Staff
2w ago
Industrial mist cannons proved critical to the success of a recent mall demolition in Michigan. The Adamo Group brought in BossTek DustBoss cannons on a large mall demolition involving diverse materials and had zero dust emissions, no complaints and no costly violations.  Operating since 1964 and headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the Adamo Group has safely demolished and cleared projects across the region. The company is familiar with the wide variety of materials that can go into construction, and a good example of this was their recent demolition of the Eastland Shopping Center i ..read more
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Calgary receives funding to expand composting
Waste & Recycling Magazine
by Emily Atkins
2w ago
The City of Calgary has received commitments of $33.7 million to expand its municipal composting facility. The project is getting $23 million through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’s (FCM) Green Municipal Fund and $10.7 million through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Low Carbon Economy Fund, for a total investment of $33.7 million. Green Cart Composting Process Small Image The expansion will increase the composting facility’s capacity to process food and yard waste from 100,000 tonnes per year to 160,000, extending the life of the city’s landfill and reducing greenhou ..read more
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