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Posts Tagged ‘Recycling’

KC Recycling Expands to Recycle All of Canada’s CRT Television Glass

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 novembre 2019

KC Recycling, the leading recycler in the Pacific Northwest for cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass from old televisions, lead-acid batteries, and electronic scrap, announces significant investments to add capacity for all of Canada’s scrap CRT glass. With the imminent closure of the smelter in Belladune, New Brunswick, KC Recycling’s investment will enable the CRT Glass in eastern Canada to continue being recycled after the closure.
CRT glass recycling is critical because it recycles the lead content into new products and eliminates an environmental hazard that could arise from inadequate disposal of lead. KC Recycling has been a leader in this process for many years, processing most of the glass generated in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. In order to expand capacity, the company is adding an additional shift to the production schedule, creating new jobs in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. It is also investing significant capital in production equipment to increase daily throughput. The investments include an automated conveyance and storage system at the KC Recycling facility in Trail, British Columbia.

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“Cloud Computing is Here. Cloud Recycling is Next”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 agosto 2019

The article describes the enormous amount of new technology being implemented to maintain cloud-based data, and the need for responsible recycling of the servers, processors and other data center equipment that is being replaced.In the article, ERI is described as one of the companies at the forefront of recycling such devices, and ERI’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, John Shegerian is quoted throughout. In his comments, Shegerian describes the “earthshaking” volumes of devices in need of processing and talks about ERI’s use of AI-driven robotics to help meet that need.“It’s an honor to once again be included as a resource for the Wall Street Journal and we applaud journalists like the Journal’s Rhiannon Hoyle who are following and reporting on these issues,” said Shegerian. “As the article notes, cloud servers typically have a lifespan of about three years, meaning that a huge amount of technology is about to make its way into the waste stream. Innovation is terrific and necessary, but is also one of the most significant factors in the enormous surge of e-waste that must be properly recycled from data protection and environmental standpoints.” ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people and the environment. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.

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EFR evaluates impact of EU Commission’s and Parliament’s Steel Action Plan on European recycling industry

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2013

English: Scrap metal merchant Part of a metals...

English: Scrap metal merchant Part of a metals recycling facility, featuring a skip full of very large computer monitor screens. The colours go together well to make a bright and attractive image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brussels, Today, the European Ferrous Recovery & Recycling Association EFR publishes the findings of its study on conflicting policies and initiatives up to, and including, the Steel Action Plan. Following the announcement by the EU Commission of a set of recommendations to revive the European steel industry in summer 2013, EFR commissioned France-based consultancy Laplace Conseil with the evaluation of the impact of those measures on the recycling industry.While fully supporting the Commission’s intention to foster a sustainable EU steel industry, EFR is nevertheless concerned that such measures, whilst ignoring current conflicting policies, might jeopardize the scrap collection, sorting and processing industry.“Export restrictions and high regulation costs on the EU scrap recycling industry will have a detrimental impact on EU’s employment, trade relations and environment,” warned EFR President Tom Bird. “Scrap collectors and processors, along with the EAF steel industry, enjoy a symbiotic relationship that needs to be nurtured, not put at risk by unintended consequences of new regulation.”The European scrap recycling industry provides economic as well as environmental benefits, employing 300.000 workers, and, together with the EAF sector, generating a trade surplus of 11 billion Euros. Compared to the BF/BOF sector, the EU’s EAF sector consumes 78% less energy and generates 85% less CO2. Proposals to restrict exports or impose additional monitoring burdens on scrap metal trade are particularly worrisome. Marcel Genet, Founder/Managing Director of Laplace Conseil and author of the report, comments: “The EU has a huge and growing scrap reservoir. There is no risk of scrap shortage that would justify export restrictions. Moreover, export restrictions will not increase domestic EAF steel industry output, since that is driven by domestic demand.”Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) and Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) producers are already facing very different regulatory costs, with the scrap-consuming EAF producers burdened with a higher regulatory cost per tonne of finished products. The EU scrap recycling industry fears that negative effects of existing regulations will remain unaddressed as policy makers turn to new scrap export restrictions, monitoring and regulations.

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New Campaign Gives Recycling a Push

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 luglio 2013

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recycling is probably the best-known, most mainstream green concept. However, despite being a staple of everyday parlance, we still recycle much less that we should.It may come to as a surprise to many, but in the United States, the country that produces most trash per capita in the world, only 35 percent of the total amount (250 million annual tons) is recycled, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This means that for every 4.4 pounds of trash produced by an average American every day, only 1.54 pounds is forwarded into a new cycle of usefulness. Perhaps such dismal figures have something to do with public awareness. The results of a recent research released by the Ad Council found that only 52 percent of Americans say that they are “very” or “extremely” knowledgeable about how to properly recycle. Another 38 percent say they are “avid recyclers,” recycling as much as possible and willing to go out of their way to do so. Respondents cited lack of information about where to recycle and what types of materials that can be recycled as two of the factors that stop them from recycling more

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