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BIR CONVENTION: Healthy debate

International Recycling News, Conferences & Events, Paper 5/26/2015

The changing nature of global recovered fiber flows does not stop one papermaker from requesting a trade barrier.

BIR CONVENTION: Climbing back up

Ferrous, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events, Metallics 5/26/2015

A price slump notwithstanding, the global demand for steel and ferrous scrap is poised to remain healthy.

Toronto expands curbside recycling program

Municipal Recycling, International Recycling News, Plastics 5/26/2015

City officials say they expect to collect an additional 3,500 metric tons of plastic film annually.

Plastics group releases video on plastics-to-fuel technologies


The ACC’s Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance seeks regulatory updates to allow an increase in access to the technologies.

ISRI releases study on the economics of recycling

Ferrous, Nonferrous, Certification, Metallics 5/26/2015

The recycling industry generates more than $105 billion in economic activity annually, according to study.

Poll shows Scottish support for bottle and can deposit system

Municipal Recycling, International Recycling News 5/26/2015

Scotland’s 2009 Climate Change Act authorizes such a program and also facilitated the country’s successful plastic bag charge.

BIR CONVENTION: Taking responsibility

Electronics, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 5/26/2015

Representatives from two OEMs portray their companies’ efforts to manage sustainable end-of-life outcomes for their products.

New rules issued for H-2B visa workers

Legislation & Regulations 5/26/2015

Federal agencies collaborate to issue new wage methodology and an interim final rule.

BIR CONVENTION: Raising the floor

International Recycling News, Metallics 5/25/2015

Although stainless steel scrap prices have languished, conditions may soon be in place to produce a modest rally.

BIR CONVENTION: Upon closer inspection

Ferrous, Nonferrous, International Recycling News, Metallics 5/25/2015

India’s DGFT has modified its container inspection procedures, with pre-inspection agencies needing to re-register by June 8, 2015.

BIR CONVENTION: Unwelcome classification

Electronics, Legislation & Regulations, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 5/25/2015

Suggestions that scrap shipments should be accompanied by a chemical analysis could create an insurmountable barrier for many recyclers.

BIR CONVENTION: Requesting an encore

Nonferrous, International Recycling News, Conferences & Events 5/25/2015

The BIR’s Non-Ferrous Division president hopes the second Dubai convention will bring a market rebound, mimicking its 2009 predecessor.

ISRI elects three new directors to board

Conferences & Events, Metallics 5/25/2015

Association announces elections during its 2015 annual convention.

BIR CONVENTION: Worlds of opportunity

International Recycling News, Conferences & Events, Plastics 5/25/2015

Despite decades of growth, the plastic recycling sector still watches considerable amounts of plastic scrap head to landfills and incinerators.

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