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Mississauga, Ontario-based Attar Metals Inc. reportedly has filed a lawsuit against a property development company that acquired a former General Motors (GM) plant and that contracted with Attar Metals to share scrap metal and other revenue. more

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Canada-based Pyrowave, a developer of catalytic microwave depolymerization technology for plastics, has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition to purchase equipment to allow for in-house processing of polystyrene (PS). more

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Two plants in Canada will acquire equipment, including a recycled polyethylene terephthalate film manufacturing line at Cascades Inopak. more

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The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) says its Recycle Everywhere program has helped the recovery rate of empty beverage containers in the Canadian province of Manitoba reach 70 percent by the end of 2016. more

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Canada’s national consumer battery recycling stewardship organization, Call2Recycle Canada, based in Toronto, has announced the culmination of two programs that collected 4,118 kilograms (9,078 pounds) of batteries. more

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Teknor Apex Co. says its custom compounding expertise has enabled U.K.-based Gumdrop Ltd. to advance its program to divert chewing gum from landfill by converting it into a raw material for thermoplastic elastomer. more

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) says it distributed four awards and three honorable mentions Sept. 20 to companies that have made substantial contributions to recycling more

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The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) and the Waste and Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ) announced the creation of a trans-Pacific Collaboration Alliance via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both organizations. more

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Packaging and label maker LPS Industries, Moonachie, New Jersey, says the numerous types of flexible packaging required to protect and market food, beverages and other products likely will require several different diversion options to keep the mater more

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Data from Resource Recycling Systems and Moore Recycling Associates' study are relevant to green marketing claims, according to the American Chemistry Council. more

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The I Want To Be Recycled campaign, a national initiative between Keep America Beautiful, Stamford, Connecticut, and the Ad Council, with offices in New York City and in Washington, have announced a new partnership with Best Buy. more

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“Demystifying MSW Recycling Rates” identifies the differences between local versus national recovery rates. more

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The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Washington, says increasing supply and enhancing the quality of the plastics recycling stream are two primary goals of an updated resource guide the association just released. more

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The Recycled Orchestra performed at the Vancouver Playhouse Sunday, May 29, as part of the Musical Bridges Spring Benefit Concert organized by Instruments Beyond Borders. more

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Leaders from the global plastics industry have announced that approximately 260 projects are planned, underway or completed as part of the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter. more

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As of April 1, 2016, the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA), Silver Spring, Maryland, says membership enrollment surpassed its goal for the end of fiscal year 2016, and reached its highest levels ever. more

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New research reveals that on-pack messaging plays an important role in driving recycling. more

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