Metro Metals Northwest, a Portland, Ore., scrap metal recycling firm, has announced that it is combining its business with All Recycling Inc., a Denver-based scrap metal recycler. Metro Metals was formed in 1997 by three competitors, Metro Metals NW, Cliff Koppe Metals Inc. and Mt
Metro Metals Northwest, All Recycling Combine Businesses
Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman & Son , headquartered in Owego, N.Y., has discontinued its planned acquisition of Brenner Recycling Inc. , Hazelton, Pa
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Upstate Shredding Breaks off Negotiations to Acquire Brenner Recycling
Axion International , New Providence, N.J., has announced plans to double production capacity for its line of recycled structural composites products, notably the company’s industrial products and railroad ties made from 100 percent recycled plastic.
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Axion International Announces Expansion Plans
The Recycling Today Media Group, based in Cleveland, Ohio, in conjunction with Pira International, based in Surrey, U.K., has announced Barcelona as the host city for Paper Recycling Conference Europe 2011 . The event will take place Nov.
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Barcelona Serves as Host of Paper Recycling Conference Europe 2011
A group of eight companies have united to form the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) with a goal of forming a technical coalition to increase cost-effective plastics recycling solutions in the health care industry. HPRC members include Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Cardinal Health; Engineered Plastics; DuPont; Hospira; Johnson & Johnson; Kimberly Clark; and Waste Management Inc. The HPRC says its focus will be on identifying the barriers to increasing the recycling of plastics used in the health care industry and developing solutions through the whole value chain, including product design and manufacturing through product use, disposal and recycling.
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New Plastics Recycling Group Targets Health Care Industry
The Shredding Alliance (TSA) , Sheffield, U.K., has secured a partnership with Robert Horne Group’s (RHG’s) closed-loop paper recycling service called Yoyo. RHG is a supplier of paper, board and plastics that operates throughout the United Kingdom.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the launch of an initiative that it hopes will sharply increase the amount of electronics collected for recycling. The CEA says that the goal of the initiative is to recycle one billion pounds of electronics per year by 2016, which would triple the volume of electronics collected for recycling in 2010. The initiative is being called the eCycling Leadership Initiative
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Consumer Electronics Association Introduces eCycling Leadership Initiative
The private equity firm First Reserve Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Metallum Holdings S.A., a Europe-based metal refining and recycling company.
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Private Equity Firm Acquiring Metallum Holding
Ing. Bonfiglioli s.P.a., a manufacturer of balers, shears, and shredders based in Bologna, Italy, reports being pleased with its experience as a first-time exhibitor at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.
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Bonfiglioli Pleased with ISRI Appearance
The board of directors for Wausau Paper, headquartered in Mosinee, Wis., has approved plans to expand the company’s tissue and towel production capabilities in response to growing demand for environmentally friendly products.
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Wausau Paper Announces Plan to Add Paper Machine at Kentucky Converting Facility