Russia is both spacious and rich in resources, two circumstances that probably have helped stifle the development of its electronics recycling sector.
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World Recycling Forum: Forward Thinking
As metals prices have tripled in value (or more) in the past several years, shredding plant operators have turned to equipment suppliers to help them ensure that no metal is discarded as auto shredder residue (ASR). Darrell Milton of equipment maker Eriez, Erie, Pa., speaking at a session of the World Recycling Forum, held in Hong Kong in mid-November, outlined how metals recovery and separation systems have evolved in the past two decades. Milton said that drum magnets stand first in line behind an auto shredder to pull out the ferrous pieces and thus “handle 75 percent of the saleable product [by volume]” that is produced by a shredder
World Recycling Forum: No Metal Left Behind
Posted on November 18th, 2011 No comments
Although China’s government and customs officers have been shoring up their defenses to prevent obsolete computers and television sets from being imported, an exception is being made for end-of-life vehicles. At a session at the World Recycling Forum, held in Hong Kong in mid-November, Scott Horne, general counsel of ISRI (the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc.), said a Chinese government official in Beijing had conveyed to him that shredder operators in China’s Jiangsu province had been granted permission to import flattened auto hulks. The policy change was confirmed by scrap recycler and equipment manufacturer Scott Newell of The Shredder Co., Canutillo, Texas, and scrap recycler Michel Dubois of Luxembourg-based Recylux Group, each of whom told attendees they had seen evidence of the new policy.
World Recycling Forum: Incredible Hulks
Posted on March 22nd, 2011 No comments
The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has invited Haiyan Wang, an adjunct professor of Strategy at INSEAD, a top global graduate business school, to speak at its upcoming General Assembly during the association’s 2011 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition, May 22-25 in Singapore. Haiyan Wang Along with being an adjunct professor, Wang, is concurrently the managing partner of China India Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting organization that focuses on creating global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India.
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BIR Announces Speaker for its Spring Conference General Assembly