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Mississippi Business Journal (07/24/14)

Polyvulc USA, an injection-molding company that recycles plastics into pier pads, has retained Heritage Equity Partners to seek an immediate sale of the Vicksburg, Miss.-based company and its subsidiaries, Polyvulc Tire Recycling, a tire s...
Vancouver Sun (Canada) (07/24/14) Pynn, Larry

Two recycling organizations are collaborating to lease a renovated, 30,000-square-foot city-owned industrial site in Vancouver, Canada. The nonprofit United We Can is a beverage-container recycler, while the for-profit Green Recycli...
Reno Gazette-Journal (07/24/14) Sain, Aurora

Electronics recycler Zloop announced plans to establish its West Coast operations in Fernley, Nev. Zloop president Bob LaBarge says Fernley was chosen because of an impressive incentives package from the Northern Nevada Development A...

Featured Story


The Next Iron Age

Thirteen years ago, U.S. direct-reduced iron production came crashing to a halt. Now it’s back, with up to 12 million mt of production capacity coming online by 2020. Is this revival a game-changer for the U.S. and global steel industries, and what does that mean for ferrous scrap?

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ISRI Blog

  • Retaining Employees through Good Management

    In the scrap metal business, managers are only as good as their employees. In the past, employers could count on their employees to stay loyal to the business for the lifetime of their career.
  • EPA Releases New CRT Rule, Tightening Exports for Reuse

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its revised export provisions for cathode ray tubes (CRT). The original rule was finalized July 28, 2006 (71 FR 42928), which conditionally excluded CRTs from solid waste so long as conditions were met.
  • New Study Highlights a Need for State Metal Theft Data

    Over the past few years, reports of scrap metal theft have become common in both the local and national news. Insurance companies, law enforcement officials and industry watchdogs have called scrap metal theft—including the theft of copper, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel and scrap iron—one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States.
 

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