Industry News

Los Angeles Times (07/10/14) Barboza, Tony

Exide Technologies has been granted another chance to demonstrate it can operate its battery recycling plant in Vernon, Calif., without putting nearby residents at risk. On July 10, the South Coast Air Quality Management District appro...
Rock Hill Herald (SC) (07/09/14) Douglas, Anna

Pratt Industries, a paper and packaging recycling company, held a grand opening on July 10 at its 72,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, S.C. In June, the city started taking recyclables to the new facility rather than to Sonoco...
Reno Gazette-Journal (07/08/14) Trout, Keith

Electronics recycling firm Zloop wants to expand into Fernley, Nev., and anticipates that several incentives will be approved later in July. The Lyon County Board of Commissioners recently approved a letter of acknowledgement regardi...

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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?



  • 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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