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In This Issue:

The Hidden Hazards of Air Bags

As air bags in end-of-life vehicles proliferate, recyclers seek practical ways to reduce the explosive and environmental risks they can pose when they deploy unexpectedly. By Diana Mota

North American Shredder List

In the three years since Scrap last updated its list, the North American shredder market has grown 4 percent, for a net gain of 12 installations, with smaller systems gaining ground against larger ones.

Closing the Loop

Taiwan-based Wistron Corp. is setting a new standard for recycling plastics from end-of-life electronics at its third-party-certified Chinese facility and recovering metals from circuitboards in the United States. By Adam Minter

Four to Watch

Four technological trends—bring-your-own-device policies, kill switches, solid-state drives, and cloud-based computing—pose potential obstacles to the refurbishment and resale of certain used electronic products. By Ellen Ryan

Safety Series: Expect to Be Inspected

Would you know your rights and responsibilities if an OSHA inspector showed up unannounced? This advice from safety experts can help you prepare and protect your company. By Jim Parsons

Equipment Focus: Mobile Equipment Telematics

Telematics technology offers a host of benefits for owners of mobile equipment, helping them improve operating efficiency, keep up with maintenance, and address problems before they cause downtime. By Ken McEntee

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Hamilton Journal News (OH) (10/13/14) Seitz, Amanda

An increasing number of consumers are recycling their obsolete electronics, with a 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study estimating that more than 650,000 tons of electronics are recycled annually. "There’s a growing...
FoodBev.com (10/09/14) Weston, Shaun

The United States had a PET recycling rate of 31.2 percent in 2013, up from 30.8 percent in 2012, according to a report from the National Association for PET Container Resources and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers. The repo...
Fort Stockton Pioneer (TX) (10/09/14) Beal, Bob

Fort Stockton, Texas, attorney Albert Valadez plans to do something about the piles of illegally dumped tires within city limits. Valadez believes the discarded tires can be used for such things as paving material. He was partly ...

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