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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

Industry News


Financial Times (10/19/14) Brown, John Murray

New waste gasification technology could enable almost all of an obsolete car to be recycled or converted into energy. More than 1 million vehicles are discarded by Britons annually, and a new joint venture between Chinook Sciences a...
Environmental Leader (10/17/14)

U.S. plastic bottle recycling increased 4.3 percent in 2013, and the recycling rate for plastic bottles rose 0.4 percent to 30.9 percent for the year, according to the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Counci...
Louisville Business First (10/15/14) Mann, David A.

Charah Inc. is recycling a byproduct from a coal plant to make a gypsum-based fertilizer for farmers called SUL4R-PLUS. The fertilizer was commercialized about 18 months ago, and company officials say they are now mulling an e...


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