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In This Issue: January/February 2016

Safety Spotlight

■ Safety briefs
■ Understanding sleep apnea
■ Promoting safety in multilingual workplaces

Market Forecast: Searching for Signs of Life

After last year’s harsh market conditions, recyclers are looking far and wide for signs
of better times in 2016 and positioning themselves for future growth. By Joe Pickard

Breaking Bulk

Before you add bulky rigid plastics to your recycling mix, make sure you think through factors such as collection, transportation, handling, processing, and quality. By Katie Pyzyk

Think Tank: Demolition

The National Demolition Association’s president, Peter Banks, discusses the industry’s encouraging business outlook as well as its challenges, such as workplace safety, stricter regulations, commodity market volatility, and a generational labor shift.

Equipment Focus: Balers

To buy the best baler—new or used—for your recycling operations, determine the type and volume of scrap you plan to process, how much you can afford to spend, and the bale density your customers need, among other factors. By Megan Quinn

 ISRI 2016 Convention Preview: A Safe Bet

ISRI’s 2016 convention and exposition returns to a familiar venue—the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas—but there are plenty of changes in store to make this year’s gathering ISRI’s best ever.

BIR Prague Report: Drowning Their Sorrows

Low global commodity prices, overcapacity in many metal sectors, China’s ailing economy, and diminished scrap demand gave international recyclers precious little to toast at BIR’s fall meeting in Prague. By Rachel H. Pollack

CMRA Conference Report: Reversal of Fortune

China’s need for imported nonferrous scrap has waned due to its economic slowdown, growing domestic scrap generation, and excess production in its metals sector, according to speakers at CMRA’s annual forum. By Adam Minter

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