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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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New York Times (10/26/14) P. 1; Zax, David

Nate Morris, CEO of Atlanta-based Rubicon Global, has found a lucrative niche serving as a hub connecting businesses with trash haulers and recyclers that handle their disposable materials. Morris has gained control of the waste manage...
Penticton Western News (Canada) (10/23/14) Fries, Joes

A five-month-old recycling program in British Columbia, Canada, is starting to face issues at some of the regionÂ’s smaller landfills. In May, Multi-Material B.C. was appointed to oversee recycling for the province-wide prog...
Denver Business Journal (10/20/14) Proctor, Cathy

Following this year's election campaign, Commerce City, Colo.-based Alpine Waste & Recycling plans to collect the numerous campaign yard signs that will need to be disposed of in the Denver, Colo., area. The company will accept...

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