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In This Issue: July/August 2015

Safety Spotlight

  • Safety briefs
  • The new SDS rules
  • Anatomy of a fatality: Kentucky
  • Mobile equipment safety

Creating Cleaner Corrugated

In their quest for high-quality OCC, scrap paper processors and consumers are facing issues such as contamination from single-stream collection, excessive moisture, and the presence of lower-grade Asian fiber. By Ken McEntee

Ferrous in China’s “New Normal”

Although China’s ferrous scrap sector is seeing weaker prices and competition from rogue operators for de-registered vehicles, the government views resource recycling as a strategic industry, which bodes well for the long term. By Adam Minter

Think Tank: Lead-Free Copper Alloys

As lead-free copper alloys gain broader use in U.S. potable water applications, some worry they will create massive end-of-life problems. Better scrap sorting and closer communication among processors and consumers will be key. By Kent Kiser

Equipment Focus: Conveyor System Accessories

Recyclers can use conveyor-related accessories and services to improve the safety of their conveying operations, enhance efficiency, reduce wear and tear, simplify maintenance, and more. By Kenneth A. Hooker

Report: BIR Dubai—Seeing Beyond the Storm

Positive market reports were few at BIR’s spring convention in Dubai. International recyclers are looking for new products and markets that can make up for some of China’s slipping demand. By Adam Minter

ISRI 2015 Convention Highlights: A Spectacular Show

Despite its smaller attendance, ISRI’s annual convention was its usual high-quality affair, offering top-notch workshops, the world’s largest recycling expo, a stunning venue, and a closing-night party that will be hard to beat.

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