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In This Issue:

Safety Spotlight
■ Safety briefs
■ Extinguishing fire risks
■ 10 elements of an effective safety program
Fire prevention in recycling operations

2014 Commodity Market Wrap-Up: A Bumpy Ride
A strengthening U.S. dollar, diminishing demand from China, transportation frustrations, and other factors created turbulence for recyclers in 2014, though there were a couple of bright spots along the way. By Katie Pyzyk

Continental Shift
Although electronics recycling in Kenya and Ghana still has its primitive aspects, those countries now also have processors who aspire to meet higher standards and serve as models for others in Africa to follow. By Adam Minter

Looking Beyond China
China’s status as the go-to market for many U.S. nonferrous scrap grades has faded in recent years, prompting U.S. scrap exporters to adapt and seek new domestic and international outlets. By Helen Burnett-Nichols

The ELV Plastics Puzzle
European end-of-life car recyclers are exploring methods for recovering and separating plastics from automobile shredder residue, providing valuable lessons for their fellow processors around the world. By Allard Verburg

Think Tank: Scrap Tires
U.S. scrap tire recycling rebounded in 2013, with the tire-derived fuel sector returning to form but the recycling-related markets not faring as well, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s latest market report. By Kent Kiser

Equipment Focus: Hand-held Analyzers
Recyclers have more choices than ever for analyzing metals, thanks to new laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, which complements the longstanding approaches of optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. By Kenneth A. Hooker

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