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Industry Trends: China’s Recycling Import Ban: Uncertain Times for Solid Waste Agencies

We are living in uncertain times and there are tough decisions ahead for solid waste agencies. This article summarizes current market conditions for recyclables in the the era of the post-Chinese import ban, which went into effect on January 1, 2018, and suggests some short- and long-term solutions.

Waste Transportation: Steps to Extending Your Vehicle’s Tire Life

To minimize downtime and cost of ownership while maximizing profitability the selection of premium tires, specifically designed for the application is the prudent path to follow.

Buildings/Shelters: The Benefits of Building on Shipping Containers

Business owners can save themselves unnecessary hassle by building on shipping containers, because they go up fast, come apart easily and are sturdy enough for even the toughest applications.

Oils/Lubricants: Used Oil Analysis and Tracking Top-Off Oil

Keeping track of top-off oil is one of the “low-hanging fruit” activities that can be implemented to improve your maintenance program. Reviewing this information on a regular basis will improve equipment availability as well as reduce costs and workload.

Composting: Restaurants Play Key Role in Driving Increased Composting Initiatives

By implementing composting systems, restaurants and food service businesses can reduce food and organics waste—reducing their environmental impact, minimizing landfill capacity, lowering their waste disposal costs, as well as finding new ways to connect with the people in their communities.

Recovery and Recycling:
Recovering Agricultural Plastics: Obstacles and Opportunities

The total U.S. agricultural plastics generation is estimated to be 816 million pounds. The options for farmers to recycle these used plastics have been neither robust nor sustainable because of the soil contamination level. However, one viable and economic opportunity is for the recovery of irrigation drip tape.

Oils/Lubricants Anaylsis:
Extending Engine Life: The Importance of Lubricant and Oil Analysis with ICP-OES

With its ability to easily handle challenging matrices, an optical emission spectrometer provides both accurate and stable results when analyzing additives in oils of different formulations and in-service oils in a high-throughput environment.

Event Wrap-Up:
California Resource Recovery Association’s Annual Conference & Trade Show: “Weathering the Storm

Discussing the challenges and opportunities that the industry is going through, from China’s National Sword ruling to organics diversion and food recovery, the CRRA’s annual conference focused on helping to develop new strategies to meet California’s recycling goals.

Guest Commentary: Wake Up Wall Street – It’s Waste!

Early long term-sustainable investing is the key to getting ahead of technology.

Fluids Case Study: Getting Peak Performance and Longevity Out of Your Baler

EnBio MP from EnBio Industries achieves the highest level of efficiency possible and extends the equipment’s life as long as possible, while also being environmentally safe.

Protecting Pedestrians at Solid Waste Facilities

Traffic patterns at solid waste facilities must be designed to accommodate a wide variety of vehicles ranging from small pickup trucks to large transfer trailers. As trucks move in and out of the facility, a smooth, logical traffic pattern will keep vehicles moving and enhance the overall safety of the facility.

Times of the Economy

When the economy is booming, and work is coming through the door, it is very easy to lose sight of the basics. Do not forget where you come from or the practices that got you to your current position.

Say Hello to Hassle-Free Hoists with a Preventative Maintenance Plan

Proper maintenance saves money, minimizes safety risks and prevents downtime.