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ANALYZING ORGANIC WASTE DIVERSION EFFORTS ACROSS CANADA


Model 4 The new model 4 E-Z log Baler is just what mid size scrap yards have been asking for! Priced right for any yard — small, mid size, or large! Like the Model 3, the NEW Model 4 has no set up time and a very low cost to operate. The one man operations are all handled from the newly designed cab. With the 400º rotation crane and a reach of 27’ adding the continuous rotation grapple, it makes loading the larger chamber a breeze. Taking your loose scrap to a highly sought after shreddable log.

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Q&A WITH SENNEBOGEN PRESIDENT CONSTANTINO LANNES

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FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS & SECTIONS

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Recycling Product News 2021 Top Introductions and Newsmakers of the Year

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From the Editor

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News Room

Commentary: EPR is not set up to hold producers responsible

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Integrated pre-sort and flake sorting is key to increased quality in plastics recycling Chemical recycling and supercritical steam technology among latest innovations in plastics recovery

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Q&A with Constantino Lannes, SENNEBOGEN president and CEO

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Ecotec tracked screen is boosting capacity to divert landfill-bound waste

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Analyzing organics diversion across Canada

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Year in Review

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Tech Talk

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Plastics Recycling

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Organics Recycling

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Last Word

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Advertiser Index


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FROM THE EDITOR

FROM THE EDITOR CHANGING MINDS, CHANGING RECYCLING

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ollowing the 2021 federal election in September, the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) reached out to new cabinet ministers at Environment and Climate Change Canada and Natural Resources Canada to promote the concept of “Scrap is not waste” including strong recommendations that the federal government recognize, define and actively differentiate recyclable materials from waste. This concept has been talked about in our industry for many years, but obviously it still needs to be pushed out there. According to CARI Chair Kevin Santoro, referring to their lobbying efforts with the Canadian government, “We emphasized the importance of recognizing recyclable materials as valuable commodities rather than exemptions to the waste stream, and the need for recyclers to be regulated as manufacturers of secondary commodities, not waste managers.” This issue of redefining our industry – outside of the context of waste management – as a manufacturing industry, is vital. Without proper understanding about the importance of what we do in the recycling industry, from legislators, regulators, other industries and the public at large, it will remain difficult for our industry to profit and grow to its full potential. Used materials are simply our industries’ raw materials. What recyclers do – whether with used organics, paper, plastics, glass or metal – is collect raw materials in order to make new products. As Santoro emphasized, “Canada’s recycling industry is the best way to ensure the continued supply of the country’s natural resources sustainably . . . and an essential part of developing low-carbon materials and reducing emissions in the manufacturing process.” For this to happen, our government has to recognize and work toward regulations that reflect these truths. The issue is also international. For example, while ISRI and other organizations applauded the recent revision of the EU’s global shipping regulations – which overall are an improvement in restricting the transboundary movement of unregulated, mixed end-of-life materials from developed to less developed nations – the biggest criticism of the legislation is that it does not clearly define and differentiate between what is waste and what is a valuable commodity or resource.

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This issue of redefining our industry – outside of the context of waste management – as a manufacturing industry, is vital.

Whether domestically or internationally, without clear definition and differentiation between what is valuable and what is not – what is a resource and what is garbage – we cannot move forward in changing the mindset around waste management and recycling. It is well past time that we get our industry’s language and definitions straight. What needs repeating over and over, it seems, is: “Scrap is not waste!” It is a resource. We have to design all products from the start with their end of life in mind, and we need to make sure all parties involved are on the same page. Slowly, but surely, everyone in our industry and the world surrounding it is coming to understand this.

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CUTTING-EDGE MACHINEX MRF TO SERVE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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ustralia’s most recent MRF, located in Seaford Heights, South Adelaide, was inaugurated this fall in collaboration between the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) and Re.Group. This facility can process 60,000 tonnes per year of single-stream recycling; commodities include plastics, paper and metal. RDT Engineering and long-time partner Machinex were commissioned to design and equip the facility with highly automated components such as seven MACH Hyspec Optical Sorters, two MACH Ballistic Separators and two additional screen separators. According to David Rowland, RDT Engineering’s chief executive officer, “RDT is extremely proud of our long partnership with Machinex. Their world-leading technology has been integral in our projects across Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to be currently installing Machinex’ new SamurAI robots. This innovation will boost the efficiency of the site and sets it as Australia’s newest state-of-the-art MRF.” Jonathan Ménard, VP sales and strategic positioning at Machinex commented, “From one project to another, the close collaboration developed over the years between RDT Engineering and Machinex allows for great results. Their extended experience integrating recycling technologies is instrumental to achieve this cutting-edge system’s optimal performance.”

CMI COMMITS TO 70 PERCENT ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CAN RECYCLING RATE BY 2030

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an Manufacturers Institute (CMI) members in the U.S. have committed to achieving a 70 percent recycling rate by 2030. The aluminum beverage can recycling rate was approximately 45 percent in 2020, and the industry aims to attain even higher recycling rates beyond 2030, with an 80 percent rate by 2040 and more than 90 percent by 2050. According to CMI, these targets will improve the circularity of the aluminum beverage can while demonstrating the industry’s dedication to ensuring the aluminum beverage can remains the most sustainable package on the market. The industry plans to publish a road map in early 2022 with details on how these targets will be achieved.

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NEW ATLAS SHOWS SCOPE AND LOCATIONS OF GLOBAL PLASTIC WASTE DUMP SITES

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he Seattle-based global environmental watchdog organization, Basel Action Network (BAN), has worked with academics at Columbia and Yale Universities on the release of The Atlas of Plastic Waste. The Atlas is a collaboration between the Basel Action Network (BAN) and graduate students Matthew Gordon (Yale) and Anna Papp (Columbia), mapping thousands of plastic waste dumps scattered around the world. The project aims to harness human discoveries, along with inputs from satellite and computer technology to identify and map sites in every country where plastic waste ends up in the terrestrial environment. According to BAN, the goal is to provide an evolving database that will raise awareness with environmental officials and the general public on the unsustainable characteristics of plastic and how it has become an unwanted geographic feature of our collective landscape and biosphere.

ISRI CONGRATULATES U.S. HOUSE FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF OCEAN SHIPPING REFORM ACT

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ollowing months of advocating on behalf of the recycling industry regarding unfair ocean shipping detention and demurrage charges, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released the following statement in support of the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act: “ISRI congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of this important piece of legislation, following months of supply chain backlogs and harm to our nation’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important first step toward addressing both the long-term unfair shipping practices employed by ocean carriers and helping to solve the nation’s supply chain disruptions that are impacting the recycling industry as well as every sector of our nation’s economy. We urge the U.S. Senate to move quickly to also pass this bill. ISRI will continue to work with our coalition partners to advance this bill and improve our nation’s transportation networks.”

ALOCA’S UPGRADE PROCESS AIMS TO SALVAGE LOW-QUALITY ALUMINUM SCRAP

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lcoa’s newly announced ASTRAEA process can convert low-quality aluminum scrap to quality levels exceeding commercial smelter purity requirements, potentially making supplies of unused aluminum scrap, such as Zorba, much more valuable. According to Alcoa, their new process can take any post-consumer aluminum scrap, regardless of alloy combination, and upgrade it to highly pure, commodity-grade material. This pure metal can then be blended with less pure scrap to produce a metal that meets purity thresholds high enough for most rolling mill and extrusion applications. The process substantially increases the types of post-consumer aluminum scrap that can be used as raw material.

2021 YEAR IN REVIEW Turn to page 16 for our recap of the year, including our picks for the top equipment and technology introductions, and for the most impactful news stories of 2021.

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SCRAP UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH CARI AND ISRI ON TRAINING FOR RECYCLERS

B WM FIVE-YEAR RECYCLING INVESTMENTS TO EXCEED $700 MILLION BY 2022

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aste Management (WM) expects to invest $200 million USD in recycling infrastructure in 2022, bringing the company’s total investment in new and upgraded recycling facilities to over $700 million since 2018. Driven largely by increasing demand for recycled content products, WM says its growth has enabled the capture of more recycled materials and increased access to recycling for customers. Since 2019, WM reports recycling of specific types of plastic such as polypropylene (#5 PP), including items such as shampoo, medicine bottles and yogurt cups, has increased by as much as 40 percent. The company has also stated plans to outfit 95 percent of its residential recycling facilities with updated technology, by 2023.

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oth the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) have established partnerships and formalized education agreements with Scrap University. Established at the end of 2020, Scrap U founders Kate Fraser and Brad Rudover, along with their faculty, have developed the industry’s first scrapyard training and metal identification certification program. The Certified Scrap Metal Professional (CSMP) program provides comprehensive training for operators and employees of scrapyards with a focus on metal identification and upgrading, covering almost every ferrous and non-ferrous grade through a series of online video-based lessons, quizzes and a final exam. As part of the agreement with ISRI and CARI, all association members now have access to Scrap University’s education, training and certification at discounted rates.

COMPETITION BUREAU CHALLENGES GFL ACQUISITION OF TERRAPURE

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anada’s Competition Bureau is challenging GFL Environmental’s 2021 purchase of Terrapure Environmental Inc. According to the Competition Bureau, prior to the transaction, Terrapure was GFL’s closest competitor in multiple markets in Western Canada. The Bureau concluded that the transaction has likely substantially lessened competition in the collection and processing of industrial waste on Vancouver Island, in the B.C. Interior and in Central Alberta, as well as into Saskatchewan. On November 30, 2021, the Bureau filed an application with the Competition Tribunal for a court order requiring GFL to sell any assets necessary to remedy the likely substantial lessening of competition resulting from the acquisition. GFL Environmental stated that it intends to work cooperatively with the Competition Bureau to resolve this matter.

CALGARY AGGREGATE RECYCLING AWARDED $8 MILLION GRANT TO CONSTRUCT CANADA’S FIRST SOIL REUSE FACILITY

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algary Aggregate Recycling (CAR) has been awarded $8 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to develop a fully operational soil reuse facility — the first of its kind in Canada and second in North America, according to the company. This new soil reuse facility will be built within CAR’s current facility and will recycle contaminated and mixed soils unsuitable for use in new construction, leading to significant waste reduction, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, economic recovery and long-term sustainability. The facility will have the capacity to recycle 600,000 tonnes of excavated construction materials annually, redirect 510,000 tonnes of soil from landfills, and reduce GHG emissions in Alberta by an estimated 22,567 tonnes per year.

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INTRODUCTIONS & UPDATES

Demolition excavator

Yard waste collection system

Leaf Burrito

REUSABLE YARD BAG OFFERS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND WASTE HAULERS

Leaf Burrito is made of industrial-grade mesh which lays completely flat on the lawn as users pile up brush, leaves, weeds, grass clippings and branches. When done, users fold over the two edges and zip them into the classic “burrito” shape. Sanitation workers can use its heavy-duty carrying straps to ergonomically lift the bag to the truck for emptying and return it back to the curb, just as they would with a garbage can. This yard waste collection tool is designed to help prevent plastic from entering the landfill, complements city-wide plastic bag bans, eliminates paper bags, allows municipalities to efficiently collect yard debris, and provides waste haulers with a unique way to differentiate their service when bidding on municipal contracts.

Caterpillar

ULTRA-HIGH-REACH DEMOLITION EXCAVATOR

Built to demolish tall structures, the new Cat 340 UHD ultrahigh-reach demolition excavator has a pin height over one percent higher than its predecessor, the 340F UHD, allowing it to reach up to eight floors. More UHD and retrofit boom/stick configurations deliver increased machine flexibility to meet contractors’ job site needs, while the 340 UHD coupling system allows users to switch between booms and sticks, with no special tools, in 15 minutes. Rated at 311 hp (232 kW), this machine’s EPA Tier 4 Final Cat C9.3B engine runs on either diesel or biodiesel fuel up to B20.

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Impact crusher

Anaconda Equipment

MID-SIZED IMPACT CRUSHER PROVIDES CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION

Anaconda Equipment’s new I12-R impact crusher is a mid-sized plant designed to offer operators and contractors initial feed material reduction, continuous production and a consistent product shape. Engineered for recycling applications, this crusher comes with a 43-inch-diameter (1,090 mm) 4-bar rotor, and a 45-inch-wide (1,140 mm) impact chamber. The I12-R is also fitted with a large hopper area and a vibrating pan feeder, with a two-tier grizzly section to help facilitate the movement of feed material toward the impact chamber, and to stop fine materials from entering the chamber.


Scalping screen

Non-wrap OCC screen

Terex Powerscreen

Sparta Manufacturing

Powerscreen’s new Titan range of secondary scalping screens, including Titan 600, 1300 and 2300 models, is a simplification of the company’s Warrior range, using key, established features, while tailoring these models specifically for recycling applications. The Titan 1300 provides power in a compact footprint, ease of transport and is available on tracks. Consisting of an extra-large capacity twin-drive feeder at the rear of the machine with an 1,100mm feeder belt, this machine’s feeder comes with hydraulically folding extensions to allow for side loading of the machine. Additionally, it can withstand heavy loads due to impact bars positioned under the belt in place of impact rollers, and has a folding rear door to allow for maximum versatility.

Sparta Manufacturing’s new non-wrap OCC screen for single-stream and commercial recyclers uses specially shaped and sized steel discs to optimize the separation of larger OCC from the smaller paper, film and mixed recyclables. According to Sparta, its unique, bi-directional corkscrew motion defies the wrapping and associated maintenance and cleanup that plagues traditional OCC screens. This results in increased uptime, production and recovery efficiency. Plus, a screw style design conveniently directs cleaned, larger OCC off the end of the screen, allowing Sparta’s non-wrap OCC screen to readily replace the standard combination of dual and triple-deck OCC screens with no changes needed to infeed or takeaway conveyors.

RANGE OF HIGH-VOLUME SECONDARY SCALPING SCREENS

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2021 TOP INTRODUCTIONS EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

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LIEBHERR

CP GROUP

Liebherr L 550 XPower and L 556 XPower wheel loaders have been updated and are now equipped with a standard, power-split travel drive which increases engine power with consistently low fuel consumption. This is especially useful in scrap and other industrial applications where a loader may be equipped with heavy protective devices or solid rubber tires. These models also include an increase in performance in the working hydraulics which has enabled dynamic lift and tip functions, irrespective of the size or weight of the working tool. Structural modifications to the lift arms allow for higher breakout, holding and retrieval forces than previously, particularly in the upper lifting range.

CP Group released its new OCC auger screen, which is engineered to separate old corrugated cardboard (OCC) in material recovery facilities. The OCC Auger Screen separates mid- to large-sized OCC using a series of steel cantilevered tri-lobe augers that create agitation to liberate material and create a clean OCC fraction. It is ideal for both commercial and single-stream applications. The OCC auger screen does not need to be preceded by a pre-sorter, can go directly after the infeed conveyor and, according to CP, provides the same benefits as a disc screen in separating material without wrapping.

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BANDIT INDUSTRIES

HARRIS WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP

Bandit Industries’ new Model 1425 Track is a highly productive and compact horizontal grinder, now available on tracks. According to Bandit, this model is equipped with many of the same features as the original tow-behind version and, by adding tracks, it has substantially increased capability in wood waste and other organics recycling and composting applications. The Model 1425 track is equipped with a 7-footlong x 24-inch-wide steel or rubber belt infeed conveyor and a stationary discharge with a stacking height of 7 feet. To further enhance the machines capabilities, a grinder head or chipper drum can be ordered, giving it the ability to produce mulch or a dimensional chip.

Harris Waste Management Group announced the newest product in its line of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap processing equipment: the GPS Series Predator ferrous baler. Developed in partnership with G.P.S. (Great Scrap Processing Solutions) the GPS Predator is designed for speed and power, utilizing an innovative three-arm compression system which maximizes box folding speeds and bale/log weights. The frame provides very high-strength compression force and durability

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YEAR IN REVIEW DOOSAN INFRACORE NORTH AMERICA Seven models of the new Doosan -7 Series wheel loaders are now available, with standard bucket capacities between 3.7 and 7.6 cubic yards. These loaders have a new exterior design and a redesigned, more comfortable cab. In addition, smart machine control technology includes DoosanCONNECT telematics and Situation Awareness Technology, which automatically monitors machine activity and adjusts the wheel loader engine output to match real-time requirements of the hydraulic system and drivetrain. Other technology features include a Smart Guidance System, which analyzes operator driving habits and provides tips during operation; an improved Load Isolation System; and Smart Load on-board weighing.

SCIAPS SciAps introduced its new generation SciAps Z-901 handheld LIBS analyzer for scrap metal and a range of applications. The Z-901 features an all-new ergonomic design, a weight of only 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg), improved heat dissipation and completely updated software and processing electronics. The Z-901 also features the first-ever “dual burn” technology, with capacity for either “air burn” method or argon purge testing.

VERMEER Vermeer introduced the TR6450 trommel screen; it is capable of sorting up to three product sizes at once. The new TR6450 features adjustable frontfines, rear-fines and overs conveyor for efficient multi-product production. With a 20-foot (6.1-m) long, 6.5-foot (2-m) diameter quick-change tension screen drum, the TR6450 can sort up to 180 cubic yards (137.6 m3) per hour with 0.5-inch (1.3-cm) screens installed and material with moisture less than 40 percent. It is powered by a 120-hp (90kW) Cat 3.6L Tier 4 Final diesel engine.

CATERPILLAR Caterpillar’s new MH3250 and MH3260 3200 series tracked material handlers are built to offer high efficiency in demanding applications such as scrap and C&D recycling. These next-generation models are built to provide safe, easy, comfortable operation, longer maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency and up to 20 percent lower owning and operating costs. Also introduced in 2021, Cat’s new generation of primary and secondary pulverizer attachments deliver up to 52 percent faster cycle times, producing more tons-per-litre of fuel burned. The new line is designed to fit 18- to 50-tonne machines, and includes three new rotatable primary models, which feature 360-degree rotation, and three new fixed secondary models.

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ROTOCHOPPER Rotochopper introduced a new 350-yards-per-hour Screener Conveyor as well as the 365R Tracked Radial Stacking Conveyor. The 365R stacking conveyor allows for effortless stacking of product with a radial on timer, automatic oscillation to smoothly blend piles, and easy tracked positioning for efficiency in moving and repositioning. The 365R features a 36-inch-wide belt with a 65-foot radial and a 30-foot discharge height. Also now available is the 480R model stacking conveyor, which is equipped with an 80-foot radial stacker and 48-inch-wide belt.


DIVERSYS SOFTWARE Diversys Software’s new solution for the recycling and waste management industry is designed to change the way programs are managed – regardless of the waste or recovery stream, or program complexity. This cloud-based SaaS solution eliminates paper-based management systems and optimizes every step in a program or process, from infield activities to back-office management, offering one platform for capturing and accessing relevant data and key program or business analytics. Diversys uses realtime data sharing for full visibility at every stage of the program, and built-in tools like geotagging, zone- or geography-based incentive rates, content verification, weight or distance thresholds, and other powerful capabilities.

LABOUNTY LaBounty’s full lineup of MSD Legend Series mobile shears is now available, featuring enhanced jaw geometry and offering up to 10 percent more cutting force than previous models. These shears are now available with InSite, an advanced telematics platform that provides actionable information about the shears’ condition and activity, such as job tracking, job site mapping and remote diagnostics. MSD Legend Series shear features also include full 360-degree rotation with improved balance, an enhanced and more durable lower jaw, and long-lasting index blades with intuitive patterns for fourway indexable cutting.

MCNEILUS TRUCK AND MANUFACTURING McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing debuted its new Zero Radius Automated Side Loader along with CartSeeker Curbside Automation and Telematics, which brings artificial intelligence to curbside waste collection, reducing costs by as much as eight percent. McNeilus partner CartSeeker Curbside Automation uses a patented AI-based cart vision recognition technology that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and fully automates the operation of the truck’s robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation.

SBM MINERAL PROCESSING SBM has introduced new tracked machines to its jaw and impact crusher lines, targeting the 40-ton range. The new REMAX 450 impact crusher (as well as the new JAWMAX models) now features a high-performance pre-screening unit that effectively separates contaminated or valuable material, helping reduce crusher wear while improving results in terms of quality and output. This new double-deck pre-screen is designed as a circular vibratory screen and is directly connected to the vibrating chute in the feed hopper. The two fractions can be discharged in full or in part as fines, or added to end product as crusher bypass.

MACHINEX Machinex’ new MACH Vision technology is a data acquisition station powered by AI, which uses a combination of technologies such as infrared hyperspectral technology, visual recognition and metal detectors to analyze material stream composition in real time. The new Intell platform connects high-tech MRF systems such as MACH Vision, SamurAI robotic sorters and MACH Hyspec optical sorters with a user-friendly dashboard which allows for real-time data-driven decision making based on key performance indicators such as flow composition, volume per material type, material trends per given period and total material processed.

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UNTHA

BUNTING MAGNETICS CO.

UNTHA’s new ZR 2400 H two-shaft shredder is designed to provide a low life cycle cost and has been specifically engineered for multi-shift, continuous pre-shredding. The machine’s low-speed, high-torque drive means it can handle severe-duty applications with ease, and has been engineered for high throughput, rough shredding of metal, bulky waste, C&I waste, waste wood, MSW, mattresses, carpets, railway sleepers, bales and rolled goods. In metal shredding, the ZR2400W is a very efficient machine and excels in the processing of aluminum, WEEE and large domestic appliances.

Bunting’s new shredder feeder conveyor is designed for recycling plastics – both inhouse regrind and from secondary sources. It provides an even and controlled feed into a shredder or granulator, and accommodates a metal detector or magnetic separator to protect the shredder or granulator from metal damage. It can accommodate different designs of magnetic separator including overband magnets, suspension magnets, plate magnets and pulley magnets. The design of the conveyor limits potential magnetization of the supporting frame to ensure clean discharge of captured ferrous metal.

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MCCLOSKEY INTERNATIONAL McCloskey International’s I4C impact crusher is engineered to bring the power and productivity of an 1,125mm (44.3-inch) impactor to a more compact frame, ideal for maximum maneuverability in tighter spaces as a primary or secondary crusher. Built to the same standards as full-size crushers, I4C compact impact crushers have a number of features that enhance their operation, including a deeper chamber, creating greater tramp release space, and three crush zones with an optional fourth strike.

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Volvo Construction Equipment’s all-new EW200E material handler is aimed at the light waste handling segment. The EW200E model weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Volvo D6J 6-litre Tier 4 Final engine that provides 173 hp (129 kW). These machines feature three boom and arm configurations, providing a maximum reach up to 33-feet, and a maximum lifting capacity up to 25,600 pounds.


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LI-CYCLE LEADING THE WAY ON LITHIUM-ION BATTERY RECYCLING

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i-Cycle, the Kingston, Ontario–based specialist in end-of-life lithium-ion battery recycling, and the largest in North America, entered 2021 on the heels of a very busy 2020. Within the first few months of the year, Li-Cycle completed a pilot project processing electric vehicle batteries from buses with New Flyer Industries Canada, and entered into an agreement with Peridot Acquisition, becoming a publicly traded corporation. The company went on to receive multiple industry accolades through 2021, and launched The Green-Cycle Podcast, which covers the latest news, trends and innovations in clean technology.

Li-Cycle began several important collaborations in 2021, including one focused on improving the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the U.S. and Europe, one on energy storage applications and one to create a sustainable recycling solution for lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes. Heading into 2022, Li-Cycle plans to build its first commercial hub facility in Rochester, New York, where the company will produce battery-grade raw materials for use in new batteries. Li-Cycle will add two additional facilities in the U.S. to feed the new hub facility.

TOUGH YEAR FOR SCRAP EXPORTERS

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crap recyclers and other exporters were greatly affected by shipping and container shortages and delays caused by a range of factors in 2021, including the COVID-19 pandemic, labour issues and the physical backlog resulting from the grounding of the Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal.

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t the end of January 2021, the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) was launched as part of a global plastics pact, which involves commitments to take serious action on reducing waste plastic packaging from nations around the world. Through 2021, the CPP has approximately doubled in size to include 81 industry, NGO and public sector organizations which together account for over a third of plastics packaging produced and sold in the Canadian market. These partners, representing unprecedented cross-value-chain collaboration, are working toward 2025 targets to create a truly circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada, where the material stays in the economy and out of the environment. Specific progress this year includes the introduction of Golden Design Rules for Plastic Packaging, which provides a clear framework to drive innovation and scalable actions that will result in less plastic packaging overall and easier to recycle plastic packaging by 2025. In October, CPP also released its official Roadmap to 2025: a shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics packaging.


DAVIS INDEX SCRAP FUTURES FIRST TO DECENTRALIZE GLOBAL TRADING

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ommodity price reporting agency, Davis Index, launched the word’s first decentralized futures contracts for recycled steel, now listed on Mettalex, a decentralized exchange for commodities trading. Mettalex is meant to provide better access to hedging tools for small- and medium-sized enterprises by allowing physical asset holders a cost, capital and risk-efficient access to commodities markets, enabled by DeFi (decentralized finance) liquidity, and automated by blockchain-based smart contracts.

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nder new regulations in Ontario, existing municipal, local and First Nation blue box curbside residential recycling services will be transitioned to a producer responsibility model between 2023 and 2025, requiring producers to be responsible for a consistent set of blue box materials and eligible sources as of January 1, 2026. In B.C., where EPR is the most established in Canada, it was announced in September, that electric-vehicle batteries, mattresses, solar panels, single-use fuel canisters and fire extinguishers are among new products that will be eligible for province-wide recycling as part of a five-year plan. In November, Alberta tabled new legislation to approve the introduction of EPR which, if passed, sets the foundation for the implementation of an EPR Framework starting in 2022, which would create provincial systems for managing single-use plastics, packaging, paper products and hazardous and special products like household pesticides and solvents. In New Brunswick, an amendment to the Clean Environment Act’s Designated Materials Regulation has moved EPR for packaging and paper products one step closer to reality. The program, aiming for startup in 2023, will be a first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

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YEAR IN REVIEW

RIOS AND R2 FORM GLOBAL E-WASTE STANDARDS ALLIANCE

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ajor diversified waste management firms in North America, including Waste Management, Republic Services and GFL, all reported relatively healthy overall revenue as of their Q3 statements, with double-digit growth compared to 2020 numbers, and all are reporting record-breaking M&A activity through the year. Republic Services reports being on target to hit $1 billion USD in acquisitions by the end of the year, and Toronto-based GFL reported over $2 billion in spending through the third quarter, with expectations to surpass a total of 40 M&A deals for the year. Notably, Waste Management, which reported fewer acquisitions this year, but continues to integrate its $4.6 billion acquisition of Advanced Disposal from 2020, cited substantial revenue growth driven by other factors, including increases in market prices for recycled commodities, and a less labour-intensive operating cost model. WM also reported on its fiveyear total investment in recycling infrastructure, including the installation and upgrading of MRFs and technology, at $700 million, including an expected $200 million in investments to come for 2022.

SWANA REPORT SHOWS DECREASE IN FATALITIES

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indings from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), released in June, indicated a decrease in solid waste worker fatalities for the first half of 2021. Through June 25, preliminary data collected by SWANA showed 50 percent fewer on-the-job deaths compared to the previous three years in the United States and Canada. The most common event leading to a worker death in 2021, as of June, was being struck by a waste vehicle or heavy equipment.

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t the start of 2021, the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS), which is managed by the Global Recycling Standards Organization, formed an alliance with the R2 Certification program, developed by Sustainable Electronic Recycling International (SERI). This alliance will allow the organizations to work closely together to improve training and education programs internationally, streamline the certification process for companies seeking both R2 and RIOS certification, lower the overall cost of certification, and support the responsible recycling, reuse and repair of electronics and electronic scrap around the world.

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSTING ALLIANCE FORMED

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ational compost organizations from around the world, including the US Composting Council and the Compost Council of Canada (which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021) established the International Compost Alliance in 2021, a voluntary partnership to advance awareness and understanding of the benefits and use of compost on a global scale. By pooling expertise and knowledge, the Alliance seeks to maximize the recycling of organic wastes and advance the manufacturing of certified, high-quality compost globally.


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COMMENTARY: EPR IS NOT SET UP TO HOLD PRODUCERS RESPONSIBLE ELIMINATING WEIGHT-BASED METRICS AND UTILIZING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF MRF TECHNOLOGY IS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY BY DON GAMBELIN

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oday, extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an inaccurate system that will not truly hold producers responsible for recovering the packaging objects they produce. The reason? The EPR systems being put in place are based on the amount of weight

the recovery and recycling of packaging. As background, EPR was first introduced in Sweden as a concept by Thomas Lindhqvist in 1990. While first adopted in the EU, in the U.S., it is now law only in Maine, with several other U.S. states having bills in motion,

It’s time to move away from weightbased criteria as a measure of success in the recovery and recycling of packaging. of packaging rather than the number of recyclable objects put into the market. Until every recyclable object that is sold into the market can be accounted for and recovered, we will not truly have producer responsibility. It’s time to move away from weightbased criteria as a measure of success in

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including California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Washington. Many of these legislative EPR initiatives require that producers pay for a portion of the cost of recycling, based on weight. The California Bill describes the problem facing America, and for that

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matter, the world: “The United States alone discards 30 million tons each year. Global plastic production is projected to more than triple by 2050, accounting for 20 percent of all fossil fuel consumption.” How many millions more objects will result from this tripling, and can our recycling systems manage the number, not the weight, or will they continue to be overwhelmed? Consider that with new manufacturing technologies, there are significantly more objects per pound in the market. This greatly impacts recovery at recycling plants. In the last 45 years, the 2-litre plastic soft drink bottle has gone on a diet – from weighing 68 grams to just 47 grams today, representing a 31 percent reduction per bottle, according to the American Chemistry Council. That reduction saved more than 180 million pounds of packaging in 2006 for just 2-litre soft drink bottles. The 1-gallon plastic milk jug has undergone a similar reduction, weighing 30 percent less than it did 20 years ago.


This needs to start now. The fact is, we have the technology to empower MRF operators – owners and staff – to capture every single recyclable object. But until we implement this technology fully, across the board, governments and society are asking producers to do the impossible: be responsible for recycling without precise measurement.

None of this weight reduction resulted in fewer soft drink bottles or jugs being processed in recycling plants. The EPA reports that “the recycling rate of PET bottles and jars was 29.1 percent in 2018, and the rate for HDPE natural bottles was 29.3 percent in 2018.” Around a 30 percent success rate is a failing grade. When a bottle is sold, it is scanned and accounted for from manufacturing until it is sold at retail. Walmart, Whole Foods and every other retailer have the technology and systems to account for every object inventoried, then sold. And sophisticated analytics and technologies are employed by companies like P&G, Ford, Google, Facebook and Apple to run their businesses. If Walmart, and other retailers, are at the epicenter of retail sales and consumption, materials recovery facility (MRF) operators are at the epicenter of making our recycling programs successful worldwide. Almost every recyclable object now flows down a MRF conveyor belt. For any green, environmental, social and governance (ESG), EPR, or climate change goal initiative to be successful, we need MRF operators to be the source that measures if an object is recovered. We have the ability now to scan an object at the MRF level to know if it was successfully recovered, with the information reported back to producers. With reporting back to producers from MRFs, producers can then be held responsible and pay into the system accordingly.

Until producers are directly connected to MRFs and can see a bottle, or any container, recovered down to the object level, extended producer responsibility will not truly hold producers responsible. DON GAMBELIN is sr. business solutions

head at EverestLabs and has a 20+ year history in the energy, waste, recycling, environmental and renewables sectors.

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PLASTICS RECYCLING

INTEGRATED PRE-SORT AND FLAKE SORTING IS KEY TO INCREASED QUALITY BY TOM ENG

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espite the ongoing battle against plastic pollution, its rate continues to rise on a global scale. The latest figures suggest more than 359 million tons of plastic were produced for the global marketplace in 2018, a 3.2 percent increase compared to the previous year. In total, the amount of plastic produced globally has approximately tripled since 1990. The majority of this plastic doesn’t have a long-term future. In Europe, almost 40 percent of plastic produced is used for food and product packaging which, in most cases, is single-use plastic. Most of these products are being incinerated or disposed of in landfills. This, coupled with the fact that more than a million plastic bottles are sold every minute worldwide, means that there is more pressure on plastic producers and retailers than ever before. With this rise in throughput comes the need for more efficient recycling systems to ensure all material is handled correctly, as a valuable resource, and brought back into the plastics loop. There’s also a need for higher purity when it comes to recycled plastics to ensure the material meets increas-

To achieve the highest purities, operators need to have a system which integrates pre-sorting and flake sorting. ingly rigid regulations. Recycled content laws in the EU, for example, introduced in October 2018, mean that producers must now ensure plastic bottles have a minimum of 25 percent recycled content by 2025. This also means plant operators need to enable systems that can increase the purity and yield of their

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recycled plastic output to a very high level – high enough to be suitable for re-use in food-grade packaging. The European goal is also to boost the EU market for recycled plastics up to 10 million tonnes by 2025.

FLAKE SORTING IS KEY FOR RECYCLERS TO MEET DEMAND

One way in which recycling plant operators can improve the purity and yield of the plastics they recycle is through flake sorting. This can help improve the output quality of the recycling process and also allow for more types of plastic to be efficiently sorted. This helps recycled material to be re-integrated into the plastics value chain, and is a key factor in reaching the higher recycling targets set forth by the European Union, North America and other regions. Currently, in the EU, there is a high demand for polyolefins, but recycling levels are still very low. Polyolefins is the collective name for materials which include polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), including different variations of the basic polymers, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Although the market for high quality and pure recyclates has been traditionally more focused on PET, the recent demand for recycled polyolefins signals its importance for the market and the need to recycle these materials efficiently. In order to do this, and further accelerate recycling rates and output quality overall, plant operators can rely on flake sorting: a technology that has already been very successfully used in PET recycling plants to upgrade plastics. The flake sorting process for PET bottles consists of various steps: after a first step of pre-sorting, rejecting impurities both by colour and material type, there is a washing process. Bottles are then put into a grinder or shredder and are turned into flakes. Once bottles have been shredded, the resulting flakes still contain high amounts of PP/PE (mostly from bottle caps), as well as pieces of metal, PVC from remaining labels, and small quantities of other contaminants. Flakes then go


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through a vigorous cleaning process which involves different combinations of metal separators, sieves and air separators (aka wind-sifters) and then separation by flotation, hot and cold washing, rinsing and drying, all of which reduce overall contamination. Even though this process is very effective, small amounts of contaminants are able to survive the process due to their size, density or magnetic characteristics. These small impurities and colour deviations can negatively affect recyclate, which is subsequently used to make new PET beverage bottles. Therefore, sorting out all impurities to generate PET granulates that have the same quality as primary plastics should be the target. A high-technology, sensor-based flake sorting solution is necessary to purify shredded plastic up to required standards and to remove any leftover contaminants. Thanks to these very precise machines, extremely high levels of purity can be achieved.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRE-SORTING

The implementation of a flake sorting machine alone will not greatly help improve the overall yield and purity of recycled materials, unless it is part of a carefully integrated system. To achieve the highest purities, operators need to have a system which integrates pre-sorting and flake sorting. Pre-sorting allows plastic bottles to not only be separated from other types of plastic, but also by colour of the material. A precise pre-sorting process is an important step, because it reduces the bulk of colour and material contamination. So when resulting bottles are shredded and turned into flakes, the amount of remaining contamination is manageable by the highly sensitive sensors of the flake sorter, which excel in detecting and removing the small contaminant particles generated during the shredding process. It should also be noted that by using one supplier for both machines – pre-sorting and flake sorting – higher levels of accuracy can be achieved, as the solutions are built to work in unison. With machines from the same supplier, a streamlined, one-stop service and maintenance solution can also be achieved, which

Processing PET bottles at TOMRA’s test centre.

Pure, clean, shredded plastic recyclate is in very high demand.

means less downtime and increased overall capacity. In addition, an efficient pre-sorting process prior to flake sorting can help reduce the need for manual sorting, as the technology can remove any non-usable materials. This in turn supports decreased operational costs, and human resources can be used elsewhere within the recycling plant. Using this kind of integrated approach, plant operators can expect numerous improvements in their plastics recycling operations – both operationally and financially – and will be able to meet the demand for highly pure plastics recyclate.

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PLASTICS RECYCLING

CHEMICAL RECYCLING AND SUPERCRITICAL STEAM AMONG LATEST INNOVATIONS

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here is more innovation in plastics recycling currently than for any other material. One of the key trends in this sector is the growing use of pyrolysis and other forms of chemical recycling to reduce materials to their basic elements, and acceptance that this is more than just a flash in the pan as part of the big picture for building a viable, sustainable circular economy. Other recent developments include the use of supercritical steam to convert plastics, a redesign of 50ml PET bottles for increased recyclability and the first plastic credit exchange program is now on the ground in the U.S.

including coloured, flexible, multi-layered packaging and polystyrene. When used in conjunction with other chemical and mechanical recycling processes – along with improvements to collection and sorting – it has the potential to increase the amount of global plastic waste that can be recycled to 90 percent. According to Honeywell, recycled plastics produced via UpCycle Process Technology can result in a 57 percent reduction of CO2-equivalent emissions compared with the production of the same amount of virgin plastic from fossil feedstocks.

HONEYWELL UPCYCLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS THE TYPES OF PLASTICS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED

NEW APR RESEARCH WORKING GROUP TO FOCUS ON IMPACT OF CHEMICAL RECYCLING

Honeywell recently announced the commercialization of its UpCycle Process Technology that utilizes molecular conversion, pyrolysis and contaminants management to convert waste plastic into Honeywell Recycled Polymer Feedstock, which is then used to create new plastics. The company says its UpCycle Process technology expands the types of plastics that can be recycled to waste plastic that would otherwise go unrecycled,

Honeywell’s UpCycle process.

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The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has formed a new working group focused on identifying the key steps needed for chemical recycling processes to play an effective role in global efforts to increase the recycling of plastics. Specifically, the APR Chemical Recycling Research Working Group has the goal of clarifying the fundamental steps necessary to enable chemical recycling to most effectively complement traditional methods, and what is needed for it to become a successful component of the overall recycling infrastructure. “Chemical recycling was developed more than 50 years ago but has recently received renewed scrutiny as well as increased regulatory action as companies look for ways to increase plastics recycling to achieve their consumer recycling commitments,” explains Steve Alexander, APR president & CEO. “As the Voice of Plastics Recycling, APR has a responsibility to clarify for the industry, policymakers and consumers the various aspects of chemical recycling, including issues regarding supply, economics and its impact on the environment.” The APR Chemical Recycling Research Working Group will be co-chaired by industry veterans Carl Williams, technical associate at Eastman, and Greg Janson, president and CEO of Granite Peak Plastics.



PLASTICS RECYCLING MURA HYDRO-PRT SUPERCRITICAL STEAM TECHNOLOGY FOR PLASTICS RECYCLING TO DEPLOY IN JAPAN

Mura Technology and KBR have entered an agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to deploy its unique hydrothermal plastics recycling technology, Hydro-PRT, in Japan. Developed by Mura and licensed exclusively by KBR, Hydro-PRT employs a unique patented process utilizing supercritical steam to convert all types of plastics into commercial products that can be used to produce new plastics. According to Mura, its Hydro-PRT technology can recycle all plastic waste, and the company is partnering with large global brands to scale its solutions worldwide, aiming to have capacity to process 1,000,000 tonnes of plastic by 2025.

EVONIK AND VITA PARTNER ON POLYURETHANE MATTRESS RECYCLING PROCESS

Evonik, based in Germany, has used its expertise in polyurethane (PU) chemistry to develop an efficient chemical recycling process for converting flexible PU foams back to their original polyol raw material. According to the company, its new hydrolysis-based recycling process has the potential to help achieve circularity in the flexible PU foam industry. As the next phase of development, Evonik is scaling-up trials, which has been further strengthened by its partnership with The Vita Group, a specialist provider of value-added and flexible PU foam products, recycling and rebonding over 30,000 tons of trim each year. To date, the Vita Group has trialled recycled polyols from Evonik’s hydrolysis process in several of its flexible foam applications. With the potential to recycle the main component materials used in flexible PU foams and PU foam-based mattresses, Evonik says this process offers significantly higher use levels of recycled polyol compared with existing commercialized technologies.

Approximately 40 million mattresses are discarded yearly in Europe.

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Recycled plastic fines created using steam technology.

Plastic credit exchange is expanding in the U.S.


PLASTIC CREDIT EXCHANGE OFFSET PROGRAM EXPANDS IN U.S.

Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX), a platform whereby businesses can purchase credits to offset their plastic footprint, has launched in the U.S. Started in 2019 in the Philippines, PCX says it is expanding its global network of plastic-neutral partners, which now includes Herb + Flora, Peanut Butter & Co. and Touchland Hand Sanitizer. These U.S.-based firms are the latest to join multinational partners based in the Philippines, including PepsiCo, Nestlé and Colgate-Palmolive, to commit to offsetting their plastic footprint while feeding a circular economy. According to PCX, with the U.S. generating more plastic waste than any other country in the world, and more than half of that waste exported overseas, it has made developing countries, such as the Philippines, the epicentre of the global crisis. PCX’s plastic offset program is meant to keep plastic out of the environment while providing economic opportunities to partners which collect plastic waste from neighbourhoods in some of the most polluted areas in the world. Under the PCX program, business partners can purchase credits to offset their plastic footprint. PCX then works with a wide ecosystem of partners around the world, with a focus on female entrepreneurs, to facilitate the recovery, transportation and processing of post-consumer plastic waste.

facturer. Since the announcement of this partnership, Pyrowave has continued its rapid growth in international markets and says this new support, combined with the recent investment by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, will greatly accelerate the exportation of its technology, strengthen its market position and make it even more competitive internationally in the sustainable chemistry sector. “We are proud that the government recognizes and supports the new generation of companies at the source of green growth in Quebec, specifically in the circular economy of plastics, a global issue that provides

Pyrowave uses microwave-based technology to recover plastics.

international growth opportunities,” said Jocelyn Doucet, CEO of Pyrowave. “Through talent, technological know-how and geographic positioning, the Province of Quebec is a strategic location to support our growth and development.”

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PYROWAVE CONTINUES GROWTH WITH QUEBEC EXPANSION

Pyrowave, a Canadian specialist in chemical recycling using microwave-based technology for the recovery of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics, recently announced $7 million in financial support from the Quebec Government’s ESSOR Program, administered by Investissement Québec. Pyrowave says this financial support will help expand its pilot plant and Centre of Excellence in Microwave Technologies facility located in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, as well as hire new talent and continue to develop and improve its unique and patented technologies. This investment is the culmination of a series of announcements made by Pyrowave in recent months, including a joint development agreement with Michelin, the France-based tire manu-

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Q&A

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CONSTANTINO LANNES, SENNEBOGEN PRESIDENT AND CEO Constantino Lannes, president and CEO of SENNEBOGEN LLC, has been with the company for nearly two decades. In that time, SENNEBOGEN has grown substantially and is now the largest supplier of dedicated material handlers for scrap recycling, port and logging applications in North America. I caught up with Lannes to talk about the current state of the mobile material handler sector and SENNEBOGEN machines.

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What do you consider to be the single most impactful trend that you’ve seen in material handler evolution in the last five years?

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In the last five years, increased fuel economy definitely has been one major trend, along with increased performance and improved telematics. The change to Tier 4 Final engines forces people to take far more care of machines. You can’t just idle forever and you can’t just leave the machines running. I think those are some of the biggest changes that we have seen, driven by different requirements from governments with respect to decreasing pollution.

KB

How big is the demand for electric-powered material handlers at the moment?

CL

It is still fairly small. In the U.S. people remain reluctant to go electric. In Europe we see about 25 percent of customers going electric. In the U.S., we’re still in the range of 5 percent, and it is similar in Canada. I think that will increase, because of the problems with CO2 [emis-

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sions], as well as issues with Tier 4 Final diesel engines. Overall, we are seeing more projects than we saw a year ago, and it’s going to come on very quickly in the next decade.

KB

With respect to the latest SENNEBOGEN material handlers for scrap recycling, what are the biggest advancements that will decrease operating costs for recyclers?

CL

I think the biggest improvements we have made is in optimizing hydraulic flow, optimizing controls and making these machines more efficient overall by reducing sources of hydraulic losses or power losses. Increased maintenance intervals is also a big improvement we have made. Another area where we have improved a lot is with operator safety, and ease of maintenance. All of our maintenance points can be reached from the ground, instead of requiring operators to climb on machines. We want to make sure that we can reduce the risk of accidents because at the end of the day, not only does it save lives and injuries, the cost of an accident reflects negatively on the operating costs for any company.


SENNEBOGEN’s 818E mobile material handler.

KB

What would you say is the number one standout safety feature on the latest machines?

CL

Operator access to the cab. When you’re thinking about Canada and the Northern U.S., and the conditions in the winter with snow and ice where operators can easily fall, with our machines operators climb directly on steps with three points of contact. You walk into a catwalk, you slide the door open and you get into the cab. The same applies when you go on the upper carriage of the machine, and the only reason an operator would go there is to change the hydraulic oil filter after every 2,000 hours. We have railings all around, we have three points of contact, we have wide steps. Reducing the risk of a fall is huge.

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SENNEBOGEN has always promoted the ease of use of its machines. Is that still an important aspect of your machines? Absolutely, and they are not only easy to use, but easy to maintain. We remain with hydraulic-over-hydraulic control. That means we have no electronic controls. This makes it very simple to troubleshoot problems because you are not using a laptop to troubleshoot. You are using a pressure gauge. Ease of use is also associated with the fact that we offer mechanic training for our customers, free of charge, to make sure they can develop the skills to service their machines themselves. If the customer has a mechanic that has been trained by us, they can easily troubleshoot and repair their machine. That’s also a huge reduction in operating costs because today, when you call a dealer and he has to travel a certain distance, you can spend a fair amount just in travel time and mileage alone.

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A fleet of SENNEBOGEN material handlers at the Lohmann scrapyard in Germany.

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What can you tell us about longer maintenance intervals and SENNEBOGEN’s UPtime kit? Maintenance intervals for SENNEBOGEN machines have doubled in the last five years. In North America we have created a number of systems and procedures, including training and our UPtime kits. We also have our extensive dealer network and we are creating a network of trained service stations that can help the customer as well. This is partly to try to bring more competition into the service arena where, as we know, competition increases quality and decreases cost. I think our success has been based largely on how well we support our customers. One tool we have created is our preventative maintenance (PM) kits. These are basically tackle boxes that include all sensors, all solenoid valves, and other essential parts. We not only train mechanics, but offer all the parts that represent around 85 percent of the common problems machines have, in one box. This means owners and operators can very easily get a machine back into service, saving money and costs by not having to call anyone.

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material handler purchase, what would it be? CL

I think the biggest advantage a recycler can get today is to buy a machine that is not computerized, because the moment that you buy a machine that is computerized, you are [beholden] to your dealer. You have no option to repair the machine yourself. Whereas, buying a machine that is controlled hydraulically, you have all the tools in your hands to troubleshoot and repair, which saves time and money.

KB Where do you see growth coming from over the next several years in the material handlers segment? CL

We are the largest supplier of material handlers in North America and I see our growth coming from areas that are not as used to running material handlers as the scrap business. Today in the scrap business, most will not still think about using a converted excavator for loading and sorting; they would think about using a material handler. When you go into other areas, like waste, for example, at transfer stations many are still thinking a lot about converted excavators, or even just using regular excavators or wheel loaders for material handling. I think the trend toward using dedicated material handlers is very clear. This will be the biggest growth that we will see in the next five years. RPN


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ORGANICS RECYCLING

ECOTEC TRACKED SCREEN IS BOOSTING CAPACITY TO DIVERT LANDFILL-BOUND WASTE

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ccording to its mission statement, Melbourne, Australia–based recycler Repurpose It believes that landfills are a thing of the past and that all waste can be converted into valuable resources and products. The company produces a comprehensive range of soil and sand products by processing reclaimed contaminated excavation waste, and says their manufactured sand products alone save more than 17,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum, when compared to the environmental cost of producing and using virgin sand. To assist in this massive task, and maintain a consistent flow of material, Repurpose It has been running a Terex Ecotec TRS 550 tracked recycling screen acquired from local dealer Finlay Waste and Recycling.

Repurpose It’s Ecotec TRS 550 tracked recycling screen features a specialist 3D screenbox from Spaleck, and is ideal for processing difficult, wet and contaminated material.

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Site Manager Peter Cianciosi says that the screen has been operating exceptionally well at its Epping facility, near Melbourne, resulting in boosted processing capacity of both soil and compost materials. He adds that the Finlay team has offered terrific support, from initial inquiry to commissioning and operation. “We’re seeing less downtime, more productivity and a better-quality product,” says Cianciosi. “The machine itself is great, but it’s the service from Finlay that has been the standout – from day one they have provided really great backup and support.” Repurpose It’s tracked, heavy-duty TRS 550 is engineered to be an efficient and versatile mobile screen unit, and features a specialized screenbox from Spaleck, using 3D screening segments that guarantee correct grain size with no long pieces or extraneous material left for the tension shaft screen on the lower deck. “We use a variety of raw materials that we receive from offsite, including compost and reclaimed soil, which we blend through the TRS 550 to create a saleable product,” Cianciosi says. According to Richard Lavery, territory sales manager for Ecotec, the proven Terex platform, with standard features such as a steel apron feeder, combined with state-of-the-art Spaleck 3D top deck screening panels and a highly aggressive flip-flow bottom deck, allows the TRS 550 to perform under very difficult application requirements. “The TRS 550 can perform in the most difficult to separate waste streams, as shown by its application at Repurpose It,” says Lavery. “The TRS 550’s aggressive, Spaleck flip-flow screen allows operators to process materials where normal recycling screens would not be effective, enabling operators to extract more value from waste and divert more material from landfill.” Cianciosi further explains that the screen’s intelligent 3D top-


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deck design works to eliminate blockages, adding that the aggressive flip flow mats don’t blind over, even in the dampest of material. Prior to purchasing the TRS 550 from Finlay, he says Repurpose It had issues with screens and blockage; however, since running the new highly aggressive Terex screen, he is able to get more product on the ground each week. “We get a lot of raw material that is very wet and difficult to process, but since using the TRS 550 our productivity has increased, as operators don’t have to stop the process regularly to clean the screens,” he says. Cianciosi adds that the TRS 550 has exceeded his expectations, allowing Repurpose It to boost its output performance and produce a greater quantity of recycled sands and soils. “Our clients range from some of Australia’s largest local government authorities and private waste operators, to our local community members seeking the opportunity to be part of the Repurpose It journey toward a zero-landfill community,” he says. “It’s therefore extremely important that we operate high-quality, robust and reliable equipment, such as the TRS 550.”

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s Canadian provinces and territories set more aggressive organics diversion and waste reduction related goals, additional organics management infrastructure will be needed to achieve those goals. That’s one of the conclusions reached in a recent analysis conducted by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation of Canada (EREF-Canada). According to EREF-Canada, results from this latest study fill in a number of informational gaps. Researchers looked at all 10 provinces and three territories, analyzing each in order to get a clear understanding of the organic waste policies and approval/permitting regimes in each one, and a sense of organic waste diversion program availability across the entire country. Another major goal of the project was to better understand the total number of operational organic waste processing facilities in Canada, along with their capacities and tonnes processed. For the purposes of the study, organic waste was defined as food waste that is uneaten and discarded, as well as inedible wastes such as scraps, agricultural waste (e.g. manure),

Most provinces do not have sufficient processing capacity to address larger volumes, or more complicated materials like source-separated organics.

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biosolids (organic material recycled from sewage) and leaf and yard waste (including grass clippings, yard and garden debris). The report also focused on residential, industrial, commercial and institutional organic waste diversion. It did not take into consideration unknown volumes of organic waste that might be applied directly back on to the land where it was produced (in agriculture, for example), residential backyard composting, or waste processing methods such as lime stabilization, fermentation and pasteurization.

ADEQUATE CAPACITY

EREF-Canada’s analysis found that most provinces (with the exception of the Territories and some very remote areas) have adequate processing capacity to manage basic biodegradable materials like leaf and yard waste. For example, collectively there is enough processing capacity to handle 2.66 million tonnes of basic biodegradable organics at open-air, static pile and windrow facilities in Canada. However, most provinces do not have sufficient processing capacity to address larger volumes, or more complicated materials like source-separated organics. Based on a calculation of 3.08 million tonnes of available processing capacity for in-vessel and anaerobic digestion facilities, EREF’s analysis shows that we are at that capacity, and have a relatively small amount of buffer. In addition, the study found that compost facilities were predominantly responsible for managing the bulk of Canada’s organic waste generated. Of the 4.83 million tonnes of organic waste processed in Canada in 2019, 72 percent of it was processed by compost facilities. EREF-Canada calculates that, on average, compost facilities process 10,611 tonnes of organic waste yearly. However, this reflects a wide range of facility sizes and processing capabilities, ranging from 50 tonnes to 150,000 tonnes. Anaerobic


digestion facilities (facilities that degrade organic waste without oxygen) were responsible for processing 1.35 million tonnes of organic waste. Collectively, Canada’s total of 387 facilities is capable of processing as much as 5.74 million tonnes of organic waste annually (not counting Quebec). This number reflects both the capacity to process easily degradable organic waste like leaf and yard waste, and to degrade materials that require more intensive infrastructure such as source-separated organics. Also according to EREF-Canada’s analysis, there is a shortfall of about 1.1 million tonnes of total capacity when compared to the quantity of food and yard and garden waste generated annually. This shortfall in capacity becomes even more pronounced considering the majority of this material is complex food waste, which can require more intensive infrastructure, such as in-vessel and anaerobic digestion systems. In addition, there is 3.08 million tonnes of capacity for in-vessel compost and anaerobic digestion facilities in Canada, resulting in a total potential 3.72-million-tonne shortfall in capacity for processing more complex organic waste. EREF-Canada’s 128-page report also highlights how our organic waste sector has grown since the early 1990s, when the first curbside and depot municipal leaf and yard waste programs were implemented. The research identifies that, as of 2019, there were a total of 328 compost and 59 anaerobic digestion facilities active in Canada, including widespread implementation of smaller organic waste management programs at the local level. Ninety-one percent of all Canadians live in an area that has a residential organic waste management program. Furthermore, curbside programs are widely available, with 83 percent of the population living in an area with access to curbside leaf and yard waste programs, and 71 percent with access to curbside source-separated organics programs.

NATIONAL VARIABILITY

The specifics of organic waste reduction goals for each province vary greatly. For example, while the overall Canadian government goal is to reduce organic waste by 30 percent by 2030 (or 490 kg per person), the Ontario government is shooting for a 50–70 percent reduction by 2023 or 2025, depending on the sector where the goal is applied. Similarly, Nova Scotia is targeting a goal of 50 percent waste

diversion, as well as a target for waste disposal of no more than 300 kg/ person/per year. Quebec and British Columbia have more aggressive goals. Quebec wants to recycle or recover 70 percent of all organic matter by 2030 and reduce the quantity of waste sent for disposal to 525 kg per capita, while British Columbia has a target of diverting 95 percent of organic waste from agricultural, industrial and mu-

nicipal sources. Many provinces and territories have already developed policies and programs that are driving progress toward their organic waste goals. Their continued progress will require the support of good and evolving existing government policies and programs, combined with increased investment in organics management education and infrastructure across the country.

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ever has the time been better for advancing the composting industry through legislation and regulation. At the US Composting Council, we’ve been monitoring bills at the state level – where most of our work has focused since our founding in the 1990s – because this is where solid waste flow control happens in the U.S. If you looked back just five years ago, and searched legislative databases for state bills related to composting, only a handful would turn up. However, a recent search of Legiscan showed more than 500 state bills with the word “compost” in them across the U.S., and more than 300 bills focused on healthy soil. Currently, we have legislation at the federal level being worked on including The Compost Act, which is meant to build infrastructure and catalyze compost use on farms across the U.S. Composting programs are currently part of the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill, and the Compost Infrastructure Coalition, a diverse group of partners lobbying for federal infrastructure funding, is laying tracks for a spot in the Farm Bill in advance of its 2023 scheduled update. The Compost Industry has four focus areas for legislation and regulation changes at all levels of government:

Infrastructure

Conservative estimates show only 10 percent of U.S. compost facilities are accepting food scraps. One of the biggest obstacles is capital. The Compost Act addresses this shortfall with a call for $2 billion over a decade to scale up existing yard trim composting facilities and build new ones capable of accepting food scraps along with other organics.

Compost use

Whether it’s a state Department of Transportation, a county highway administration, or even a local building code for new development, compost use has been integrated into a number of agencies through work done by USCC and the Market Development Committee. This needs to expand to provide the market side of developing infrastructure. There are now 13 DOTs on the list who specify compost in their projects, and the industry is boosted by compost use and buyback policies cropping up more and more at the county level.

Permitting and zoning

A new Model Zoning Template is coming to completion to help municipalities embed compost zoning in their local

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codes, as well as an updated state Model Rule Template. USCC issued the first model rule template in 2012, which has been the source of tiered compost regulations in nearly a dozen states since its release. The revised templates under development will account for new feedstocks, composting methods and scales, resulting in more sites and facilities across the country overall.

Training and certification

The composting industry’s aim is to have more rigorous regulations and goals in this area. One bad composter can ruin the reputation of composting in a state or region (or province) for a decade. Having training standards and a national certification standard cements commercial compost manufacturing as a mature and professional business sector. USCC now has a five-year-old professional certification program with nearly 100 people certified across the country for their expertise running facilities and programs. It’s also important to mention work the industry is doing outside of legislation to establish its longevity. The USCC is working with the Environment Research and Education Foundation (EREF) on the first in-depth and comprehensive look at the industry’s impact nationwide, and follow-up data collection will continue to keep this critical information at the fingertips of investors, bankers and entrepreneurs. An application to the U.S. Census Bureau has also finally resulted in ‘Compost Manufacturing’ being given its own code (325315) in the North American Industry Classification System. This standalone classification means the U.S. Census Bureau will collect industry metrics annually, which has been a long-term goal of the USCC. Additionally, available advocacy tools have been updated and are now available on the USCC website, including training for chapters and members on lobbying strategies. Also in 2022, USCC will launch a database to provide rapid digital lobbying for compost legislation and regulations. With these new tools and a clear focus, the compost industry can optimize its legislative day in the sun and advance. All of this will be part of the discussion at COMPOST2022, the USCC annual meeting and convention, set for January 24–27, in Austin, Texas.

FRANK FRANCIOSI is the executive director of the US Composting Council.


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