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July 5, 2018

In post US holiday trading Comex copper prices have tumbled to a 1-yr low.

 Prices crashed to a one-year low on Thursday morning in the United States with market sentiment in the red metal affected by tough talk on tariffs between the US and China, leaving tremendous uncertainty for future manufacturing sales.

 Copper for September settlement dropped 6.40 cents or 2.2% to $2.8530 per lb, slightly off it's lows for the day of 2....

July 4, 2018

What is Single-Use Plastic?

Single-use plastic is any plastic that can only be used once before being disposed of or recycled. Common examples surround us daily, including: grocery bags, water bottles, product packaging and straws. Recycling plastic rather than throwing it away is ideal, but recycling plastics is more improbable with China and other nations refusing to take North American waste products making recycling plast...

January 5, 2018

Are you still tossing out machines rather than repairing them? Can you be forgiven for hanging onto the outdated notion that nonfunctioning machines and household appliances must be tossed and replaced?

The concept of throwaway culture belongs in the waste bin of history. No longer is it necessary to toss out every washer, A/C, vacuum, fridge, and other household appliance and electronic device. This guide is designed to help y...

January 2, 2018

The copper market should have known 2017 would be an interesting and potentially beneficial year after seeing US President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech promising to rebuild the United States and a 44-day strike at Escondida mine in Chile.

And even with some price weakness at the start of December, copper is still up 19% in the year-to-date and is hovering around the highest level since August 2014. It is quite a turnaroun...

December 29, 2017

China’s recycling challenge

U.S. consumers, firms, agencies will need to step up

DEC 29, 2017

Today’s Opinion stories

Lane County residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling, making it the only county in Oregon to send more waste to be recycled than to the dump last year. The goal is to recycle almost two-thirds of all waste in the county by the middle of next decade.

This rosy picture, however, has had a bucket of cold wate...

December 28, 2017

Now that you’ve vowed to get to the gym more, take some time to help others, and cut back on some of your vices, we at Greengo Recycling  would like to remind you to make recycling part of your New Year’s resolutions.

It’s never too late to begin taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint. In 2018, strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Here are just 7 simple tips for cutting down on waste in the New Year.

1. Go paperless. If y...

December 27, 2017

Christmas morning, and presents have just been opened. Your home is now littered with mounds of colourful wrapping paper. But what on earth to do with it?

It brands itself as paper - so can it be recycled? The short answer? Not always.

And that's because gift wrap often contains much more than simply paper.

"It's a nightmare for paper mills this time of year," confesses Simon Ellin, the chief executive of the Recycling Associatio...

December 6, 2017

"Disposable cups make up 22 per cent of large litter items in Vancouver and are one of the most commonly littered items in the city. Unlike Toronto, single-use cups for hot and cold beverages can be recycled in Vancouver, but as containers rather than paper owing to their inked coatings"..

The City of Vancouver is taking aim at the scores of disposable cups, takeout containers and shopping bags tossed in the trash each week, fi...

December 1, 2017

We need a new approach to how we consume clothes if we want to prevent obscene volumes of waste, widespread exhaustion of critical resources and the toxic pollution of the environment, according to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

“The textiles industry is a huge industry employing more than 300 million people globally,” says Rob Opsomer, co-author of the report. “It’s also very polluting. We fou...

November 16, 2017

The fourth industrial revolution may well be back on.

Materialise promises to show how it’s enabling customers to take 3D printing to the next level at formnext powered by tct. The Belgian 3D printing leader will announce new software automation tools and showcase its latest developments in manufacturing and digital supply chains at the Frankfurt event on 14-17th November.

Building on the trend for metal 3D printing, Materialise...

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