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Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

Major Automakers Promise Ethical and Socially Responsible Materials Sourcing

A partnership among 10 top automakers called Drive Sustainability announced plans to set up a Raw Materials Observatory as a way to identify and address ethical, environmental, human, and labor rights issues in the sourcing of raw materials within the industry. Representatives from approximately 70 automotive companies, automotive suppliers, NGOs … Read more »

Covanta Metals Recycling

Covanta Plant Recycles Metals from Waste-to-Energy Facilities

Covanta has started up its new metal recycling processing operation in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. The facility cleans and sorts metal materials recovered from a number of Covanta’s energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in the Northeastern US. The facility has a design capacity for up to 12,000 tons per month and includes access … Read more »

$4.6 Million Metals Recycling Facility Under Construction

German metals recycler Mairec plans to build a $4.6 million recycling facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the company’s first overseas operation. Headquartered in Alzenau, Germany, Mairec specializes in the recovery of high-valued rare metals from recycled goods that contain them. Mairec has a diverse customer base across a number of … Read more »

NAM survey

Secure Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Manufacturing

A reliable, secure supply chain for minerals and metals is vital to keeping US manufacturing competitive and sustainable, write the National Mining Association’s Hal Quinn and the Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser in an article on Material Handling & Logistics. The authors cite a survey of manufacturing executives, commissioned by the NMA, … Read more »

Urban Mining Refinery Retrieves Valuable Metals From E-Waste

BlueOak Resources has partnered with the Arkansas Teachers’ Retirement Fund and the Arkansas Development Finance Authority towards the build-out of the first urban mining refinery in the US capable of retrieving valuable metals from e-waste. The facility is the first urban mining facility of its kind in the US, an … Read more »

Covanta Tartech metal recycling facility

Covanta Tartech Recycles Metals from Ash Monofill

Covanta Tartech has begun operating a metals recovery and recycling system at an ash monofill located in Peabody, Mass., and says it expects to recover thousands of tons of metal that has been deposited in the Peabody ash monofill over time. Covanta Tartech, a joint venture of Covanta Energy and … Read more »