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  • ISRI urging next EPA head to put focus on recycling Dec 24, 2008

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is urging President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency to make recycling a major element when dealing with climate change and international trade.

  • Member of copper theft ring receives 25-year sentence Dec 23, 2008

    Weaker prices may be making copper and other metals less attractive to thieves, but the pricing plunge has not translated into weaker sentences.

  • Member of copper theft ring receives 25-year sentence Dec 23, 2008

    Weaker prices may be making copper and other metals less attractive to thieves, but the pricing plunge has not translated into weaker sentences.

  • Aleris lays off workers amid poor business conditions Dec 23, 2008

    Aleris International Inc. has confirmed moves to lay off a total of 81 employees at three of its plants in Kentucky and West Virginia.

  • Asian buys boost US shredded exports Dec 23, 2008

    A shredded scrap buying binge by steelmakers in China and South Korea more than offset lower sales elsewhere to boost U.S. exports by 5.2 percent in October.

  • Asian buys boost US shredded exports Dec 23, 2008

    A shredded scrap buying binge by steelmakers in China and South Korea more than offset lower sales elsewhere to boost U.S. exports by 5.2 percent in October.

  • CFF Recycling changing name on Jan. 1 Dec 22, 2008

    CFF Recycling USA will be renamed Derichebourg Recycling USA, effective next month, the Houston-based scrapyard and trading group said.

  • Wise late paying for scrap, supplier claims Dec 22, 2008

    A scrapyard has filed documents with an Indiana county court claiming that canstock producer Wise Alloys LLC, Muscle Shoals, Ala., is late in paying for a July delivery of 3003 aluminum alloy scrap.

  • Paragon lawsuit vs. Schnitzer gets green light from judge Dec 22, 2008

    A federal judge has ruled that Paragon Metals Inc., challenging a landfill discount granted to Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. for auto shredder fluff, has chosen a valid legal strategy.

  • Copper exports tumble 17.2% in Oct. Dec 22, 2008

    U.S. copper and brass scrap exports skidded 17.2 percent in October from the previous month’s pace as the Chinese sharply curtailed their buying.

  • Copper exports tumble 17.2% in Oct. Dec 22, 2008

    U.S. copper and brass scrap exports skidded 17.2 percent in October from the previous month’s pace as the Chinese sharply curtailed their buying.

  • Paragon lawsuit vs. Schnitzer gets green light from judge Dec 22, 2008

    A federal judge has ruled that Paragon Metals Inc., challenging a landfill discount granted to Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. for auto shredder fluff, has chosen a valid legal strategy.

  • Horsehead halting zinc recycling for week Dec 22, 2008

    Declining domestic steel production has prompted Horse­head Corp. to shut its zinc recycling facilities for the last week of 2008 and revise construction plans for its new South Carolina electric furnace dust facility.

  • E-cycling consolidation set to bring IAER into ISRI fold Dec 19, 2008

    A large portion of the electronics recycling industry will be gathered under the same tent this spring following a mail-in membership vote by the International Association of Electronic Recyclers (IAER) to consolidate with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

  • E-cycling consolidation set to bring IAER into ISRI fold Dec 19, 2008

    A large portion of the electronics recycling industry will be gathered under the same tent this spring following a mail-in membership vote by the International Association of Electronic Recyclers (IAER) to consolidate with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

  • China trade hurt by Goldarrow case Dec 19, 2008

    The alleged kidnapping of a British scrap trader and contract cancellations have made many scrap merchants more wary of dealing with Chinese companies, market participants said.

  • Tomra hoping smaller machine lifts US role Dec 18, 2008

    Tomra Systems ASA, Asker, Norway, pushing for a larger role in U.S. beverage container recycling, is marketing a smaller intake machine in the United States for use at convenience stores, campuses and malls.

  • Tomra hoping smaller machine lifts US role Dec 18, 2008

    Tomra Systems ASA, Asker, Norway, pushing for a larger role in U.S. beverage container recycling, is marketing a smaller intake machine in the United States for use at convenience stores, campuses and malls.

  • Most beverage companies fall short on recycling Dec 18, 2008

    When it comes to container recycling, many beverage companies in the United States have made significant strides forward—but there is still much room for improvement, according to a new scorecard from the As You Sow Foundation, a San Francisco-based advocacy and watchdog group.

  • Boeing scrap won by Alcoa in 1st-qtr. sale Dec 18, 2008

    Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, was high bidder for forthcoming aluminum scrap in Washington state from Boeing Co., offering 55.12 cents a pound for both 2000-and 7000-series alloy.

  • Boeing scrap won by Alcoa in 1st-qtr. sale Dec 18, 2008

    Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, was high bidder for forthcoming aluminum scrap in Washington state from Boeing Co., offering 55.12 cents a pound for both 2000-and 7000-series alloy.

  • Most beverage companies fall short on recycling Dec 18, 2008

    When it comes to container recycling, many beverage companies in the United States have made significant strides forward—but there is still much room for improvement, according to a new scorecard from the As You Sow Foundation, a San Francisco-based advocacy and watchdog group.

  • European scrap rebound said at risk Dec 17, 2008

    A shortage of ferrous scrap in Europe has the potential to lead to further price increases in January, but market participants warned that the recent revival in prices will not be sustainable unless traded volumes increase soon.

  • Copper scrap draws few takers at 80¢/lb. Dec 17, 2008

    Copper scrap offered by the U.S. Defense Department drew a few takers above the 80-cent-a-pound mark on Tuesday, but most transactions were below 70 cents a pound.

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