By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Wise Metals has increased the aluminum can melting capacity at its Muscle Shoals, Alabama recycling plant by 55 percent. The $25 million expansion now allows the firm to melt 125 tons of cans per hour . The company says this makes the plant the largest can recycling facility in the world. The metal is used at the site to make new aluminum sheet stock.
Waste Management of Arizona has announced that it is opening an organics recycling facility in Arizona with Garick LLC, a maker of biomass fuel, as well as organic lawn and garden products. The Maricopa Organics Recycling Facility  will be used to convert yard waste and clean wood that will be processed into biomass wood fuel, compost and mulch.
The new film adaption of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax has drawn criticism for its perceived anti-business and anti-plastic agenda. But the American Chemistry Council hopes to re-frame all that with www.plasticsandthelorax.com , a website that seeks to channel the environmental message of the film to encourage kids to recycle plastics.
A survey  on "how much scrap processing, handling and related equipment is employed throughout the scrap recycling industry in the U.S." is currently underway by SAI Industrial LLC, will be released in July by ISRI, which commissioned the survey.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has announced that Rehrig Pacific Logistics plans to lease and build out a 38,400-square-foot facility  in Northampton County. The plant will produce 100-percent recycled wood products for use in the construction industry and will create 39 jobs. The company has seven other locations in the state.
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