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Are Trade Wars a Wake-Up Call for Recycling Industry?

An article which appeared in the Telegram.com highlights that the U.S. recycling industry essentially collects glass, paper, metals and electronic scrap (e-scrap), does some sorting but then ships it all overseas to countries with lower labor costs to finish the sorting and convert the materials back into something that can be used in a new […]

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Adopting Lean Manufacturing Practices Makes Economic Sense

In this International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) video, Brajendra Mishra, the Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and director of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling, explains why lean manufacturing makes sound economic sense.  Lean manufacturing, which is the concept of using less labor, energy, materials and water to […]

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Advances in Recovery of Metallic Fines

Electronic scrap (or e-scrap, which can refer to a variety of electronic products that have met their end of life) is one of the fastest growing discarded material streams in the world. With the advancement of the technological age, industry and consumers are continuously disposing of cellphones, computers, monitors, laptops, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax […]

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Carbon Footprint Analysis

Watch this video to learn how students at CR3 work with the Automotive Recyclers of Massachusetts (ARM) to assess the impact of our carbon footprint on the environment.  Students and industry work together to identify how automotive materials can be reused, recovered and recycled, creating a more sustainable future.

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