Scrap Industry Professional

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Scrap Industry Professional

Welcome to Scrap Industry Professional - the site specifically aimed at those involved with scrap secondary materials. We cover all aspects of collecting, merchanting and processing of scrap. Ferrous, non-ferrous, electronic and precious metals, paper, plastics, tyres or any other commercially traded secondary material. 

Waste Transfer Notes
Electrostatic Separator

Electrostatically Recovering Copper Wire. 

A combination of an ElectroStatic Separator and a Metal Separation Module is enabling the recovery of fine copper and other metals from a waste product at a UK metal recycling company.
The Bunting ElectroStatic Separator, launched earlier in 2020, ....More 


Recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into secondary raw materials for new tyres.

There was excitement at the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar on October 15 following a guest presentation on the recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELTs). The presentation covered using secondary raw materials for tyres and other product applications. ...More

Steel Manufacture

Liberty Steel Group has announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp Europe.

Liberty Steel Group, part of sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has announced that it has made a non-binding indicative offer (NBIO) to acquire the steel activities of Thyssenkrupp.

Richard Taroni

The curios case of a tin stuffed with cash that turned up at H W Taroni, Birmigham.

A brass box stuffed with cash and an important note turned up at Taroni’s of Birmingham. The locked box was found in a 15 tonne pile of scrap brass as it was being sorted at the yard in Aston.

Manager Richard Taroni said: "There was a note inside the box, it said 'for the sick kids'. ....More

Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology

Recycling Technologies, Neste and Unilever combine expertise.

Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider; Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and a forerunner in drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions; and Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of leading global brands, .....More

Scrap at Portland

Portland Scrap Metal fined for keeping waste vehicles.

Portland Scrap Metal Ltd has been told to pay more than £15,000 for illegally storing end-of-life vehicles.
Weymouth Magistrates Court fined the Dorset firm £9,000 for ignoring several warnings from the Environment Agency telling it to stop the practice and clear all scrap cars from the site. ....More

Shipping Containers

Sri Lanka has sent 21 containers of waste back to the UK. 

The returned shipment was supposed to be mattresses, rugs and carpets which were ready to be recycled. Instead the shipment allegedly included plastic, polythene and some hospital waste. These containers, each of which holds 260 tonnes, were part of a shipment by a private firm .....More

Presona Mega Baler

Presona have nicked named their new baler the "Mega" baler. 

The Presona MP 270MH baler, nicknamed “Mega” is a the most powerful baler in the Presona range. It is ideally suited to recycling and sorting plants or other businesses that bale large quantities of material.
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Apple I Phone

Apple sues recycling firm that 'resold old gadgets'.

Apple is suing a company in Canada it claims resold more than 100,000 devices it sent to be recycled.
The technology giant sent more than 500,000 old iPhones, Watches and iPads to Geep Canada from 2015 to 2017.
But after carrying out an audit in 2018 ....More

Exporting Paper

Vietnam bans import of mixed paper. 

Vietnam, will ban the import of mixed paper from 1st January 2022, This does not appear to affect OCC The country’s prime minister issued a statement Sept. 24 that details new import guidelines for recovered materials. The statement identifies mixed paper by its harmonised commodity code ....More

Electronic Scrap

Remet purchase Yorkshire based Universal Recycling. 

Remet have purchase Universal Recycling after they appointed administrators. The administrators Grant Thornton UK said a sale had been agreed and the business and assets of Portbond Limited and London Wiper Company Limited, trading as Universal Recycling, were purchased as a going concern ....More


Liberty Steel welcomes shadow cabinet ministers to Rotherham to see GREENSTEEL potential.

Liberty Steel UK, part of the GFG Alliance, welcomed Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband MP and Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey MP to the company’s Rotherham mill to see how Liberty’s new GREENSTEEL infrastructure products ....More.

fridge Freezers

Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business from 1 January 2021. 

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. So what will you need to do from 1 January 2021 when Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) will regulate fluorinated greenhouse gases. ......More

Scrap Metal and Plastic

Risk assessments for your environmental permit.

You do not need to do your own risk assessment if you are applying for a standard rules permit and can meet all the requirements for that permit.

The Environment Agency has done generic risk assessments .....More

China Flag

China publishes new standards for non ferrous metals say BIR. 

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) recently reported that China published it’s standards for non ferrous metals as: GB/T38470-2019 - for brass; GB/T38471-2019 - for copper; GB/T38472-2019 - for aluminium alloys.

New Volo's for Commercial Recycling

Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd have updated their mobile plant fleet 

Commercial Recycling (Southern) Ltd have updated their mobile plant fleet with new Volvo machines including, for the first time, an EW240E material handler, as part of the company’s ongoing fleet and machinery replenishment ....More

Dirk Dirk Mylich Appointed Bunting’s European Recycling

Dirk Mylich Appointed Bunting’s European Recycling Product Manager. 

Dirk Mylich has assumed the new position of Bunting’s European Recycling Product Manager. The appointment reflects the ever-growing importance of environmental management . .....More

Latest R 940 high-reach machine

Latest R 940 high-reach machine replaces outgoing R 944 C Litronic model.

Liebherr-France SAS, which has been manufacturing demolition excavators since 1961 for many different applications, such as earthmoving and tunnel construction, have announced the global launch of the R 940 crawler excavator.....More

Tesla Electric Car

J.B. Straubel aims to be the world’s top battery recycling company.

Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel wants to build his startup Redwood Materials into the world's top battery recycling company and one of the largest battery materials companies. 

Anneliese Dodds, visits Weightron Bilanciai Ltd

MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anneliese Dodds, visits Weightron Bilanciai Ltd.

With three days remaining for SMEs to provide redundancy notices due to the furlough scheme ending on the 31st October – MP and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anneliese Dodds, discusses with Weightron Bilanciai, ....More

Matthew Wroe

JCB accountant Matthew conquers dyslexia to pen children’s book

Assistant Financial Controller Matthew Wroe of JCB has conquered his dyslexia and swapped numbers for words by writing a book in aid of his favourite charities.  ....More

Earth fro space

UKEF increases financial support in over 100 countries, benefitting UK businesses looking to export.

As part of the UK government’s ambition to boost trade globally, UK Export Finance (UKEF) can now provide increased financial support that will benefit UK exporters ....More

Abbey Skips

Officers raid Abbey Skips in Corby.

The Environment Agency worked with Northamptonshire police to execute a warrant at a suspected illegal waste site in Corby which was operating as Abbey Skips.

Plastic Building Bricks

Lego has vowed that its bricks will no longer be made from plastic by 2030.

Lego System A/S is a Danish toy manufacturer based in Billund, Denmark. It is best known for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks.

Wheeled Bins
Material Handler

Doosan adds new DX230WMH-5 to Material Handler Range.

Doosan expand its Material Handler range with the launch of the new 23 tonne DX230WMH-5 model. This new model joins the recently introduced DX250WMH-5 25 tonne machine. Both models are aimed at material handling duties in recycling, demolition, .... More

Metal Fires

Scrap fires happen more often than you may think.

Fires in Daventry, Kidderminster, Swansea, Rochdale, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bury, Sidcup, Lancing are just a few of the scrap yard fires that have taken place in the first six months of 2020. ....More

Flexible Plastic Packaging Sorting

Cromwell Plastic Recycling increase polythene recycling capacity.

Following on from investment in new machinery and an expansion of their Polythene Recovery Service; Cromwell Plastic Recycling, part of the Cromwell Group since January of this year, has extended its capacity to recover and reprocess waste polythene. .....More


New refinery using bacteria to recover precious metals planned for Cheshire.

TNew Zealand based Mint Innovation, plans to open the UK’s first commercial refinery for extraction precious metals from WEEE. The refinery will use a bacteria-based process for recover the metal. .... More

Chris Sheppard

A first for EMR as they commit to zero emissions.

EMR have become the recycling company to sign up to three of the Climate Groups initiatives EV100, EP100and RE100. EMR are one of only eight companies globally who have signed to these initiatives. ...More

L 509 Liebherr telescopic wheel loader

The L 509 Tele is Liebherr’s first telescopic wheel loader.

The new L 509 Liebherr telescopic wheel loader combines the lifting height of a regular telescopic loader with the handling performance of a classic wheel loader. ....More

Ken Mills Team

Ken Mills Engineering Team Take On The Three Peak Challenge For Charity

13 people from Ken Mills Engineering are took on the 3 Peaks Challenge on the 17th of July to raise money for Bliss a charity that help premature and sick babies in the uk. Please donate if you can, thank you! ....More

Jeremy Blake

Enval appoints Jeremy Blake to accelerate further growth.

Enval has appointed Jeremy Blake as part of its senior management team, in charge of operations and accelerating the business’ strong growth.

Charging Electric Cars

Electric cars are no longer the future. 

Electric cars are no longer the future, they are the present. The UK Government has also announced it is fast tracking the ban on petrol and diesel cars and bringing the ban forward to 2035. .....More

Recycling Exhibitions

RWM Exhibition Postponed.

Roar Techmedia the event organiser for the RWM exhibition have taken the decision to postpone RWM until September 2021. Likewise the Environment Media Group, organisers of the MRE and CARS exhibition....More

Cathode ray Tubes

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. 

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations set out recovery and recycling targets for waste electrical equipment. 


Sims announce a 25 percent decrease in revenue for its fiscal year 2020.

Sims Limited a global leader in metal and electronics recycling, and an emerging leader in the municipal recycling and the renewable energy  ....More

Equipment Directory


Konti J series baler

The new KONTI J-series bigger, stronger, heavier.

Possibly the best known and most successful European, fully automatic channel baling press - the KONTI - has been updated and the result is the KONTI J series. ....More

Aldi Store

Aldi UK operations plan to reduce use of plastic packaging.

Aldi UK has announced a new commitment to reduce the volume of plastic packaging used by 50 percent by 2025 in the U.K.

The U.K. arm of the Germany-based  ....More

Sennebogen 817 E series

New engine for the Sennebogen 817 E-Series.

Since its successful market launch at IFAT 2018, the 817 E series impresses customers with its compact dimensions and fast working cycles in recycling applications worldwide. ....More

Overband Magnet

Bunting Electro Overband Magnet Protects Gold Mine.

The largest Electro Overband Magnet ever built at the Bunting manufacturing plant in Redditch, UK is destined for installation in a gold mine in Northern Finland. ....More.

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