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    An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. These are global concerns affecting every living creature. But how much can we truly do to slow or reverse global issues, and when is it up the government to promote change? Over time, businesses have become more environmentally conscious, and […]

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    An estimated 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin plastics have been produced, a sum that seems both impressive and almost unimaginable when you take into account that plastics have only been produced for a little more than 70 years. Plastics did not enter mass production until the late 1940s beginning with new products such as […]

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    You might think that putting fresh tires on your car or truck means the old set will end up in the dump. Thanks to some creative thinking on the part of entrepreneurs around the world, worn down tire tread isn’t the end of a rubber tire’s life cycle. First implemented as padding on a handful […]

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    Conveyors are often overlooked when it comes to processing equipment, something that many take for granted like the road that leads to work, or home, or the store. They move your material from one process to the next until it is complete. It’s a simple enough task. But ponder for a minute what would happen […]

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    On average, the United States produces about 250 million tons of solid waste every year. More than half that waste is organic material like paper, paperboard, yard trimmings, or byproducts from the agricultural and forestry industries. Otherwise known as biomass, this organic material can be formed into biomass briquettes that can contend or coexist with […]

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    Can recycling be a profitable endeavor? The answer seems a bit of a blur in recent times due to the panic caused by China’s National Sword program and a few ups and downs in the market for recycled goods. Regardless of the nay-sayers, recycling is still seeing profits. In fact, the global recycling industry is […]

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    Forests cover more than thirty percent of the planet. Consumers and conservationists alike, understand the value of trees, whether you’re battling climate change or picking out the perfect wood coffee table. However, most people operate under the impression that the only way wood can find a new life is by burning it in a fire. […]

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    At General Kinematics, we understand that creating a brighter future means providing products that make life better. That’s why we’re proud to help municipal solid waste programs around the world with our innovative equipment and services. Municipal waste programs are the foundation of any civilized society — but how much time have you spent considering […]

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    Asphalt shingles were first introduced in the early 1900’s, originally made up of organic material with a cotton rag used as a base. Eventually, in the 1920’s other materials would be used due to the rise in the price of cotton. Today, fiberglass and an organic base are the most common materials on the market. […]

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    The future is here Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are reaching the capabilities that the media has romanticized for years. Simple robotic arms used for repetitive functions have been a staple of the manufacturing industry since their introduction in the early 1960s. Fast forward nearly 60 years later, manufacturing and other industrial processes are about to […]

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