Newport CH International Group: UK waste industry backs EU level policies

A Governmental review of EU powers affecting the UK has revealed general support for waste and environment regulations.

The cross-department ‘balance of competences’ review looked at how UK industry and other stakeholders viewed the influence of EU legislation.

It said the waste management profession agreed that EU Landfill Directive and Waste Framework “significantly changed the UK’s approach to waste management, reducing landfill and increasing recycling”.

The Environmental Services Association told the review the Landfill Directive had led to a “huge reduction” in UK methane emissions from landfill, which are down 65% since 1990, and a “much better” rate of recovery of materials and energy for the UK economy.

In its response, the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) said EU climate change policies had driven economic growth and jobs by creating a sufficiently large market for low-carbon technologies.

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management called for further regulation in some areas and said there should be new EU-wide standards for solid recovered fuel and refuse derived fuels.

Both the CIWM and the Resource Association said that an additional 50,000 jobs could be created if the UK increased its recycling rate to 70%.

Some respondents warned against the cost of waste obligations on small to medium sized businesses.

The review said: “The evidence showed that in some cases respondents believed that EU regulation had not found the right balance between costs and benefits and that some legislation was disproportionate, with high costs experienced by companies or individuals leading to minimal environmental benefits.”

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Newport CH International Group: Area lacks pollutant inventory

HUNTINGTON — West Virginia American Water’s Huntington Treatment Plant carries a high susceptibility ranking for contamination with more potentially significant contaminants upstream than any other water system in the area, but very little is known about those pollutants and their impact on Cabell County’s main water supply, according to a state report published in June 2003.

The unanswered questions may come as unsettling in light of a Jan. 9 chemical spill, which leaked Crude MCHM from Freedom Industries into the Elk River and subsequently into the water company’s Kanawha Valley intake a mile downstream.

West Virginia American Water claimed to have zero knowledge of the chemical’s presence at Freedom Industries, but reassures those living in Cabell County that adequate monitoring exists upstream and at Huntington’s water intakes to detect almost anything before it impacts the local water supply, said Sandy Johnson, water quality supervisor at the Huntington Treatment Plant. Her facility also benefits from a catalog of top concerns as cataloged by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO).

“New chemicals are produced every day, new industry is moving in every day, so you can’t be 100 percent prepared,” she said. “We’ve been on the Ohio River. We know what is there all of the time. We’re testing it. I’m proud of the Ohio River that it has cleaned up over years. Instead of being more polluted, it’s getting cleaner and cleaner. I’m very proud of getting our water from there.”

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A state report regarded by some authorities and experts as Huntington’s best inventory of possible contaminants relies on more than decade-old information. The June 2003 assessment cataloged possible sites and placed each on a map with no further details identifying the potential contaminant, according to officials at the state Source Water Assessment and Wellhead Protection Program.

State officials followed the assessment in 2006 with an emergency contingency and land management plan for Huntington, but like the initial effort, Source Water Protection leaders said it did little to detail specific contaminants.

Also still lacking nearly 11 years later is the June 2003 report’s prescribed next step, a source water protection plan. Officials cited a lack of funding.

Evan Hansen of Downstream Strategies in Morgantown, W.Va., said the January spill underscores the need for better information. He testified last month before state lawmakers after co-authoring a report that analyzed the Charleston spill. His recommendations called for updating of the decade-old assessments and drafting the protections plans, some of which have never been completed. He urged state lawmakers to mandate both items and provide the necessary funding. READ FULL ARTICLE

Newport CH International Group: Rallying call for recycling

I have no doubt that we have entered a new dawn in Scotland with the advent of the new Waste Regulations which came into force at the beginning of this year.

With an ambitious target set by the Scottish Government of 70% recycling and just 5% of waste going to landfill by 2025, the regulations are instrumental in helping us achieve this aim. However throughout the process of raising awareness of the regulations I’ve found it encouraging to see a real awakening across Scotland of the financial benefits on offer through managing waste more effectively.

Indeed, many businesses and organisations now know that it makes absolute financial sense to cut down on waste and recycle wherever possible; staking their claim to some of the estimated £192m savings on offer through businesses and organisations in Scotland becoming more savvy with how they manage their waste.

Here at Zero Waste Scotland, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that as many businesses and organisations as possible were prepared for the regulations when they came into force on 1 January.

The requirements are clear: all businesses and public sector organisations in Scotland are legally required to separate key recyclable materials including paper and card, plastic, metals and glass for recycling collection. In addition all food businesses which produce over 50kg of food waste per week must present this for separate collection unless they are located in a rural area. Regulations are a legal requirement, but can also have the added benefit of economic benefits for organisations.

That’s why it’s encouraging to see businesses across Scotland, large and small, come to realize that there is real value in their waste and as a result, making changes accordingly. Whereas the majority of larger companies have been separating their waste to some extent for some time, the new regulations have perhaps been more significant for smaller companies who are now beginning to see some substantial cost savings through the new way in which they now manage their waste.

While the perception is generally that recycling more means spending more, in many cases, businesses will see a minimal change in costs and in fact there can even be additional savings.  For businesses which already recycle a couple of different materials, often adding others in to their existing contract comes at no extra cost. And by recycling more, you can afford to slim down your bin or reduce the frequency of residual waste collections, cutting the cost of waste management services. 

This increasing recognition across Scotland of the financial benefits of separating waste for recycling, rather than having to pay hefty landfill charges, has perhaps been felt most keenly by the hospitality industry. This comes as no surprise as a recent report from WRAP highlighted the staggering annual cost to Scotland’s hospitality and food service sector of throwing away its food waste.

By implementing ways in which food waste can be cut down and recycled rather than thrown away, the industry is set to save a staggering £166m per annum.

Already we have seen evidence of companies within the hospitality industry making considerable savings – ranging from simple changes to bring them in line with the law, to more innovative and forward thinking approaches to help them stand out from the crowd.

  • Aberdeen pub and restaurant The Mains of Scotstown has benefitted from nearly £8,000 of yearly savings due to the implementation of unique ways of handling its waste, including encouraging the use of ‘doggy boxes’ and feeding food waste to their very own wormery, to then be used again to grow vegetables.
  • The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has been able to divert 50% of its waste from landfill to be recycled, cutting out substantial landfill charges.
  • The Hanging Bat, a micro brewery and beer cafe in Edinburgh, has only needed to implement a few simple measures to meet the waste regulations and by doing so has been able to reduce its waste to landfill by 90%.

 

  • The whole ethos of Edinburgh restaurant Timberyard is built on waste prevention, with recycled and re-used materials being used to furnish the restaurant; and menus made from recycled paper being used as order pads at the end of their life, and then as fuel for their wood burning stove.

However, given that the new regulations apply to all businesses and public sector organisations in Scotland, the waste industry itself has also had to step up to the mark and lead by example in the way that they themselves operate. It’s been great to be an instrumental player in facilitating this change through our new Resource Sector Commitment; and it’s our ambition to see all organisations involved in providing waste or resource management services to commercial customers in Scotland sign up to this programme.

The Resource Sector Commitment is a voluntary initiative through which signatories demonstrate their support for Scotland’s zero waste ambitions and state their commitment to delivering clearer and more flexible contracts, high quality, innovative resource management services and resource efficiency advice.

Social enterprise Changeworks Recycling was the first waste and resource management company to be accredited and has led by example by recycling everything where possible and using EEV low carbon vehicles which run on biofuels. Staff training has been key for the company and due to being involved in the consultation on the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations back in 2009, Changeworks has been able to be at the forefront of developments in waste regulation and has tailored how it operates accordingly.

Local authorities and private contractors including Lowmac and William Tracey Group have also signed up to the commitment.  William Tracey Group has taken an innovative approach to waste collection to help make the transition to compliance easier for its customers.  Their new split body vehicles collect all recyclable materials in one visit, ensuring that waste which has been carefully sorted stays segregated, whilst carbon emissions resulting from its transport are reduced.

At Zero Waste Scotland, together with our partners, the Scottish Government, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Convention of Scotland Local Authorities (CoSLA), Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM), Federation of Small Businesses, and Scottish local authorities; we have worked hard to ensure all businesses and public sector organisations were aware of the regulations in good time to make the necessary changes to their businesses and organisations in order to be legally compliant.

I am tremendously proud of the real collaboration I’ve seen between all parties in raising awareness of the new waste regulations and I see this partnership going from strength to strength as the New Year continues.

Recycling conserves our valuable natural resources!

- Recycling helps to conserve our natural resources such as oil, metal and water.

- For example plastic bottles can be recycled into new plastic bottles and polyester fibres for use in fleece jumpers and car mats. By recycling we reduce the amount of natural resources needed to make products and packaging. Also less mining and extraction occurs, which is beneficial to the natural habitats of wild animals.

- Click here for more information on what materials can be recycled

Recycling saves energy!

- Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy required to produce aluminium from raw materials.

- Recycling just one plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours!

Recycling protects the environment!

- Recycling helps to conserve energy, so less greenhouse gases are emitted.

- Recycling reduces our dependence on landfill. With less materials going to landfill, less harmful emissions like methane gas are released into the earth’s atmosphere.

- Since Repak was established in Ireland in 1997, over 4.4 million tonnes of used packaging has been diverted from landfill, that’s enough waste to create a trail of trucks from Dublin to New York!

Recycling can save you money!

- By putting more recyclable materials into your recycling bin you reduce the amount of times you have to put your general refuse or black bin out for collection. It is usually more expensive to collect the black bin than the recycling bin, so recycling can save you money!

 

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We all know recycling is good for the environment, but many don’t realize the ways recycling can positively impact their own community. These days, there are more than just moral incentives for communities to establish recycling options and encourage participation.

Here are five ways the benefits of recycling can hit close to home:

1. Creates Green Jobs

Recycling has become a major industry that reaches far beyond your average curbside pickup program. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2010 employment in green goods and services accounted for 3.1 million jobs in the United States. The green job potential grows exponentially the more communities invest in their own recycling efforts.

It’s easy to associate green jobs with what we see most often, such as curbside collection services, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot to do with recycling that goes on behind the scenes.

2. Earning Potential

The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure couldn’t be truer than in the case of recycling.

The market value of recycled or recyclable materials offers a great incentive for communities that recycle en mass. These days there are growing opportunities for communities to earn money by selling their recyclables or their already recycled materials. Processors and manufactures often purchase them so that they can make new products for less money than with virgin material.

3. Savings Potential

Recycling isn’t just saving materials from the landfill; it’s also saving expenses and resources for communities that participate.

Recycling can help save money by diverting solid waste from regular garbage collection. Landfill fees are an easily overlooked aspect of tossing your trash out, but they are costs that add up and are usually absorbed by local budgets.

4. Reduced Community Impact

Recycling on a local level offers the chance to make a big picture difference.

Many materials such as plastic bottles and aluminum are 100 percent recyclable, but unless they get collected, their potential is being trashed. Recycling significantly reduces the amount of materials that end up in our waste stream, which means less waste is landing in landfills or getting incinerated.

The processing and manufacturing of recyclables allows companies to reduce their reliance on virgin materials. Virgin materials are usually mined and processed, which requires energy and can pollute the surrounding environment. According to the EPA, producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from raw materials.

5. Community Outreach/Involvement

In some cases, national partnerships are developed to assist local recycling initiatives, such as the recently announced partnership between the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP). By coming together, both organizations will be involved in assisting local communities in developing their curbside recycling programs.

A study recently released by the National Association for PET Container Resources shows that as of 2010, plastic bottles were the most commonly recycled material collected in curbside collection programs nationwide, and are recycled at a rate of about 29 percent – a number IBWA hopes to see grow.

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Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community and the environment.

Benefits of Recycling

- Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators;

- Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals;

- Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials;

- Saves energy;

- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change;

- Helps sustain the environment for future generations;

- Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States.

Steps to Recycling Materials

Recycling includes the three steps below, which create a continuous loop, represented by the familiar recycling symbol.

- Step 1: Collection and Processing

- Step 2: Manufacturing

- Step 3: Purchasing New Products Made from Recycled Materials

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There are significant environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling. Recycling helps create jobs, can be more cost effective than trash collection, reduces the need for new landfills, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, and adds significantly to the U.S. economy.

More Jobs, Economic Development, and Tax Revenue

- Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials.

- The recycling and reuse industry consists of approximately 56,000 establishments that employ over 1.1 million people, generate an annual payroll of nearly $37 billion, and gross over $236 billion in annual revenues.

More Energy Security

- The amount of energy saved differs by material, but almost all recycling processes achieve significant energy savings compared to virgin material production. For example, recycling of aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from virgin sources. For each can recycled, this is enough energy to run a television or computer for three hours.

- By conservative estimates, recycling was projected to save 605 trillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) in 2005, equal to the energy used in 6 million households annually.

Less Greenhouse Gas Emissions

- Current evidence suggests that it is likely that human activities have contributed to accelerated warming of the Earth’s surface through the increase of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

- While there is uncertainty regarding the human and ecological impacts of climate change, scientists have identified that our health, agriculture, water resources, forests, wildlife and coastal areas are vulnerable to the changes that global warming may bring.

Less Pressure on Landfills and More Natural Resources for Future Generations

- Recycling revenues can help defray recycling costs and forestall the need for new disposal capacity as every cubic yard of material recycled is one less cubic yard of landfill space that is required. These avoided costs are part of the “revenues” that recycling brings to a community. For example, in 1996, Ann Arbor, Michigan, spent $71 per ton on recycling and composting, compared to $86 per ton for trash collection and disposal.

- In 1996, 130 million cubic yards of material were diverted from landfills due to recycling and composting. If this amount of material had not been recycled, the U.S. would have needed 64 additional landfills, each with enough capacity to serve the combined city populations of Dallas and Detroit.

 

Newport CH International Group LLC: Office Locations

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CORPORATE OFFICE

Newport CH International LLC, USA

1100 W. Town and Country Rd., Suite 1388, Orange, CA 92868 USA

OFFICE: 714-572-8881

FAX: 714-572-0988

To Email, Click on Contact Name.

Jimmy Yang – Export Sales

Jim Fagelson – Purchasing

Clark Hahne – Purchasing

Michael Kelso – Sales & Purchasing

Hamilton Wen – Sales & Purchasing, Plastic

Eddy Kuo – Sales & Purchasing, Plastic/Metal

Robert Stevens – Sales & Purchasing, Metal

NORTH AMERICA - SAN FRANCISCO

Ben Wilde – Purchasing - North America

268 Bush St, #4104 San Francisco, CA 94104

OFFICE: (415) 926-0679

CHICAGO

Joe Riconosciuto – Purchasing - North America

944 McCormick Lane

West Chicago, IL 60185

OFFICE: (630) 414-8444

CANUSA HERSHMAN RECYCLING

Dave Ward

45 Northeast Industrial Road

Brandford CT, 06405

OFFICE: (203) 315-3124

NCH CHINA

Pan Bo – Sales, Shanghai

NO. 1258 Yu Yuan Road, Room 810, Green Land Business Center

Shanghai, China 200050

OFFICE: 86-21-32200243

UNITED KINGDOM

Gary Bowman – Purchasing, United Kingdom

The Grove, Pipers Lane,

Harpenden AL5 5AJ

England

OFFICE: 44 7990 524136

EUROPE

Bjorn Enemark – Purchasing, Europe

Zuiderpark 19

9724 AH Groningen

The Netherlands

OFFICE: 31 508 200182

Newport CH International Group LLC: Plastic Broker

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Newport CH International is a leader in the field of exporting recyclable fibers, plastics, and metals. We are known for providing professional, efficient, and excellent service to all of our suppliers and customers around the world. We are actively looking for plastic brokers in the Midwest, South, and South East regions as well as Central America, Europe, and Canada. The ideal candidate will already have a book of business in plastic commodities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Proactively prospect and maintain positive relationship with customers within an assigned region.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following responsibilities are general duties; the actual duties required of this position may vary.

-Proactively maintain and retain existing customers

-Cultivate and exhibit an awareness of market behaviors and competitive trends

-Maintain thorough knowledge of the company’s available services, lines of business, pricing structures, and offer additional services as appropriate to existing customers

-Oversee and manage current company vendors and/or equipment

-Communicate with logistics team on a consistent basis

-Participate in relevant trade shows and other company-sponsored activities as required

REQUIREMENTS

-Experience in recycling industry (recycling commodities preferred)

-Ability to work remotely (from a home office and travel)

-Excellent written and oral presentation skills

-Superior communication skills, both with internal support teams and external customers

-Self-motivated, highly-driven, and a high degree of personal integrity

Newport CH offers a competitive salary, commission, expense account and comprehensive

benefits including medical, dental, matching 401k, and paid vacation.

For immediate consideration please e-mail your resume to NewportHR@newportchintl.com

***Please read the requirements before sending your resume! ***