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World news round-up 23 October 2014

US to impose anti-dumping duties on Russian steel; Bio-diesel plant in Philippines; Waste oil recovery plant in US;

US to impose anti-dumping duties on Russian steel

The US says it will terminate a deal which protected the Russian steel producers from high import duties. The country has giving Russia 60 days’ notice of the termination and anti-dumping duties would then apply.

The deal had sheltered Russian steelmakers from anti-dumping duties as high as 184.56% on hot-rolled, flat-rolled, carbon quality steel, instead setting a cap on imports and a minimum price.


Plastic boost from rail company

Ohio-based Axion has received a purchase order from a major transit company in North America which has ordered approximately $377K of plastic switch ties to replace old wood rail ties.

The product offers a durable and cost effective alternative to wood ties and means over 350,000 lbs. of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in our oceans and landfills is to be recycled.

Press release

Bio-diesel plant in Philippines

Metro Pacific Investment has signed a memorandum of agreement with city officials in Tagum, Philippines to construct a PHP700m (£7m) facility to generate 10,000 gallons of bio-diesel fuel from processed wastes such as plastic bags.

Business Inquirer

Waste oil recovery plant in US

RJD Green will commence operation of its first waste oil recovery plant, at Nowata County, Oklahoma, in the second quarter of 2015. The plant is designed to treat up to 25,000 barrels of waste oil monthly, recovering 45% to 60% of the targeted waste processed in salable oil with 99% purity. The plant will process waste streams from oil field production, tank farms, oil terminals, and other hydrocarbon disposals.

Market Wired

ISRI promotes workmen safety norms

The Institute of Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced the formation of a ‘Circle of Safety Excellence’ to promote and encourage safety across the US recycling industry. The new initiative is open to all members of ISRI who are committed to best safety practices in the workplace.



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