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BIR Amsterdam 2023 - Check out the Shredder Committee programme: Putting safety and technical advances in the spotlight

  • 08 May 2023

Shredder Plenary Session :

Putting safety and technical advances in the spotlight

Shredder Committee new

As observed by the BIR Shredder Committee’s Chairman Scott Newell III at last year’s meeting in Barcelona, ongoing growth in shredder numbers worldwide is ensuring their ever-greater practical role in achieving decarbonization goals. At the same time, however, shredder operators are being asked to contend with an array of challenges, not least higher operating costsincreased battery-related fire risks and testing emission targetsThe meeting in Amsterdam on May 23 will address not only the Committee’s response to this challenging operational environment - such as through its annual shredder safety survey - but also latest technical developments designed to boost shredder efficiencies. Surely a must-attend event for all shredder operators eager to keep an eye on latest trends and future business prospects.

Programme and speakers:

George Adams, CEO, SA Recycling (USA)

Incoming material management and fire prevention regarding lithium batteries

George Adams is President of SA Recycling, located in Anaheim, California (USA). He has been in the recycling metal business since 1977. Originally started by his father almost 50 years ago as a single recycling metal facility in Anaheim, Adams Steel merged with Sims Metal Management in September of 2007 to form SA Recycling. SA Recycling now has over 120 locations in 15 states with almost 3,000 employee and will process 5 million tons of recycled metals annually. Mr Adams is an attorney who earned his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University in 1984. He is member of the American, California, and Orange County Bar Associations. He served as Chairman of ISRI from April 2008 until May of 2010. Adams is author of the book, "Create the Connection: 25 Surefire Strategies for Success in Leadership and Life," based on his 40 years of discovering what works and what doesn't.

Howard Bluck, Technical Director, BMRA (GBR)

“Classification of shredder residue in the UK to hazardous waste”

Howard Bluck, Technical Director at the British Metals Recycling Association, has over 15 years' experience of the metals recycling industry. With responsibilities for the Association's environmental and technical matters, he has built-up an extensive knowledge of the legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern the sector. He was previously a national expert at the EU's Joint Research Council during the revision of the Waste Treatments BREF which brought metal shredders into the scope of the Industrial Emissions Directive. With post-graduate degrees in geochemistry and environmental law, he is also a Board Member of EuRIC and Vice-President of their ferrous metals branch, EFR.

Sebastian Raubinger, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), SEDA Group (AUT)

“E-CAR Recycling 2023 … Training / Equipment / Premises”

Mr Raubinger has been working for SEDA-Umwelttechnik GmbH since 2010. The company is a ISO9001 certified company specialized in developing, manufacturing and selling end-of-life vehicle recycling technologies, stations and special tools and equipment for the recycling industry. As an international company SEDA´s manufacturing and administrative headquarters are located in Tyrol, Austria. With an excellent distribution-network, SEDA-Umwelttechnik GmbH is a successful mid-size company. SEDA’s equipment and premises are innovative, its market-leading products have set technical and ecological standards for many years ahead of time.

Quick links BIR Amsterdam 2023

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Overview of registration fees
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