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Formed in 1991, Regain Polymers is located in Yorkshire and specialises in recycling post-consumer and post-industrial rigid plastics, producing tightly-specified compounds from seven extrusion lines...
Amidst the many shredder and baler manufacturers, the French company Minet Lacing Technology (MLT) stood out with its various patented conveyor belt solutions. ‘Recyclers have to process a lot...
According to Marionnaud, only around 50% of people in France currently recycle beauty product packaging while just one in five recycles nail varnish or make-up product containers. 'Empty beauty...
The brand-new PV panel recycling plant will process 1400 tonnes of material per year from 2017 and up to 4000 tonnes by 2021. It will be located in Rousset in the Bouches-du-Rhône of southern France...
Global crude steel production in January was 7% or almost 9 million tonnes higher than in the corresponding month of last year at 136.514 million tonnes. China accounted for around half of the...
Yves Roche, chairman and chief executive officer of the Recylex Group comments: ‘The closing of the financing agreements in Germany represents a major step forward in our strategy to put the...
A total of 162 innovations made their debuts at the latest Pollutec. In addition, a total of 490 presentations and workshops were provided by 976 speakers on topics ranging from successful recycling...
Carbois had previously managed to successfully depolymerise 100% amorphous PET based commercial products into its original monomers, terephthalic acid and mono ethylene glycol. This new step is a '...
In his inaugural speech, Schuy, who is a long-time board member of the German steel scrap recycling Confederation BDSV, outlined the importance of continuing the development of the Brussels-based...
Lead sales were 11% lower than in the opening three quarters of last year owing to ‘a shortage of scrap batteries for recycling following the mild conditions of last winter and the continued...
Until now, the packaging collection system in France has been organised on a monopoly basis - to the dissatisfaction of many of the parties involved. According to Reclay, approximately 95% of...
The decline is attributed to ‘the continued pursuit of the selective purchasing strategy for materials for recycling’ which is intended to ‘restore margins in the segment’...
Bartin Recycling collects and recycles some 450 000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals per annum, operating around 20 sites in France. Veolia’s end-of-life material dismantling and...
So far, 2016 has been an exciting year for French recycling equipment manufacturer Copex. In early April, the company was due to deliver the first of its new series of mobile shear balers specially...
The robotic pickers are to increase efficiency and reduce costs of waste sorting. ZenRobotics' ceo Timo Taalas comments: 'Robotic sorting is rapidly transforming the waste industry and we are pleased...
'Such distortions cannot last any longer if we are serious about climate change and want to move towards a circular economy, in particular as Europe is resource-rich when it comes to steel scrap,...
SNAM will be responsible for collecting and recycling high voltage industrial batteries (nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion) from the Peugeot and Citroën networks of accredited auto repair shops...
The new recycling method can now be applied to PET, thus enabling the regeneration of monomers while maintaining the same quality and physicochemical properties as their petroleum-based counterparts...
Operation Cuproso METO 23 began when the French National Gendarmerie learnt of metal thieves reputedly stealing 'significant amounts' of copper from various sites in the south of the country, Europol...
Ranjit Baxi, BIR's world president, has re-emphasised the environmental benefits and huge potential of recycling in the fight against climate change during an event organised by the French recycling...
France, which accounts for 12% of the world fibreglass industry, succeeded in more than 400 last year. 'Our research shows that 80% of the country's boats were built before 2000 while 56% were built...
According to the lead and zinc specialist's chairman and ceo Yves Roche, metal prices 'decreased strongly' in the third quarter and the group has duly kept ongoing investments 'to the minimum'....
The French branch of resource management giant Veolia processed nearly 250 000 tonnes of furniture in 2014, it was announced at the first international congress for furniture recycling held recently...
The new addition to the company's equipment range is adapted to light, mid-weight or heavy scrap metal and offers productivity of three to five tonnes per hour. Like the other equipment in the...
The site at Saint-Georges-de-Mons in France will comprise three metallurgical units - a plasma arc melting furnace and two vacuum arc remelting furnaces - plus accompanying equipment. The new venture...
The new sorting line demonstrates the capabilities of Pellenc's newest Mistral Trium solution, combining near infrared spectrometry, visible spectrometry and inductive sensing to make it 'one of the...
The World Efficiency congress will have seven main themes across its 15 000 square metre floor space: energy generation; water management; building and development; industry of the future; production...
It is still 'unclear' how the EU's 50% recycling target will be achieved by 2020 - let alone the 70% objective set for 2030. France currently recycles 67% of household packaging and will have to work...
The plant is being built in the Auvergne region of southern France and is claimed to be a first of its kind in Europe. Total investment is Euro 48 million. The facility will provide the aerospace...

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