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Researchers at Deakin university in Melbourne, Australia, have launched a research project aimed at the direct reuse of aerospace aluminium alloys. This requires pre-sorting of the alloys when...
Mechanical engineers tested the oil that, when blended with diesel in small percentages, not only gives reduced emissions but also delivers no loss of engine performance. The percentage of fossil...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
Difficult-to-recycle waste streams including cosmetics packaging are 'not typically profitable' to recycle in the current infrastructure, laments Szaky. While it is technically possible to recycle...
‘Home renovations have averaged an annual growth of around 10% per annum in the past several years and Australians buy more than 100 million litres of paint per year,’ comments Karen...
Scrapped cars exported from the USA to China reportedly contain millions of dollars’ worth of forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters every year, according to the Wall Street Journal....
US district judge Marvin Garbis added three years of supervised release to the punishment of Jarred Hazelton, who pretended to be working for the Baltimore department of public works and unlawfully...
The event offers industry professionals the opportunity to learn about innovative, sustainable waste management and recycling solutions. It will include a comprehensive seminar programme featuring...
Materials to be sorted at the new facility for recycling will include OCC, overissue magazines, overissue news, mixed reels, mixed cores, bulk bags, mixed plastics and polystyrene. 'The Hemmant site...
The team of Australian scientists discovered a non-toxic, biodegradable chemical process that allows keratin to be distilled, which might benefit cosmetics or even pharmaceutical applications....
The new ZCell battery is 'unique' as it does not use lithium – it is based on a zinc-bromide solution – and can store 10kWh of electricity. 'The active parts are plastic, aluminium and...
In India, over 500 000 tonnes of crumb rubber modified bitumen (CRMB) is used annually in road construction. ‘This can at least be doubled in next two to three years,’ Sekhri predicted....
Based in Suffolk in the east of England, Murfitts has shipped over 300 tons of its recycled rubber granules to Australia to create a 19 000-square-metre surface for the Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club....
A significant hurdle to recycling waste clothing and other textiles into their original fibres is that most of this material is composed of blended fibres - the most common being polyester/cotton...
GDT will 'operate continuously' to turn the end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into 40% carbon, 35% oil and 15% steel by weight. According to the recycler, around 500 000 used tyres are generated annually in...
According to Chris Althaus, ceo of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), this commitment proves that the mobile telecommunications industry takes its product stewardship...
The Australian researchers picked out 'a select group of advanced economies' in order to develop insights that can be applied to the domestic market. Scandinavian and northern European countries were...
Dr Thomas Dorin and his co-workers have built a prototype of the recycling process at Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials at Waurn Ponds. Said to deliver 'an enhancement of the alloys'...
Through Waste Choices, businesses of any size have the flexibility to post a one-off project or an ongoing contract for the management of over 30 waste streams. They can enter the pick-up location...
Despite Samoa's rising waste volumes, recyclers in the area 'don't have the machines to process the material here', Loane Sio points out. Exporting the waste for recycling is too expensive given the...
Professor Sahajwalla, who is director of the University of New South Wales′ Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology, has also received funding worth AU$ 2.37 million (US$ 2.2...
The ′Clooney effect′ has ′almost single-handedly launched an entire new waste stream globally′, says Jon Dee, head of environmental group DoSomething and founder of National...
Millions of computers are landfilled across New Zealand every year, together with 70% of end-of-life tyres. In addition, the country imports over five million tyres annually, Adams notes. Her office...
Using technology developed in the USA, the butts are pulled apart in order to separate ash, tobacco and paper from the filter. The organic materials go through an industrial composting process to...
These Australian assets ′are no longer proving competitive′, according to Alcoa′s chief executive Klaus Kleinfeld, adding that they are ′not financially sustainable today or...
The scheme is aimed at raising the 16% domestic recycling rate for ELTs by forming new industries and product applications while reducing unsustainable disposal practices. Currently, Hunt argues, a...
'There are now 30 million mobile phone service subscriptions in Australia and anywhere between 130 000 to 190 000 new mobile phones being imported on average into the country each week,' states...
In 2011-12, an estimated 29 million televisions and computers across Australia reached their end-of-life stage - with only 10% of these recycled. 'By 2027-28, this figure is expected to rise to 44...
Lower scrap prices accounted for part of the decline but scrap shipments also retreated, dropping by 12% from the previous year, according to a company statement. Sales prices for Sims' US East...
'Setting the world record is a wonderful outcome in the first year of the National Television and Computers Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) and it has increased the awareness of the community on the ease...
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