Collection

Over 60% of plastic packaging is recycled in Norway, mostly thanks to the 120 nationwide collection points operated by Grønt Punkt Norge (Green Dot Norway). The take-back organisation is also one of...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
In the past year, project partners have exchanged views with paper collection decision-makers and mapped out current waste management systems in Europe. Mapping presented at the conference revealed...
The total volume of e-scrap in 2015 was 12.3 million tonnes, with China having more than doubled its scrap volumes to 6.7 million tonnes over the period. Hong Kong had the highest per capita rate,...
This major environmental achievement marks the 20th consecutive year of increased collections by Call2Recycle, contributing to the 129 million pounds (58 500 tonnes) of batteries diverted from...
Plastic pellets are produced from scrapped electronic appliances offered to Coolrec by sources including the Dutch Wecycle system. Some 10 000 tonnes of pellets are expected to be produced every year...
Today, the majority of US plastic scrap is sent to landfills and left to litter the planet for the next 30 generations, UrthPact notes. This basically means that the material will endure for more...
More than 10 billion pounds of plastic healthcare packaging were placed in the market in 2013, the project partners state. On a global basis, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling...
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared at the annual Paper Recycling Conference Europe,...
Forum PET also notes that the amount of PET being reused in new bottles increased from 24% in 2013 to 26% in 2015. Such developments are described as ‘impressive’ given the tough market...
The recycling of car and truck lead-acid batteries saw an increase of 77% between 2011 and 2015, while Guam increased its composting quantities from 23 tons to 5400 tons last year. ‘We will...
Growth will slow this year to 11.4% as declining copper prices reduce the amount of revenue operators can obtain for scrap material, the report states. Despite falling commodity prices cutting into...
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...
In totalling just 592 875 tonnes in September, the country's collections were lower than for any month since August last year when 564 725 tonnes was amassed. UK exports also recorded their lowest...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
Over 58 million tonnes of paper are collected for recycling from households, commerce, industry and offices. The ‘strong growth’ in European paper recycling is the result of best...
The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, while the volume of PET bottles in the marketplace and potentially available for recycling increased to 5,971 million...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
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...
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’...
The amount of household waste recycled increased by 34 411 tonnes last year. The largest quantities of material recycled or reused in 2015 corresponded to paper and card on 222 600 tonnes followed by...
The Netherlands will continue to promote waste materials as a ‘valuable commodity’ in line with the country’s 2050 circular economy plan for a ‘100% recycling economy’,...
His comments come in response to media articles suggesting an upturn in rejections from local authority collections. ‘Reports of higher reject rates from recycled materials partially reflects...
This year, recycling dedication from retailers grew 17%, while support from municipalities was up 147%. The growing commitment resulted in the collection of almost 2.5 million pounds worth of...
Seven member states achieved the mandatory 45% target, namely Slovakia (66%), Luxembourg (65%), Sweden (59%), Belgium (55%), Austria (54%), Finland (46%) and Bulgaria (45%). Both Denmark and Germany...
Portugal produces an estimated 4.7 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. The 22 recycling plants currently in operation have municipal solid waste processing capacities ranging from 22 000...
‘In 2015, we diverted more than 89 million pounds of e-waste from landfills,’ Apple also notes. ‘That’s 71% of the total weight of the products we sold seven years earlier....
Nearly 70% of local authorities in the UK had introduced mixed plastic collections by 2014/15. For post-consumer plastics, the recycling totals for the period were 231 000 tonnes for PET bottles, 108...
Approximately 64% of the 1.28 billion pounds of rigid plastics collected for recycling was processed in the USA or Canada - down slightly from 2013 - while exports went mostly to China, the ACC...
Methods to achieve this include gaining a better understanding of current waste streams via compositional analysis studies and reviewing existing collection services to evaluate how much value is...
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