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Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
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...
Fibres, plastics and minerals - these are the most challenging materials at a vehicle’s end-of-life stage. Negative economic values, strict regulations on landfilling and increasing incineration gate...
ECOR green building materials emerged on to the Dutch market about a year ago from a regional subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies in Venlo. The ECOR panels represent an alternative to...
As for fibre prices, OCC strengthened from US$ 170-plus per tonne at the start of October to end the year at US$ 180-plus whereas mixed paper climbed from US$ 143-plus to US$ 158-plus over the same...
According to a project overview document, a primary goal will be to develop technologies that allow recycled feedstock to be cheaper to use than virgin materials. To that end, research will explore...
Japan’s flag carrier has partnered with recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning - better known as Jeplan - and Tokyo’s Green Earth Institute to establish a collaborative council to...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
‘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,...
According to the industry body, the updated version is the result of ‘sustained industry consultation’ and is ‘a step towards achieving a harmonised approach on quality control and...
Involving only non-toxic chemicals, the 'easy-to-operate' process employs low-cost, reusable reagents in a way that retains the strength of the cotton fibres. Fabric blends of cotton and polyethylene...
The report covers medical and laboratory materials such as packaging, gloves, tissues, bandages and infusion kits. At present, autoclaving and incineration are the most chosen methods of treatment...
What do tennis rackets, yachts, airplanes and racing bikes have in common? Their key ingredient is carbon fibre. As the range of applications for this material continues to grow, there is increased...
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...
Dismissing the media reports as ‘inaccurate and unbalanced’, the statement points out that the recycled textiles industry reduces the need for landfill space, lessens the pressure on...
While many European countries have been reporting below-expectation recovered paper collections throughout the summer and even into the early autumn, France confirms a strengthening of collection...
The levy proposed on the 20 million pairs of jeans sold each year in the Netherlands would repair a hole in the recycling market as far as jeans are concerned, it is argued. ‘Only 15% are...
The unique research project is receiving funding from the European Commission and studies how sports goods can be broken down and remoulded with scrap material from various other industries to...
The two-day conferences will take place on 2 and 3 November at the Hilton Hotel. The Dutch city of Rotterdam is one of the largest seaports in the world and a gateway to global secondary commodity...
Guest speaker Bill Moore, president of US-based paper recycling consulting specialist Moore & Associates, estimated that newsprint machine conversions to containerboard production had amounted to...
The UK’s February export total of 529 993 tonnes represented an increase of around 5% over the previous record of 505 539 tonnes which was established back in January 2012. UK shipments across...
There has been no Nordic production of viscose, the main textile fibre from timber, since the last manufacturer stopped nearly a decade ago, while the 2011 spike in cotton prices contributed to...
As in every winter period, collection volumes of originals are at their lowest level and so sorting plants have insufficient material to run at full capacity. However, demand for originals is...
‘Packaging continues to play a critical role in driving carton recycling perception,’ says the CCNA. Some 67% of consumers assumed a package was not recyclable if it did not feature a...
The latest 10-month running total has been exceeded only once in the past - in 2008 when UK exporters went on to set an all-time high of 4.846 million tonnes which has never been matched since....
'PaperLab promises to revolutionise office recycling by securely destroying documents and turning them into office paper using a dry process - in about three minutes,' the company says. The new...
Fibres, minerals and plastics – these are the most challenging materials at a vehicle’s end-of-life stage. Negative economic values, strict regulations on landfilling and increasing incineration gate...
Poland is the Promised Land for a growing number of paper recyclers - and major European paper producer Stora Enso is certainly one of them. The company has set up a network of 21 depots spread...
Iwamoto took the first ride in his bio-car on the auspicious date of October 21 2015 - when Doc and Marty start their time travel adventure in the film series. He won't disclose the purchase price...
Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland took top honours in the technology improvement and R&D category of this year's awards for their Ioncell-F process for turning...
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