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Aqua Metals commissioned its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Nevada last year and is now in the process of scaling up the facility. It also signed a strategic partnership...
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 government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
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...
The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
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...
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...
The international plastics and rubber industry is in 'top shape', according to Ulrich Reifenhäuser, chairman of the K-2016 trade show advisory board. The much-anticipated event in the German city of...
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 '...
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...
Introduction:Manfred Beck, Publisher/editor Recycling TechnologyForeword:Christian Ekberg, Chairmen of Recycling Technology's Scientific Commitee
Fire at waste and recycling facilities is a huge problem for the industry and has prompted the UK's Environment Agency to issue new requirements for yard operators. On average, a fire breaks out at a...
The half-life of iodine is more than 15 million years and it can disperse rapidly in air and water, inflicting significant damage on the environment, humans and animals. 'What we're talking about...
Engineering plastics are used in an increasing number of markets, with popular markets including electronics, automotive, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure. ‘...
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...
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...
AquaRefining uses an entirely reusable water-based technology to produce ingots of ultrapure lead. Through its own on-site assay, Aqua Metals has verified that the lead produced in the AquaRefining...
The unique design of UniSensor’s 360 unit combines eight high performance sorters in a single machine, arranged in a circle. This set-up grants the system an effective scanning width of four...
Alpla, which operates its own PET recycling plants in Mexico, Poland and Austria, uses around 20% rPET at its ten largest production sites. The company is now focussing on sustainable HDPE packaging...
‘In order to be able to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it is essential to understand its dimensions,’ argues Slat, who has gained a significant following in his mission to...
A Birmingham University graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Wilkinson joined Axion Recycling in August 2009. He was the main mentor and a strong guiding presence for more than 20...
The new approach is said to involve safer chemical steps, converting zinc waste into a high-value zinc salt using simple leaching and hydrothermal stages, according to the Indian research team. The...
The unusual project has seen the research team dismantle the batteries and pulverise the cathodes before exposing the remaining pulp to the fungus. ‘Fungi naturally generate organic acids, and...
The new method involves soaking the composites in an alcohol solvent, which slowly dissolves the epoxy that binds and gives shape to the carbon fibres, the research team explains. Once dissolved, the...
'Waste is what is left behind when our imagination fails,' insisted Professor Christian Ekberg of Chalmers University of Technology at the annual Circular Materials Conference, held recently in the...
Of the 6000 people surveyed across the USA, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and South Korea, more than half of respondents said manufacturers release 'too many' new models of mobile phones. The...
‘This is a great example of computer-inspired material discovery,’ comments Praveen Thallapally, one of the researchers and associated with the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest...
‘We have had a busy week,’ said Florence Champ of Pellenc ST, standing in front of the Mistral + with a smile. ‘This all-in-one concept model is based on over 1200 machines sold and...
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