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In an ever more competitive world, recyclers are eager to sink their teeth into a steady stream of material. At the same time, the number of shredders on the market continues to grow. In this...
‘For 2017, this means we will recycle 30 000 trucks full of PVC, which equals 6 full container ships,’ noted Eingärtner, deputy general manager of the European sustainable development...
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...
‘We need legislative muscle to move forward,’ Gerbrandy urged. ‘We are gathered here the day after Trump decided to destroy the climate plan set up by his predecessor Obama....
Over 240 recycling technology suppliers will showcase their latest products across four halls – their solutions cover the entire spectrum of recycling technologies. Whether looking for a brand-...
The innovative mass-producible, bead-milling method yields nanoflakes with an ‘extremely small thickness’ of 15-17 nm and a diameter of 0.2-1 μm, according to researchers....
Representing various disciplines from design through to manufacture and recycling, the eight recruits include Alan Wheeler who is director of the UK’s Textile Recycling Association and also...
Metal nanoparticles are known not to stick to glass, explains research fellow Xiang Fei, who leads the project. Often precious metals like gold are used to catalyse a number of chemical reactions,...
Frieco’s patented in-home recycling station has an initial capacity of 30 litres (approximately 250 aluminium cans or 200 plastic bottles) and recycles materials at the touch of a button. One...
An estimated 1.3 billion black plastic food trays are purchased by UK consumers every year, resulting in what Viridor describes as a ‘waste mountain’. They mostly end up in landfill,...
Speaking about the future of steel recycling, APEAL stresses it has welcomed the European Parliament plenary vote on the Circular Economy Package (CEP). The vote gives a ‘strong mandate’...
The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’, according to Ataur Rahman of...
An estimated 10 000+ people are expected to attend the expo. This includes 400 exhibitors, of which 30% come from abroad. METEF has become a reference point for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals...
The tiles are 100% free of PVC and heavy metals, attendees of the biannual Identiplast conference were told. The patented shingles are made from recycled polymer compounds, low-density polyethylene...
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. ‘...

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