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The demand for plastics exceeds 50 million tonnes across Europe each year, Suez estimates. A big share of the material serves to create packaging and electronics, but not all of the products are...
To create the battery anodes, the team used a three-step low-cost chemical reaction process. This involves crushing and grinding the glass bottles into a fine white power, a magnesiothermic reduction...
'Our lab tests showed that fibre-reinforced concrete reduces crack formation by more than 90% compared to regular concrete,' explains Obinna Onuaguluchi, a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering at...
A long-standing problem for plastics recyclers is that PE and PP, which make up two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together,...
According to Marionnaud, only around 50% of people in France currently recycle beauty product packaging while just one in five recycles nail varnish or make-up product containers. 'Empty beauty...
People would need 'thousands of tons' of concrete to survive on other planets like the moon or Mars because of they are frequently bombarded with lethal radiation and small meteorites that could...
Royal Bel Leerdammer produces some 400 tonnes of packaged cheese per week, with more than 2.5 million units of plastic packaging finding their way to supermarkets at home and abroad. All packages...
UAM has nearly three decades of commercial and technical experience managing customers’ aviation assets, disassembling more than 300 aircraft and supplying after-market components to the...
Two reverse vending machines, which accept post-consumer PET bottles and pay the user a fee, will be installed at the school campus, and the school management will encourage their use by teachers,...
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...
Only 7 tonnes of gold out of the 24 000 tonnes estimated to be available was collected via the cash for gold recycling scheme that was launched ‘with much fanfare’ in November 2015 by...
Funded by BIR as well as by several other organisations and companies, the visit enabled BIR's representatives to explain in detail the benefits of importing primary sorted mixed clothing and...
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...
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...
Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the initiative brings together businesses, governments, scientists and citizens to accelerate the transition towards a more effective global system for plastics...
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...
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,...
The ministry’s secretary Dr Sandip Chatterjee received a proposal detailing how to implement the eco-parks during a recent recycling workshop, jointly organised by parties such as the Nasscom...
As a result, the shirts and uniforms were donated to the victims of Hurricane Matthew who lost everything in the flooding caused by a disaster which swept through parts of the Caribbean and also the...
A large number of specialist medications contain traces of precious metals. In common with all pharmaceutical products, medications have a limited shelf life and, once this expires, they must be sent...
'The lack of reliable harmonised data has long been a barrier to quantifying the potential availability of recycled raw materials,' states the WEEE Forum's secretary general Pascal Leroy. 'This...
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 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...
Vessels such as tankers and ferries have diesel engines which currently use heavy fuel oil. This initiative is aimed at discovering whether Plaxx could be used efficiently and without increasing...
The phone recycling project will afford handset users the opportunity to properly dispose of their devices and batteries at Vodafone shops across Ghana. The collected units will be picked up and...
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....
According to Heineken’s corporate social responsibility manager Lianne Visser, recycling is ‘a key point of emphasis’ within the firm’s overall sustainability strategy....

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