recycling

Driving from Imam Khomeini International Airport to Tehran, you pass an open field not far from the terminal where some 25 end-of-life aircraft are parked.'These are all waiting to be scrapped and we...
Only three areas remain to be booked. The planned gross total of 63 000 square metres in the outdoor fair grounds is expected to be 'completely occupied'. The outdoor area will host demonstration...
'AF&PA believes that paper bags should be excluded from these kinds of measures, which are aimed at limiting the use of plastic carryout bags,' says the association's president and ceo Donna...
Thought experiments, spaceships and jumping frogs were mentioned in the same breath as waste risks and ‘precycling’ at the recent Circular Materials Conference. Those attending the event...
Although glass collection rates among hotels and restaurants have already increased 'by 50% over what they were before', there is still room for improvement, it is stressed. According to Turkish...
Among the topics to be addressed at the event will be: the circular economy and resource efficiency; innovation in the recycling sector; closing the loop for car manufacturers and the dismantling...
'In Poland, a growing number of companies want a piece of the valuable recycling cake,' says Reftman. 'The past five years we have noticed a steady increase in requests from Poland.' In cable...
A total of 430 000 devices were collected for recycling in 2015. O2 remarks that the 'most recycled phone over the last 12 months' credit goes to the iPhone 5S. This device represented almost 15% of...
What started as an innovation out of a garage in Asker in 1972 has developed into the TOMRA business of today - 'a leading provider of sensor-based solutions and a significant contributor towards...
Mundano now works with a team of 200 street artists, 800 volunteers and more than 1000 donors who help support waste pickers across South America via specially-organised graffiti events. Instead of a...
According to Stifterverband, many of the current problems facing the scrap recycling industry stem from the fact that it tends to retain obsolete processes and that system operators fail to utilise...
The US Environmental Protection Agency lists some 41 independent projects, none of which have discovered 'any harmful effects' from using tyre rubber in sports fields, it is noted. The Synthetic Turf...
Researchers have added a fluoride reactant, a base similar to baking powder and also heat to old CDs to produce a new plastic with temperature and chemical resistance superior to the original...
Materials to be sorted at the new facility for recycling will include OCC, overissue magazines, overissue news, mixed reels, mixed cores, bulk bags, mixed plastics and polystyrene. 'The Hemmant site...
The brothers' decision comes as the company’s growing size (150 employees across eight sites) and ever-increasing regulatory controls have created 'the need to develop more formalised corporate...
More than 9000 refrigerators that were destroyed or abandoned after the fire have been dropped off at the landfill while a similar number has been taken to a local recycling company, according to...
Currently, Dell limits its closed-loop programme to recycling the plastic content in 48 products but it is exploring an expansion of materials to include precious metals such as gold. 'We set out...
Coesfeld underlined the importance for copper recyclers such as Aurubis to be prepared. 'The increase in complex materials in new electronic devices requires new and sophisticated technologies,' he...
The statistics also reveal a market deficit of 40 000 tonnes in March this year, although the outcome for the whole of the first quarter was a surplus of 42 000 tonnes; this compares to a surplus of...
Overseas shipments for the month dropped to 366 440 tonnes - their lowest since August last year and well short of the 429 949 tonnes recorded in March. The total represents a decline of 14.9% when...
According to LAC founder Enrique Acosta of BMB Metals in the USA, who has been conducting business in Latin America for some 23 years, a 'more proactive' approach with, for example, shipping lines...
In all, 508 154 tonnes was registered and certified by Recovinyl, the PVC waste collection and recycling network comprising 177 companies Europe-wide. The target is to recycle 800 000 tonnes per...
The group's performance was enhanced, however, by increased treatment and refining charges for copper concentrates as well as a good throughput, and also robust sales of copper products and the...
'The acquisition dramatically boosts our ability to deliver directly to steel and aluminium producers in Morocco, Greece, Turkey and India, without being too dependent on third-party traders and...
'We've been developing cutting-edge products that enrich people's lives and help address tomorrow's environmental challenges for decades,' said Mark Newton, head of environmental and regulatory...
India's recycling rate growth would be driven not only by this campaign but also by regulations under consideration such as for end-of-life vehicles, according to Baxi. Having noted the International...
The government of Hong Kong has selected Alba Group subsidiary Alba Integrated Waste Solutions not only to design and build the plant, but also to provide a collection service and operate the...
Shulman highlighted a number of areas of concern for recyclers, including the lack of transparency in data provided by end-of-life tyre (ELT) management groups. Recyclers were also 'disappointed' by...
'We are facing a convergence of challenging marketplace conditions in key regions and industry sectors - namely in mining and energy,' explains Caterpillar chairman and ceo Doug Oberhelman. According...
These two organisations have called on the Texas-based All Star Metals ship recycling facility, the last holder of the Horizon Trader, to return the ship to the USA for proper recycling at its yard...

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