recycling

Prices of primary raw materials started falling in 2014 and the trend has continued in 2015. Jean-Pierre Gaudin, president of French recycling federation Federec, believes this year will be even...
A CBS report details the recycling habits of Israelis and is part of a wider study focusing on environmental issues. It found that 6.2 million tonnes of waste is generated annually in Israel - 4.8...
Compared to the year 2000, the EU recovered and reprocessed 52% more waste through recycling and composting in 2013. Meanwhile, the recycling and composting share increased from 36.3% in 2008 to 41.8...
The European Commission is expected to publish its 'more ambitious' circular economy package later this year after the first draft was axed at the end of 2014. Falkenberg has played a major role in...
Based in Vroomshoop in the east of the Netherlands, AKG Kunststof handles 37 000 tonnes of recycled plastics per year worth Euro 34 million in sales terms. Although the figure is dwarfed by Veolia's...
Global use of recycled copper fell from 8.5 million tonnes in 2013 to 8.3 million tonnes last year, according to Carlos Risopatron, director of economics and environment at the International Copper...
From January to May 2015, the company handled a total of 2.93 million tonnes of scrap, or 10.7% less than the 3.28 million tonnes in the corresponding period last year. The group's turnover totalled...
'The WEEE Directive has greater impact on lighting than on any other industry sector,' explains the association. 'Despite being as an individual product low in weight, there is a greater number of...
The deal will allow Accent to consolidate its growing position in the UK market with its offering of wires, service, machinery and spare parts to an expanded customer base, it is stated.
The Maxton facility has the capacity to process 4 million lb per year of ceramic converters and is also said to be 'one of very few locations in the world' with a platinum group metal (PGM) recycling...
The conference will provide a networking platform for plant operators, manufacturers, developers and scientists to exchange know-how and experience. Stakeholders are invited to submit abstracts...
With recycling rates of only 25% in Europe and 12% in the USA, BIR plastics committee chairman Surendra Borad Patawari remains insistent that this represents ‘a very promising business’....
During the course of the first quarter of 2015, OCC prices fell from typically US$ 168-plus per tonne to US$ 160-plus while mixed paper slid more sharply from US$ 135-plus to US$ 120-plus. Prices...
The Pharmafilter system is designed to replace the existing labour-intensive approach whereby 'each department has six different bins - yet a third of the waste is contaminated with things that do...
China′s overall vehicle scrapping rate was 4% in 2013, far lower compared to the rate of developed countries. The country lacks appropriate associated regulations as well as enough capacity to...
The China National Resources Recycling Association (CRRA) has estimated that a total of 6 million 'yellow' cars have been scrapped in 2014. In Heilongjiang Province alone, 200 000 cars have been...
'It is a big market to recycle vehicles in this country, which may serve as an avenue for employment and skills acquisition as well as an opportunity for manufacturers to replace used cars with new...
The study has recorded a landmark result, revealing that the ALBA Group was able to use the recycling of over 6.2 million tonnes of raw materials in 2013 to save a total of around 51 million tonnes...
For trans-shipment purposes, Galloo installed an E-Crane in 2009 which considerably accelerated the handling capacity of the export terminal. But as the company′s site in Ghent is handling ever...
The team has programmed industrial robots to learn and memorise how screens are designed, remove the display and printed circuit board without damaging them, and apply this knowledge to unfamiliar...
In Recycling International's latest nickel and stainless steel analysis, it is reported that the 304 quality witnessed a decline from US$ 1800-1850 per tonne in early June to US$ 1750-1800 in late...
The incident happened moments after the former first lady and secretary of state took to the stage in the Mandalay Bay Resort. Clinton ducked and was not struck by the shoe. Many in the audience of...
The new facility will operate the patented approach to the processing of plastic-plastic and plastic-aluminium laminate packaging recently developed by Saperatec, at the core of which is a '...
Initiatives include: composting thousands of tonnes of leftover food; converting plastic room keys and loyalty club cards into picture frames; transforming wine corks into sandals; and reconstituting...
The ContiLifeCycle plant is a combined facility for hot and cold retreading of truck tyres and for the recycling of rubber from used tyres. The retreading factory has an annual capacity of 180 000...
In 2011-12, an estimated 29 million televisions and computers across Australia reached their end-of-life stage - with only 10% of these recycled. 'By 2027-28, this figure is expected to rise to 44...
'It has been a long road,' Dmitry Krutoy of the Government of St Petersburg told 'Recycling International' at the recent International Congress for Battery Recycling in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He...
Together, they have developed 'real-world school curricula' to help both teachers and students to understand how the industry employs physics, chemistry and advanced engineering to sort, separate and...
From the start of 2014, all companies will be obligated by law to recycle their material or risk a hefty fine. Luckily, 'a growing number of organisations' across the country are already gearing up...
The decision to create a joint venture follows a feasibility study by GTSO into the potential growth of electronic scrap throughout South America. According to GTSO, Chilerecicla is presently...

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