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The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
Neometals reports that it has filed three US provisional patent applications associated with its innovative technology. The company is confident the 100 kilograms per day pilot plant in Canada will...
Pyrowave is proposing the first commercial modular technology consisting of small machines using a patented catalytic microwave depolymerisation technique to ‘deconstruct’ the plastic...
‘It just goes along with what we believe in personally and what we do at home,’ says Lauren Gish, co-owner and stylist at Fruition Salon. ‘We have a bin for unused colour, a bin for...
'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...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
Canada's plastics ‘routinely remain’ in North America to be processed rather than moving to overseas markets, so says the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. It estimates that over 80...
Plastic film recycling - a category that includes flexible product wraps, bags and commercial stretch film made primarily from polyethylene - has increased nearly 84% since the first report was...
Global crude steel production in January was 7% or almost 9 million tonnes higher than in the corresponding month of last year at 136.514 million tonnes. China accounted for around half of the...
According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...
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...
The trade body is made up of Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), and the...
Approximately 12-15 million vehicles are scrapped each year in the US, so SPI estimates. Meanwhile, the average lifespan of a vehicle is estimated to be about 11.5 years, and increasingly those...
‘Recycling programme managers continue to add to the list of plastics they accept as markets develop and expand,’ comments CPIA’s president and ceo Carol Hochu. ‘We’re...
The firm illegally transported more than 8 million beverage cans from the Yukon territories to the province of Alberta and collected refunds on them. The containers were purchased from a Yukon...
This year, recycling dedication from retailers grew 17%, while support from municipalities was up 147%. The growing commitment resulted in the collection of almost 2.5 million pounds worth of...
Some 80 000 tonnes of aerosol cans are produced annually in Germany but only 10% of these are professionally recycled, according to Remondis. Around 60% end up at Respray. Remondis has invested...
American shipments to China tumbled 27% from 200 098 tonnes in January-March 2015 to 146 915 tonnes in the first quarter of the current year. This decrease was far steeper than for US shipments to...
Approximately 64% of the 1.28 billion pounds of rigid plastics collected for recycling was processed in the USA or Canada - down slightly from 2013 - while exports went mostly to China, the ACC...
A research team at Canada's University of Saskatchewan has discovered 'a simple, cheap and environmentally benign solution' for extracting gold from e-scrap in a matter of seconds. Their hope is that...
The new process uses acids combined with very small amounts of an oxidant that extracts gold efficiently and effectively. Not only is gold extraction achieved under 'mild' conditions but also the...
British Columbia officials argue that the plan ‘does not adequately ensure’ that producers will pay the full costs of collecting and managing 75% of their produced packaging and printed...
According to EEQ, the first component of the plan involves installing Krysteline Technologies’ proven glass sorting and cleaning equipment in several sorting centres to conduct demonstration projects...
A total of 7.1 million pounds (3200 tonnes) of batteries was collected in the USA last year, with the Great Lakes states and mountain regions seeing the most growth at, respectively, 12% and 11%....
The overall decline to 1.908 million tonnes owes much to the 20% slump in deliveries to leading buyer China - from 1.013 million tonnes in January-November 2014 to 814 012 tonnes in last year's...
The partnership will see the two cities share latest recycling and waste management technology, Iveson has stated. Strengthening ties in the recycling sector was one of the main points of focus...
An estimated 1.5 million e-car batteries are expected to reach their end-of-life stage by 2030. By then, half of the EDV batteries will be lithium-based with the remainder being the nickel metal...
Moreover, they must provide appropriate legislation to support and promote the recycling of the batteries, concludes a report published by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an...
'It's an enormous waste of materials and the value of those materials,' comments Conrad MacKerron, senior vice-president of As You Sow, an organisation which promotes corporate environmental and...
The Plastic Bank completed a pilot programme in Peru and Colombia last year and will soon launch a larger project in Haiti where upwards of 30 collection centres employing only independent waste...

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