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US recyclers collected around 1.75 billion pounds of PET bottles last year - down from 1.79 billion in 2015 and the 'all-time high' of 1.81 billion in 2014. Once again, sales of PET bottles were...
An estimated 100 tons of plastic waste and 275 tons of glass could be recycled annually by properly collecting waste at McGill University laboratory. This material used to innovative work but will...
Waste PVC-U profiles accounted for 62% of the UK’s recycling achievement in 2016; the equivalent of 5 million window profiles were recycled, said to be enough to renovate more than 420 000...
Some 5.5 million packets of chewing gum are sold in the Netherlands each year, a lot of which ends up on the floor or stuck to park furniture where it can remain for up to 25 years before degrading....
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...
Around 240 000 mattresses and box springs have been recycled by Cascade Alliance members since its launch back in 2013, saving communities as much as US$ 481 465 in refuse bills while recovering 15...
GRC Wireless was founded in 2002 by wireless industry veterans Marc Leff and Henry Garcia. Both founders were involved in the wireless industry since its infancy in the late 1980s, and started...
Red and white plastic were practically drowning the Dutch shores, says Fitzroy. The company suggests moving towards a cleaner world by rethinking one of the favourite ways of consuming: drinking. And...
On average, delegates heard, 8% of end-of-life electronics end up in the household waste bin each year while almost 9.5 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated across the EU (plus Norway and...
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...
Veolia will manage recycling and waste collections, street cleansing, commercial waste, recyclate material sales, winter maintenance and vehicle management for an area of one million residents....
Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
At the event, Spain’s environment minister Isabel García Tejerina praised the efforts made in recent years by a ‘highly specialised’ paper business sector, adding that the...
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...
In the first expansion stage the plant is processing 2000 tonnes per month. The output is thermoforming PET film suitable for use in the food and beverage industry. After regranulation, INVEMA sells...
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...
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 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...
In the past year, project partners have exchanged views with paper collection decision-makers and mapped out current waste management systems in Europe. Mapping presented at the conference revealed...
The total volume of e-scrap in 2015 was 12.3 million tonnes, with China having more than doubled its scrap volumes to 6.7 million tonnes over the period. Hong Kong had the highest per capita rate,...
This major environmental achievement marks the 20th consecutive year of increased collections by Call2Recycle, contributing to the 129 million pounds (58 500 tonnes) of batteries diverted from...
Plastic pellets are produced from scrapped electronic appliances offered to Coolrec by sources including the Dutch Wecycle system. Some 10 000 tonnes of pellets are expected to be produced every year...
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,...
Forum PET also notes that the amount of PET being reused in new bottles increased from 24% in 2013 to 26% in 2015. Such developments are described as ‘impressive’ given the tough market...
The recycling of car and truck lead-acid batteries saw an increase of 77% between 2011 and 2015, while Guam increased its composting quantities from 23 tons to 5400 tons last year. ‘We will...
Growth will slow this year to 11.4% as declining copper prices reduce the amount of revenue operators can obtain for scrap material, the report states. Despite falling commodity prices cutting into...
Until now, the packaging collection system in France has been organised on a monopoly basis - to the dissatisfaction of many of the parties involved. According to Reclay, approximately 95% of...

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