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The HP Make IT Green Campaign aims to collect upwards of 10 000 used personal computers, laptops and display monitors across Singapore’s South West district by the end of the year. This...
This milestone represents a more than 16-fold increase over 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at the kerbside. This sharp uptrend is said to be the result of ‘...
‘We can do it, we must do it and we will do it.’ So says Boyan Slat, founder and ceo of The Ocean Cleanup - the ambitious project aimed at ridding the oceans of 5 trillion pieces of...
A total of 1.5 million tonnes of plastic were consumed in Australia in the 2012–13 financial year – this represents roughly 65 kilograms per citizen. However, the country's plastics...
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,...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
‘We may be a small country but our densely-populated nation of 6.5 million inhabitants generates 70 kg of household waste per capita per year,’ said Bracke, who is from the OVAM public...
‘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...
It is ‘critical’ for people to become more involved with recycling if Ireland is to meet the EU’s mandatory 45% recycling target for all batteries sold by the end of this year....
More than 2.6 million guitars were purchased in the USA last year, representing over US$ 1 billion in sales revenues. Meanwhile, no less than 1.5 million pounds (approaching 700 tonnes) of instrument...
‘Home renovations have averaged an annual growth of around 10% per annum in the past several years and Australians buy more than 100 million litres of paint per year,’ comments Karen...
The ‘Waste reduction through waste separation, waste diversion and recycling project’ aims to reduce the high volume of plastic waste, mostly polyethylene bottles. Waste management...
Inditex says it will be focussing on creating premium textile raw materials from its fabric scraps, initially involving about 500 tons of textile waste. ‘The aim is to raise this to around 3...
According to Best Buy, all other consumers objects will still be collected free of charge. However, a worrying development is said to be that the retailer will no longer require recycling vendors to...
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%....
A total of 5.3 million gallons (more than 20 million litres) has been collected since October 2012 and used predominantly in recycled-content paint or in fuel in the case of oil-based paints. The...
The leader of bottled water giant Nestle Waters North America says using recycled PET in packaging is a focus for the company and that the practice makes sense from a long-term economic perspective....
The council typically captures 55% of all empty glass jars and bottles thanks to its nine recycling centres and 105 recycling points in the area - but this means 45% is still being consigned to...
According to battery type, 2014 sales totalled: some US$ 35 billion for lead-acid batteries; US$ 19 billion for Li-ion batteries; just over US$ 2 billion for NiMH; and US$ 1 billion for NiCd. Pillot...
The ScrapRunner solution manages 'complex' container pickup and delivery scheduling, tracks the location of containers as well as tracking and reporting on the activity and location of trucks using...
With approximately 90% of both US and Canadian residents living within 15 kilometres of one of Call2Recycle’s 34 000-plus public drop-off locations, battery recycling has become 'increasingly...
The programme will allow the public to dispose of their old phones - along with chargers and accessories - at 72 participating outlets nationwide, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia...
Formerly a major in the US Marine Corps, Michaels recently served as a director of logistics at wind turbine manufacturer Ogin Energy. In his new position, he will be responsible for driving...
Call2Recycle, which has operations across Canada, focuses on consumer single-use and rechargeable batteries weighing less than 5 kg, while the CBA mainly deals in lead-acid batteries of all sizes,...

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