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Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...
The business produces sustainable building materials from, among other items, milk cartons, juice boxes and soup containers using a proprietary ‘low-energy, eco-friendly recycling technology...
Some 900 000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is produced annually in India, 65% of which is recycled at registered facilities. At least 15% of recycling activity takes place within the...
Upwards of 50 000 tons of tyres are discarded in Finland annually, according to the country’s compliance scheme Finnish Tyre Recycling – which represents 280 tyre producers and 2900...
Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) is the association'vs first non-European member. Through its programmes, and working collaboratively with their members, industry groups, all...
'The recycling, repair and refurbishing community is not unified enough to push back against manufacturers on the standards boards,' writes Schaffer, who runs Schaffer Environmental LLC. He points...
In the coming eight years, companies and consumers alike will have jointly purchased as much as 277 million refurnished and used handhelds. In terms of value, the company owned segment is projected...
Samsung Electronics has declared its upcoming Galaxy Note FE device is designed to minimises waste of resources – especially rare earth metals – by incorporating parts from unopened...
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...
Annual volumes of e-scrap in East and South East Asia surged by 63% between 2010 and 2015 to 12.3 million tonnes, according to a study by the United Nations University. China more than doubled its...
The new packaging design, which expands on NOVA Chemicals' recyclable film, is compatible with the #2 HDPE recycling stream - a big leap forward, it is suggested, from the rigid or non-recyclable...
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...
According to Marionnaud, only around 50% of people in France currently recycle beauty product packaging while just one in five recycles nail varnish or make-up product containers. 'Empty beauty...
Enviroserve UAE has been commissioned by Dubai Wholesale City to build the 228 000 sq ft e-cycling plant employing ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment and with a capacity to process 39 000 tons...
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...
It is a fact that plastics are largely resistant to biodegradation. However, a happy accident showed that moth caterpillars can quite easily eat themselves out of a plastic bag, so Paolo Bombelli,...
‘Recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of new plastic children’s toys and related products,’ INEP insists...
The innovative plasma furnace designed by Tetronics will allow Cohen’s multi-million dollar recycling plant to process an initial 20 million pounds of e-scrap annually. BlueOak says it will...
It’s a tall order to create all devices from 100% recycled materials, Apple acknowledges. To get a head start the company is dedicated to ‘inventing better ways to reuse and recycle...
Aqua goes on to say: ‘Together, we believe that we have the potential to significantly advance the performance and cycle life of lead-acid battery chemistry in an easily-recycled product....
At the ‘Eco Design - More than Recyclability’ forum scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Interpack trade show in the German city of Düsseldorf, experts will highlight and discuss...
Royal Bel Leerdammer produces some 400 tonnes of packaged cheese per week, with more than 2.5 million units of plastic packaging finding their way to supermarkets at home and abroad. All packages...
Nyrstar's site will accept a wide range of electronic products such as photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries, printed computer circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones...
They can take up to 500 years to decompose and form one of the largest waste streams dumped in UK landfills, PHS Group says of waste hygiene products. For instance, no less than 3 billion diapers are...
The anticipated upturn in earnings when compared to last year’s final quarter is based on ‘higher ferrous scrap demand and metal spread expansion from increased domestic steel mill...
‘We need legislative muscle to move forward,’ Gerbrandy urged. ‘We are gathered here the day after Trump decided to destroy the climate plan set up by his predecessor Obama....
Leung and Moucachen formed a partnership last summer to acquire the assets of Entropex including a 180 000-square foot recycling facility located in Sarnia, Ontario. ReVital Polymers Inc recovers...
Some of the equipment, including industrial controls and data destruction devices, will be developed by Converge. Other equipment will be purchased from outside suppliers with which SRS has worked...
Some 7.5 billion plastic bags, 10 billion cardboard boxes and 17 billion metres of wrapping tape were used to ship China’s parcels in 2015. ‘In China, an average of 57 million packages...

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