innovation

The ‘groundbreaking’ REB4 baler uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll...
Together with a Dutch start-up tech company, Inoniqa, Unilever has developed a new recycling method that uses a patented magnetic catalyst to break PET down to molecular level. The remaining liquid...
The 5000-square-metre incineration plant is scheduled to be up and running by 2023 and will be capable of processing 40% of the island nation’s waste. The facility is projected to generate...
Using magnets to sort metal scrap is a 'steadily growing market' and interest in mobile systems is 'really taking flight', observes Dutch technology firm Goudsmit. This trend can be attributed partly...
The new recovery process is based on hydrometallurgy, coupled with the electrowinning of copper and modern metal scavenger technologies. This means that thermally treated e-scrap is leached in stages...
Chances are you have never heard of Gluconobacter - a strain of bacteria that produces acid. In combination with corn leaves and stalks left over from the harvest, this presents an innovative ‘...
For many months, the auspicious date 18 March was a talking point for industry stakeholders. Now, finally, Global Recycling Day is a fact. The event received wide support from people in Delhi, Paris...
Previously-landfilled medical plastic waste such as tubes and drip bags are now being collected from two hospitals in Pretoria for recycling. These have already been transformed into shoes for...
Heralded as ‘a unique one-stop source’, I4R aims to provide a whole range of information and guidance on how to handle e-scrap. The initiative is being headed by DIGITALEUROPE and the...
Noah is a fully-electric city car and seats two people. Just like his big sister Lina, Noah's chassis, body panels and interior are made from a biocomposite with flax as its main component.  The...
Built for a leading supplier of insulation technology, the new plant will be capable of manufacturing ‘high-quality’ polyols based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET), phthalic anhydride...
The research has been led by Professor James Eagan, who published results in the Science journal last year. He estimates that polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) make up two-thirds of the world...
The initiative, which will be implemented in eight regions across the country, has been launched in the country’s capital Accra by environment, science, technology and innovation minister...
The innovative technique can be used to recover and restore lithium cobalt oxide, which is widely used in smartphones and laptops. It is also suitable for recovering NMC - a popular lithium cathode...
The plant will process 50 tons per hour of mixed waste sourced from Berkeley County to recover recycled commodities and a fuel feedstock. Using advanced technologies, the aim is to recover ‘all...
'By far the most popular and useful guillotine size is 700-900 tons,' reckons Pierluigi Sambolino of G.P.S. Processing Solutions, based in Ferrara, Italy. With this size of shear and a good operator...
The Technical Research Center (TRC) features a wide selection of equipment for live demonstrations and trials, including: versatile airsifters, EcoShred size-reduction-equipment and the LaserSort...
‘Analysing precious metals is a meticulous process,’ says Metallix’s president Maria Piastre. ‘It not only requires the most sensitive, modern equipment and analytic...
REPREVE Champions of Sustainability status will be awarded to 25 brand and retail partners that have each used the equivalent of 10 million or more bottles, and 15 textile partners that have each...
Prysm has paid organiser Ascential an undisclosed sum for the show in a deal signed shortly before the new year. Plans have already been announced to switch the UK’s long-established and...
The V5 Seabin is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in bodies of water such as marinas, yacht clubs and ports. The special bin can capture around 1.5 kg of floating debris...
The combination of materials and ingredients used in most products made with MDF and particleboard is 'the biggest challenge' for technically and economically feasible recycling, according to the...
SKM is building three new plants, which are expected to be operational in the first quarter of this year, will process more than 350 000 tonnes of single-stream post-consumer material annually. The...
‘Changing the name is a logical step,’ comments STEINERT’S technical managing director Dr Uwe Habich. ‘Sensor sorting machines account for an increasing share of our business...
The new artificial intelligence sorter will be operational in the first quarter of the new year, at which point it will average 65 picks per minute. To date, three BHS units have been successfully...
‘Effective recycling really begins at the point a product is first conceived,’ argues Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. The Design for Recycling Award, which was first launched more than...
Pyrowave can process up to three tons of post-consumer polystyrene material every day, for example cups and food containers. This represents an average capacity of 800 tons per year. Pyrowave has...
The teams will be able to pitch their ideas online before a deadline of January 15 next year, with Euro 50 000 in awards available to each of the 26 selected projects. WEAR Sustain will organise...
ELG has been named technical supplier to the America's Cup racing team and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts – such as boat hulls and foils – to...
The goal of the partnership is to tackle the large-scale incineration and landfilling of today’s mattresses, to which end the pair hopes to create fully-recyclable mattresses within the next...

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