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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...
At the heart of Blend Rewind is a chemical recycling process that yields new viscose filaments from polyester and cotton fibre blends. The process generates three circular outgoing product streams:...
The scheme was initiated by PlasticsEurope and is aimed at achieving food-grade recycled polystyrene. 'Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully...
The new materials recycling facility has the capacity to process around 140 000 tons of recyclables per year, handling approximately 40 tons per hour. The site is operated by FCC Environmental...
Their joint statement reads: 'A significant body of evidence indicates that oxo-degradable plastics simply fragment into small pieces, including microplastics, with the entire process of...
Forget Wall-e, meet Bin-e. The smart waste bin uses sensors to recognise plastics, glass, paper and mixed materials, storing each in designated containers that can be easily removed once full....
A global producer of packaging for the luxury and fashion industries, Favini was recognised for its ground-breaking Remake papermaking process whereby 20% of the fibre is provided by scrap from Italy...
The company claims to have invented DEMETO's core technology, which enables an effective process intensification of the depolymerisation reaction (hydrolysis) of plastic - 'from bottles as much as...
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...
Africa's first recycling plant for the conversion of discarded plastics into commercial synthetic fuel oil is no longer a dream, according to Kenya-based entrepreneur Rajesh Kent. His company...
In 2015, Relectrify developed an innovative control technology that reduces the cost of repurposing electric vehicle batteries while boosting performance and lifespan. The start-up combines both...
Against this backdrop, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in Scotland, together with 10 European partner organisations, have been awarded almost £500 000 (Euro 570 000) by...
‘As a bag sorting application, a ZRR3 recovers up to 18 fractions in one spot in a single pass no matter how crowded the belt is, using three successive arms,’ ZenRobotics reports. The...
Almost 2 million phones have been recycled since Closing the Loop started its operations in 2012. Belgium’s industry leader Umicore takes care of the metals recovery, managing over 99% metals...
The project, for which the UK's RSSB (Rail Safety Standards Board) has awarded a grant of £ 1.25 million (Euro 1.4 million) aims to both reduce weight and optimise vertical and transverse...
Designed by AMP Robotics, the AMP Cortex robot sorts and picks cartons from the recycling stream for use in an array of products such as tissues, paper towels and other paper materials, as well as...
The cellulose is separated from contaminants, quenched of all liquids, dried and subjected to a high-temperature purification process to ensure a hygienic end product comprising pellets and a fluffy...
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...
‘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...
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...
To create the battery anodes, the team used a three-step low-cost chemical reaction process. This involves crushing and grinding the glass bottles into a fine white power, a magnesiothermic reduction...
Pyrowave is proposing the first commercial modular technology consisting of small machines using a patented catalytic microwave depolymerisation technique to ‘deconstruct’ the plastic...
The consortium uses a cryo-mill to pulverise electronic waste - primarily the computer chips and polymers that make up printed circuit boards - into particles so small that they do not contaminate...
'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...
The signing ceremony has taken place at a meeting in Berlin between Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s prime minister Li Keqiang. The 3.3-square-kilometre Deyang Resource...

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