recycling rate

The installed capacity for recycling flexible PE has grown approximately from 1.5 million tonnes per year in 2015 to 2.3 million tonnes per year recently. Giving that Europe has an extrusion capacity...
‘Single-use’ plastic is the area in which ‘new policy, legislation, design, behaviours and processes must drive change’, insists David Wilson, managing director of Vanden...
People who join the scheme will receive vouchers which can be used to purchase items from associated companies, Hashem explains. The app can be downloaded from Google Play for free. The businessman...
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...
Costing US$ 41 million, the facility reflects the Qatar National Vision 2030 of boosting sustainability and supporting green technology. It has been financed by local banks, the government of Qatar...
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...
To the surprise of many, recovered paper markets have been generally steady to strong in November. On the downside, however, traders have continued to experience shipping problems and uncertainties,...
‘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...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
The amount of household waste recycled increased by 34 411 tonnes last year. The largest quantities of material recycled or reused in 2015 corresponded to paper and card on 222 600 tonnes followed by...
The Netherlands will continue to promote waste materials as a ‘valuable commodity’ in line with the country’s 2050 circular economy plan for a ‘100% recycling economy’,...
TEPPFA has identified that, under the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACh) legislation and Waste Framework Directive (WFD), there are additives...
‘In 2015, we diverted more than 89 million pounds of e-waste from landfills,’ Apple also notes. ‘That’s 71% of the total weight of the products we sold seven years earlier....
Nearly 70% of local authorities in the UK had introduced mixed plastic collections by 2014/15. For post-consumer plastics, the recycling totals for the period were 231 000 tonnes for PET bottles, 108...
Methods to achieve this include gaining a better understanding of current waste streams via compositional analysis studies and reviewing existing collection services to evaluate how much value is...
The BPF has suggested a recycling target of 48% for this year, with subsequent 1% increases annually to 2020. Such a standard would allow for proper review of the producer responsibility system in...
A new PV Cycle process allows for the recycling of silicon flakes, a combination of EVA laminate, silicon-based semiconductors and metals, in an economic and environmentally sound manner. With...
New Zealand records a recycling rate for containers of between 25% and 40%, significantly lower than the 85-98% routinely achieved in Canada, South Australia and Western Europe. The InCENTive 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 small upturn is believed to have been driven by an almost 10% increase in the volume of organic waste recycled. And yet, Defra observes, the UK still has some catching up to do if it is to...
Construction of the facility began in September 2013 to replace the overflowing Abu Dis landfill. The Greennet facility will receive 250 truckloads of refuse on a daily basis and has an annual...
The USA generated 254.11 million tons of MSW and recovered 87.18 million tonnes for recycling and composting. MSW generation climbed 1.2% in 2013 compared with slightly more than 251 million tonnes...
European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans has told the European Parliament: ′What we want to do is approach the circular economy in a circular way and not just a half circle, which...
Last year saw more than 50 million tonnes of paper and paperboard recovered for recycling by domestic mills or exported to end consumers. This means that domestic consumption of recovered fibre...
Despite achieving the objective set for 2013, a lower fourth-quarter figure - 13 981 tonnes versus the average of 18 935 tonnes for earlier in the year - shows that some players are choosing not to...
The scheme is aimed at raising the 16% domestic recycling rate for ELTs by forming new industries and product applications while reducing unsustainable disposal practices. Currently, Hunt argues, a...
'The high rates of recycling show that we have an excellently-functioning package recycling system in Germany,' says Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, managing director of German Aluminium Packaging Recycling (...
A total of 2.5 million tonnes of PET made its way to US retailers in 2012, thanks to a 30.8% recycling rate. NAPCOR said this was the first time PET bottle recycling had topped 30%. The recycling...

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