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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:...
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...
In terms of value, the market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 22.1% from 2017 to 2025. This is mostly thanks to increasing adoption and government regulations on solar module...
The new tile variant is the result of an innovative process in which bottom ash is processed into FORZ granules. It provides a sustainable sand and gravel substitute and creates a new alternative to...
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...
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...
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...
Approximately 30% of the historically produced plastics remains in use today. An estimated 9% of the discarded plastic has been recycled, while around 12% has been incinerated and nearly 80% was sent...
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...
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...
A long-standing problem for plastics recyclers is that PE and PP, which make up two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together,...
People would need 'thousands of tons' of concrete to survive on other planets like the moon or Mars because of they are frequently bombarded with lethal radiation and small meteorites that could...
While thermoplastics can be recycled without difficulty, processing thermosets is another story entirely because of their cured resin, points out Jinwen Zhang, a professor in WSU’s school of...
More than 200 000 tonnes of HBCDD have been used in polystyrene worldwide since the ‘60s. Because the material is mainly being used as an insulation material, it stands to reason that a great...
Run by the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC), the competition is open to any Europe-based entity, including schools, universities, NGOs, national and regional authorities, companies and...
‘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...
Stainless steel scrap prices have made further strong progress since our previous report in late January, with the 304 grade advancing from US$ 1240-1290 to US$ 1290-1340 per tonne and the 316...
In an ever more competitive world, recyclers are eager to sink their teeth into a steady stream of material. At the same time, the number of shredders on the market continues to grow. In this...
‘For 2017, this means we will recycle 30 000 trucks full of PVC, which equals 6 full container ships,’ noted Eingärtner, deputy general manager of the European sustainable development...
Metal nanoparticles are known not to stick to glass, explains research fellow Xiang Fei, who leads the project. Often precious metals like gold are used to catalyse a number of chemical reactions,...
The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’, according to Ataur Rahman of...
'The government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
The ‘robust’ upsurge represents a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 11.6% by 2024. In terms of volume, the market is slated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% -...
The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period 2016-2024. For instance, analysts anticipate that China alone will make a contribution of over...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
Poland’s economical performance is ‘epitomised’ by polymer consumption, which surged more than 3.5% between 2009 and 2014, according to a new study by UK research firm Applied...

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