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The worldwide construction market is expected to reach over US$ 1 trillion by 2020. ‘There are a lot of new structures and roads in development, which will add to the already sizeable waste...
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...
It is time to take recycling in Ghana to the next level, starting with the enforcement of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act, according to Dzifa Ahazi. He laments that...
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...
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 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...
When fully operational, the state-of-the-art recycling facility will be able to process 200 000 tons of used rubber per year. The new site will sort, rinse and dry tyre fragments, while also...
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...
With their combined expertise, innovative products and advanced technologies, Maag and Ettlinger plan to 'leverage the polymer, compounding and recycling industry', it is stated. 'Ettlinger will...
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...
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 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...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
At the meeting, delegates witnessed the unveiling of a website - www.globalrecyclingday.com - dedicated to next year’s first-ever Global Recycling Day. With this launch and that of the Global...
A total of 96.1 million motor vehicles were produced globally last year – of which almost 78 million represented passenger cars. Growth was up 14% in China, 2.8% in Europe and 1.6% in North...
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...
The number 'essentially has remained constant since 2014' when the publication last printed its roll-call of shredder operations, notes publisher Kent Kiser. Of the 359 units, 316 can be found in the...
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...
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...
‘India generates 1500 tonnes of plastic waste every day and we just throw it away,’ comments S K Dhawan, who oversaw the project. Around 600 plastic bags are used to create one tile,...
The improvements are expected to ‘increase the use of recycled material and reduce costs associated with purchasing polypropylene plastics’, says the company.  A large portion of the...

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