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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...
‘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...
NASA says its 2018 project is the first one to combine recycling and 3D printing into one single device. The Refabricator is roughly the size of a mini refrigerator. It will process one type of...
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...
AMI has yet to select a location for the plant, but indicates it will be situated near a manufacturing hub of electronic vehicle batteries. The US company also intends to recycle other valuable...
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...
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...
Amidst the many shredder and baler manufacturers, the French company Minet Lacing Technology (MLT) stood out with its various patented conveyor belt solutions. ‘Recyclers have to process a lot...
In a career already spanning more than a decade, Mia Mantsinen has been company cfo, followed by sales and marketing director and most recently vice president of its material handling machinery...
The new recruit will be responsible for ‘researching the need for specialized machinery and gaining insight from customers and attachment manufacturers to develop machine enhancements’,...
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...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
The recycling community in the Netherlands believes a large-scale diaper collection scheme will become a reality in the not-too-distant future. Procter & Gamble is already running a 'state-of-the...
The innovative plasma furnace designed by Tetronics will allow Cohen’s multi-million dollar recycling plant to process an initial 20 million pounds of e-scrap annually. BlueOak says it will...
Aqua goes on to say: ‘Together, we believe that we have the potential to significantly advance the performance and cycle life of lead-acid battery chemistry in an easily-recycled product....
At the ‘Eco Design - More than Recyclability’ forum scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Interpack trade show in the German city of Düsseldorf, experts will highlight and discuss...
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...
The brand-new PV panel recycling plant will process 1400 tonnes of material per year from 2017 and up to 4000 tonnes by 2021. It will be located in Rousset in the Bouches-du-Rhône of southern France...
Some of the equipment, including industrial controls and data destruction devices, will be developed by Converge. Other equipment will be purchased from outside suppliers with which SRS has worked...
Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss, among other topics: global safety issues relating to lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries; energy...
Frieco’s patented in-home recycling station has an initial capacity of 30 litres (approximately 250 aluminium cans or 200 plastic bottles) and recycles materials at the touch of a button. One...

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