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So far, no one has really thought about the potential for decarbonisation in the waste management sector. A current study shows that it is huge. On the other hand, the question can be raised as to whether circularity is always sustainable. And what needs to be done when larger volumes of waste have to be treated within the EU due to various export restrictions?
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Price excl. VAT and postage Germany 4,00 EUR International 5,00 EUR Order now Topics Source: Pexels; pixabay.com A lot of promising potentialA current study commissioned by a group of European federations shows the carbon emissions reduction potential of waste management. Source: Komptech A milestone in GhanaIn cooperation with the Jospong Group, 14 mobile processing lines and the first stationary plant from Komptech are currently in operation. Source: OMER YONTARd; pixabay.com Decoupling growth and wasteA report by the EEA makes some suggestions regarding how the ever-growing amount of textile waste could be reduced. Source: AMP Robotics How AI and data capture are improving MRF operationsIt’s been a while since robots first made inroads into recycling, but the impact they are having is evident. Source: Gerd-Altmann; pixabay.com Is circularity always sustainable?It is mostly taken for granted that a circular economy will automatically lead to greater sustainability. But is this really the case? Source: Joshua Woroniecki; pixabay.com Making batteries separate againIn a recent report, the European Environmental Bureau and “Right to repair” explain the pitfalls of battery recycling. Source: Michael Gaida; pixabay.com Making good use of the internal marketIn a new briefing, the EEA emphasises the relevance of waste shipments within the EU to support the circular economy concept. Source: Shutterstock / Sanit Fuangnakhon No further capacity neededDue to export restrictions, more waste needs to be treated within the EU. But do we need more incineration capacity to achieve that? Source: kostkarubika005; pixabay.com No need to raise the bar againPOP BFRs have been a topic of discussion for quite a while. Lowering the thresholds could make the recycling of certain waste streams difficult. Source: Adam; Novak; pixabay.com Not all recycled plastic is equalVirgin plastics could become cheaper than recycled plastics, even after the imminent UK Plastics Packaging tax has come into force. Source: Manuel Alvarez; pixabay.com Redesigning the supply chainA white paper describes the steps and measures necessary to make fashion and consumer electronics more circular. Source: piyalis14; pixabay.com Takeout food without remorseDue to the high demand for takeout food and beverages, Hong Kong has a huge problem with single-use plastics. Source: Ben Kerckx; pixabay.com Time for a national strategyThe US recycling landscape is far from consistent. The EPA wants to change that now with its “National Recycling Strategy”. Source: Shutterstock / Sanit Fuangnakhon Using VSDs for shredder controlHow WEG partner Technidrive engineered a bespoke solution for shredder control using a variable speed drive (VSD). Source: Andreas Lischka; pixabay.com World consumes half a trillion tonnes of virgin materialThe global economy is fuelling the climate crisis with more than half a trillion tonnes of virgin material consumed.
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