RECYCLING magazine 04 / 2021

    Source: Sennebogen
    The plastic waste crisis is still a key focus of the industry. We have some new concepts to help tackle the problem. And is the circular economy concept really as good as we think it is?

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    A journey into the unknown
    Although the concept of a circular economy has been widely embraced by politicians and companies alike, many aspects of the notion remain vague at the very least.
    Source: Volvo
    Batteries are booming
    The revision of the EU Battery Directive, the booming battery markets and the recycling of EV batteries were the main topics at the ICBR.
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    Beware of the rebound
    What is the best way to tackle the ever-growing volume of used textiles? According to a recent article, there is no such thing as an easy solution.
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    Cascading wood waste for the circular economy
    Scientists of the Université de Lorraine want to show ways how the use of wood waste can be improved.
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    Claiming back the circular economy
    While the circular economy concept is usually seen as very positive, a professor from the University of Warwick points out its many flaws.
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    Constraints on metal-bearing wastes
    Past experience is invaluable when it comes to driving new global efforts towards an era of increased recycling.
    Source: Gerd Altmann; pixabay.com
    Innovations for tackling the crisis
    In a current study, the European Patent Office (EPO) provides an overview of how different technologies are holding up in terms of patents.
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    It’s all about knowledge
    The European Environmental Agency explains why in the face of persistent environmental challenges, knowledge is the key.
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    Learning from nature
    Scientists show that there may be even more options for recycling plastic waste by having a close look at nature.
    The circularity of medium-power electrical transformers
    With their high economic value, substantial metal content and long life, transformers score highly in terms of circularity.
    Source: E. Zillner
    The right solution to avoiding single-use plastics
    In a recent paper, OECD Environment analyses various approaches to avoiding single-use plastics.
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    Transition in economy and technology is affecting our ecology
    Innovation supersedes all challenges to become an invention or a discovery.
    Source: Wolfgang Stemme; pixabay.com
    Why waste should be better kept at home
    A current report points out the dangers of plastic waste exports and suggests solutions that may help solve the problem.

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