There is a very lively debate going on about climate change and what we can do about it. There is no doubt that this is absolutely necessary, provided it leads to action very soon. However, I get the slight impression that the mega topic of climate change is causing recycling to be pushed back into the second row. No, recycling will not solve all the world‘s climate problems; that would be too much to expect. Nevertheless, it can help to mitigate a lot of those problems, such as CO2 emissions and material scarcity. Since recycling as it is commonly practiced today in Europe and many other countries in the world is quite a complex matter, a lot needs explaining.
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Source: Dieter Schütz; pixelio.de
Circular economy becomes a business case
How businesses globally are adapting to ways of doing business.
Circular economy by cooperation
Jan Verheyen (OVAM) talks about the success of waste management in Flanders.
Source Photo: Tim Reckmann; pixelio.de; Compositing E. Zillner
Digital help to reach analogue targets
An overview of the current state of digitalisation in waste management.
Source: Avery Dennison
Meeting the sustainability challenge
Label liners can make packaging more sustainable.
Source: uschi dreiucker; pixelio.de
Prevention in its infancy
So far, waste prevention measures in Europa have not been sufficient.
Source Flaggs: Petra Bork, pixelio.de
Ready to improve national systems of waste recycling
Baltic states want to improve compliance with EU
Source: Iris Hamelmann, pixabay
The environment is being thrown away
Swiss scientists have analysed plastic packaging emission flows.
Source: InspiredImages; pixabay.com
The solution lies in Asia
While Europe is still lacking sufficient capacities in battery recycling, Asia is one step ahead.
Source: CFalk; pixelio.de
Too flexible for recycling?
State of the art of polyethylene film recycling and challenges to overcome.
Source photo: Rainer Sturm; pixelio.de; Compositing: E. Zillner
Towards a fully circular plastics economy
Plastics producers have to consider the end-of-life of their products.
Source: T. Byrne
Waste collection service during the night
How EMAYA takes care of waste in Palma de Mallorca.
Working with the pioneers
Dr Helen Versluys (Möbius) talks about how businesses can get circular.
Source: Helga Hauke; pixelio.de
WtE projects picking up across Gulf region
The technology is expected to curb the growing waste problems.