RECYCLING magazine 02 / 2020 DIGITAL

    Source: Kahl
    Sometimes one could get the impression that the world of recycling only revolves around plastics recycling. We also have a lot to say about that topic in this issue. However, there are other challenges to face, including the growing amount of waste textiles and the loss of value in e-waste. However, the good thing is that someone usually comes up with a solution to most of these problems.

    Price: EUR 11.99

    Buy the digital issue now

    You will be redirected to the desktop version of the RECYCLING Magazine app. After successful registration or log-in you can buy and read the current digital issue of RECYCLING Magazine. Alternatively, you can also download the app onto your mobile phone and buy and read the current digital issue there.
    Further information about reading RECYCLING Magazine digitally

    Topics

    Source: Gerd Altmann; pixabay.com
    Accelerators for the circular economy
    A recent report from the Netherlands analyses how Start-ups can deliver at least some aspects of the circular economy that are currently lacking.
    Source: Hans Braxmeier; pixabay.com
    Combatting plastic waste with a carrot-and-stick approach
    Since most of Asia has closed its doors, many western countries are having to find new solutions for their waste. Acucomm has analysed the situation.
    Source shirt: Clker-Free-Vector-Images; pixabay.com
    From fast fashion to sustainable apparel
    A report provides an analysis of the current situation and challenges regarding the treatment of waste textiles and points out possible ways of solving the problem.
    Source: Nextek
    Honing in on the plastic waste challenge
    The vision of a world where we use resources sparingly and recycle endlessly is still just that – a vision. The hard fact is that we are unlikely to achieve a circular economy any time soon.
    Source: Ed Bruno/Germany; pixabay.com
    Keeping track of your valuables
    A large proportion of the value of electronic products becomes lost at the end-of-life stage due to improper treatment. Their life cycles could even be extended if the right information were available.
    Source: Daniela Friebel
    Low-tech construction, material approach and circularity
    Archtitect Andrea Klinge provides key insights on the circular economy in the construction sector in Berlin and beyond.
    Source: photosforyou; pixabay.com
    Plastic packaging needs a radical change
    TheEuropean Academic Science Advisory Council adds some more food for thought to this discussion with its study “Packaging plastics in the circular economy”.
    Source: ReNew ELP
    The advance of chemical recycling
    The way in which plastic waste is managed must change – and this needs to be coupled with a drive to reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil resources in new plastics.
    Source: prvideotv; pixabay.com
    Well-meant solution with unwanted side-effects
    The landfill directive has a 10 per cent target. This may sound better than nothing, but according to a paper published by Zero Waste Europe, it may even make things worse.