Economy & Markets

Petcore launches monomer recycling group

| According to Petcore, monomer recycling opens a completely new perspective on how to deal with the concerns about plastics and plastic waste.

UK Plastics Pact launches rigid plastic packaging recyclability guidelines

| OPRL hails the UK Plastics Pact new guidance on the recyclability of rigid plastic packaging as a further vital step driving sustainable packaging and making it easy for consumers to recycle.

Metal detection for glass & PVC recycling

| Eriez Europe has recently supplied an E-Z Tec 9000 R Metal Detector with Pneumatic Reject System to be utilised by a customer that manufactures glass beads, used to increase durability and anti-skid and reflective properties in road markings.

EMCE: Looking at the bigger picture

| in a context of global urbanisation, ageing populations and environmental and societal challenges, the EMCE 2019 conference brought together like-minded people from companies and organisations around the world, all working towards the same goals.

Moscow counts on energy-from-waste

| A consortium consisting of the Swiss clean-tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova and the Russian technology company ZiO-Podolsk was awarded the contract by the client, the Russian operating company Alternative Generating Company. The plants will make a substantial contribution toward reducing the number of landfill sites by treating the residual waste of around 5 million inhabitants, while at the same time delivering electricity for around 1.5 million people.

Prototypes made from chemically recycled material

| Four of BASF’s partners in the ChemCyling project want to showcase first prototypes that were created during the pilot phase of the project at K 2019.

Joint project to advance wind turbine recycling

| WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades.
Manfred Schimmel, pixelio.de

Waste management and the elderly: A neglected problem?

| Year on year, we are seeing the median age of populations around the globe, rise. Due to technological advancements, changing of lifestyles, or simply better medical care, the UK has seen a statistical surge in one area in particular - 900,000 over the age of 85 in 1991, whereas in 2016, that number has risen to 1.6m. by 2066, predictions have been made that an estimated 5.1 million people will be aged 85 and over.

Refuse-derived fuel sales expected to surge

| A new study estimates the refuse-derived fuel market to reach ~50 Mn tons in 2019, recording ~3% Y-o-Y growth over 2018.

Waste management companies must act on HSE report about health dangers

| Re-Gen Waste has reacted to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest report analysing manual handling practices and recommendations in kerbside collection of recyclable waste.

Geocycle Mexico declares war on landfills

| To achieve this ambitious goal in a country that produces around 100,000 tonnes of waste a day, the affiliate of the cement giant Lafarge Holcim is relying on Lindner’s proven shredding technology.

The E-Waste crisis and how right to repair (and recycling) can fix it

| Here’s one shocking statistic to remind us why recycling matters more than ever: We are producing 50 million tons of electronic waste (“e-waste”) each...
Picture: Klaas hartz, pixelio.de

From spark test to smart tech—how and why scrap metal sorting has changed

| Today’s metal recycling yards are processing a higher volume and greater variety of scrap metals than ever before. That means efficient and accurate sorting—down to the specific alloy and grade of the material—is business-critical.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastic Recyclers confirm first speakers for annual meeting

| The first day of the Annual Meeting will feature the PRE Working Group meetings, where PET, HDPE/PP and LDPE sessions will be open to the public.