Science & technology

Andritz to supply textile recycling Sweden

| Andritz has received an order from Renewcell to supply textile recycling equipment to its greenfield recycling plant in Sundsvall, Sweden. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Interecycling Sociedade de Reciclagem relies on Tomra technology

| Interecycling, S.A., a Portuguese company associated to the Marcovil - Metalomecânica de Viseu, S.A. Group specializing in the recycling of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), relies on Tomra Recycling for its new line of separation of metals and plastics.
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Study finds competition is beneficial to circular economy

| Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes tend to perform better when there is competition between multiple producer responsibility organisations.

Good practices in tackling fires caused by lithium batteries in e-waste

| WEEE Forum, EuRIC, EUCOBAT, EERA, MWE and the WEEELABEX Organisation join forces to counter the occurrence of fires caused by lithium batteries and e-waste containing lithium batteries.
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Design for Chemical Recycling kills Innovation Upstream

| Zero Waste Europe, together with RPa and ECOS, has published the report Designing for real recycling, not plastic lock-in.

Stadler builds largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil

| Stadler has recently signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos to build the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil.

RecyClass tests functional barriers in PP containers

| RecyClass commissioned an independent laboratory to test the compatibility of vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polypropylene (PP) rigid packaging with the state-of-art recycling process.

NONTOX Project to recover contaminated plastics

| The NONTOX Project is developing new decontamination processes for plastic materials to recover waste from the automotive, construction, and electrical and electronic industries

Masotina chooses ZenRobotics as partner for AI-based sorting

| Italian waste management companyMasotina has partnered with ZenRobotics to retrofit their plastics sorting facility (PRF) with an AI-powered robotic sorting station for the recovery of clear PET at a high purity rate.

Innovation in batch-type waste tire pyrolysis technology (part II)

| Weibold Academy article series discusses periodically the practical developments and scientific research findings in the end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling and pyrolysis industry.

Geocycle doubles co-processing capabilities with Untha shredder

| Global waste management specialist Geocycle has doubled the capacity of its co-processing facility in Costa Rica, following the investment in an UNTHA waste shredder.

PRSE returns to Amsterdam 4-5 November 2021

| The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) returns to the RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4-5 November 2021, moving to the larger Hall 12 this year to accommodate demand for a larger exhibition and conference space.

Tomra: Webinar on data-driven recovery of plastics packaging

| Tomra Recycling is hosting a free webinar “Maximizing plastic packaging recovery – how data upgrades plastics performance” on July 14, 4 pm CEST.

LCA of food-quality polystyrene recycling options confirms significant CO2 savings

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to increase the circularity of styrenic polymers, has unveiled the results of a comprehensive life cycle analysis (LCA) for polystyrene.

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