Science & technology

Wasting waste: the missing piece in India’s climate puzzle

| The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the alarm for better healthcare while seeing an increase in the use of PPE kits and surgical masks by healthcare workers.

Wastewater treatment unit for 33,000-PE sewage treatment plant

| Following a public tender procedure, Weltec Biopower was awarded the contract for an anaerobic stage for the municipal sewage treatment plant in Bückeburg, North Germany.
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Chemcycling of waste to hydrogen

| Chemical recycling, or chemcycling, using thermochemical processes such as gasification, reforming and pyrolysis can convert hydrocarbon-rich solid wastes to hydrogen. These thermochemical processes yield syngas which can be further processed to hydrogen, a clean, emission-free energy vector.

RepescaPlas wants to achieve products frommarine litte

| After closing its third year with the collection of 4.2 tonnes of marine litter and excellent results in terms of recovery of this litter through chemical recycling, the RepescaPlas project has entered its fourth phase, in which it is expected to strengthen the industrial-scale management and treatment of marine litter.

OKAY transforms MRF for HW Martin

| OKAY Engineering has transformed an older existing plant into a high-tech sorting facility through the addition of optical sorting units and associated equipment. 

Direct reduction of black mass for spent LIB recycling

| Today, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are considered by many as the best technology for sustainable transport since they provide high energy and power per unit of battery weight, allowing them to be lighter and smaller than other rechargeable batteries.

Recycling supply chain for luxury cars

| The University of Birmingham today announces a three-year research project with Bentley Motors to deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles for one of the most sought after luxury car brands in the world.

World’s first fully automated textile sorting plant in Malmö

| Stadler and Tomra delivered the fully automated sorting plant for Sysav Industri AB, which sorts pre- and post-consumer mixed textile waste in southern Skåne, in Sweden.

Avery Dennison launches label-liner recycling program in Europe

| Avery Dennison has announced the launch of AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe.

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 open for entries

| The winners will be announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in November.

Ceflex shows new market potential for recyclates from flexible packaging

| A new Quality Recycling Process (QRP) for flexible packaging, from Ceflex and its stakeholders, shows high value applications for recycled polymers from a mechanical recycling process is viable.

British universities to further develop chemical recycling

| Innovate UK backs a 1.2 million GBP project with Recycling Technologies, the University of Birmingham, the University of Surrey, and the Cranfield University to further develop chemical recycling technology in the UK.

Rigid polyolefins need increased quality collection & sorting

| A new study identifies key measures to advance recycling.

APK takes aim at new markets for recycled plastics

| At APK AG in Merseburg, Germany, improving recyclate quality and working to close the loop on plastic products remain at the top of their agenda for 2021.
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