Science & technology

Exploring the circular economy potential of unexploited bio-based waste streams

| Building on the potential of bio-based waste to accelerate the transition to circular bioeconomy, a new EU-funded project has been launched to analyse economically and environmentally efficient models for biowaste management in a bid to unlock innovative and comprehensive bioeconomy solutions.

FDA gives green light for Starlinger recycling process

| The two “Letters of No Objection” of the US Food and Drug Administration FDA confirm the use of up to 100 % recycled HDPE in food contact packaging.

Untha continues expansion into Japan

| Industrial shredder manufacturer Untha is continuing its global expansion with an exclusive distributor agreement with Axia, in Japan.

Upgrading Recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires

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

Asekol reveals impact of smart monitoring on collection of electronic waste

| Thanks to the monitoring of its containers for electronic waste with the Sensoneo solution, Asekol is able to empty only those containers that really need it.

Tomra: High-quality recycling starts with targeted collection

| According to calculations by the World Bank, approximately two-thirds of household waste is still incinerated or landfilled.

Updated results single-use vs multiple use paper

| A full life cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) and carried out by independent consultant Ramboll challenges the common perception that reusable tableware has lower environmental impacts.

Starlinger installs food-grade plastics recycling facility in India

| The Indian recycler Srichakra Polyplast commissioned a PET bottle-to-bottle and a post-consumer polyolefin recycling line from Starlinger by mid of September.

First products granted RecyClass Recycled Plastics Certification

| The Certification attest the inclusion of recycled plastics in products containing between 10% to 100% of recycled content.

“Circular economy is not the panacea many had hoped for”

| The definition of a circular economy is unclear and lacks substance, according to a team of researchers from Lancaster University Management School, Lund University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

A smarter way of dealing with plastic

| Australian researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel. 

RecyClass publishes sorting protocol for plastic packaging

| ‘Sorting Evaluation Protocol for Plastic Packaging’ is a Standard Practice that is geared at evaluating the behaviour of a plastic product during the sorting process in Europe.

Solvay announces solution for recycling PVDC

| Scientists at Solvay have developed a process that could revolutionize the future recycling of PVDC food packaging

Tomra: New flake sorting Test Center in Italy

| On September 22, 2021, Tomra Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of PO and PET flake sorting while simultaneously expanding its service offering.

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