Science & technology

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.

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.

OPRL launches labelling rules review

| The recycling label not-for-profit has launched the latest review process of its labelling rules to ensure they keep pace with developments in collections services and, for the first time, to take account of recycling infrastructure.

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.

Microorganisms scavenge precious metals from e-waste

| Mint Innovation has unveiled a working plant to demonstrate its technology that enables valuable metals to be recovered from electronic waste.

Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loaders for Dowideit Recycling GmbH

| A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader was recently put into operation at the Dowideit Recycling GmbH machine park in Wustermark.
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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.
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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.

ISO technical committee for circular economy formed

| While standards and initiatives abound for components of this, such as recycling, there is no current agreed global vision on how an organization can complete the circle. A new ISO technical committee for the circular economy has just been formed to do just that.
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Is waste set to fuel our aeroplanes?

| There are more people jetting off on holiday than ever before and because of this, we’re seeing expansions at places like Heathrow Airport to keep up with the demand — but with more planes in the sky, are we looking for alternative sources of fuel?

Compact solutions for construction sites

| In 2017, Montagnier TP expanded its fleet with two new compact Liebherr machines: the A 914 Compact wheeled excavator and the R 914 Compact crawler excavator. The machines are still efficient and powerful after two years in operation.

EMCE 2019 conference provides insight on how EVs will be recycled in the future

| Critical sessions at the 2019 EMCE conference will focus on the present and future state of raw materials use in the design of new vehicles.

Mondi accelerates efforts to create flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

| Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, develops a usable pouch prototype containing 20% post-consumer waste bringing flexible packaging one step closer to a circular economy.