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.

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.

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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