Science & technology

Finalists announced for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020

| The winners of the seven award categories will be announced on 26 March, the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

New technology for WEEE plastics recycling

| Ad Rem and Hamos jointly have developed a processing line that handles the complete plastic recycling chain from waste to resource. The first plant of its kind is now running at full capacity at the AO Recycling facility in Telford.

Hitachi Zosen Inova supplies technology for EtW plant in Australia

| Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova is delivering its first energy-from-waste plant in Australia in East Rockingham near Perth.

Better recycling of plastic bottles with delabler

| According to Stadler, the delabeler removes labels from bottles of all types, achieving a quality standard of up to 80 percent of labels removed.
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FEAD: position paper on chemical recycling

| Considering the increasing attention chemical recycling is receiving as an alternative route for treating waste, FEAD, by recognising the interest to closely monitor its development and potential, points out key elements to be taken into account during the discussions undertaken on chemical recycling at the European level.

New standards of excellence for wte sector

| ESWET welcomes the publication by the European Commission of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Conclusions for Waste Incineration (WI), setting new requirements for the Waste-to-Energy (WtE) sector.

EEA: Europe at a tipping point

| Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources.

WtE sector welcomes new ambitious standards

| After a 5-year review process, the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Conclusions for Waste Incineration (WI) were published in the Official Journal of the EU.

Private consumptionof textiles causes environmental pressures in EU

| Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water per person, according to a European Environment Agency briefing.

Full control over quality

| Plastic film manufacturer RKW relies on Vecoplan’s shredding technology to recycle its production waste.

Mobile Eddy Current for efficient metal recovery

| More and more recyclers are considering mobile metals separation from their recycle materials. More and more depth is being sought in the recycling of these materials, which is why more and more metals, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are being separated on location by mobile equipment.

Need for social inclusion in a circular economy

| On 7 November 2019, RREUSE held its 3rd International Conference in Berriozar, focusing on the role of social and solidarity enterprises in the circular economy.

Deep learning for sorting machines

| At Ecomondo Tomra launches Gain, a deep learning-based sorting technology, for advanced accuracy of complex sorting tasks at high throughput rates

New findings for functional barriers in PE flexible films

| RecyClass carried out tests on the compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polyethlene (PE) film with the recycling process.