Science & technology

Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform unveiled in November

| The move to a circular economy, one in which materials are kept in the value chain for as long as it makes economic and environmental sense, is expected to take a step forward this autumn as the Prospecting Secondary Raw Materials in the Urban Mine and Mining Wastes (ProSUM) project unveils the first Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform.

High-Performance shredding for plastics and other waste

| With the shredder series Micromat HP Lindner-Recyclingtech has added machines to their range of universal shredders for processing plastics and other waste.

HSM exhibits extensive range of baling presses at RWM

| From September 12 to 14, HSM will be exhibiting product solutions “Made in Germany” at the RWM trade fair.

Komatsu and Trimble Collaborate

| Komatsu Ltd. and Trimble Inc. announced today that they are collaborating to improve their customers' ability to exchange 3D construction site data between Komatsu and Trimble construction software to make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations.

Starlinger processes detergent bottles

| It is hard to imagine packaging without the use of plastics. Whether it is shampoo, shower gels, liquid laundry detergents or household cleaners – everything reaches the supermarket shelves in containers made of PP, HDPE, or PET.

Advanced Recovery & Recycling receives EPA funding

| The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $300,000 to Advanced Recovery and Recycling, LLC (ARR) of Syracuse, New York to continue its development of a depopulator that removes components from circuit boards to reduce refinery costs/pollution and to support component reuse.

Confidential information shredded beyond recognition

| On its journey from one truck to the next, confidential documents pass through a Lindner single-shaft shredder, type Micromat 2000, on the premises of Russell Richardson. Its owner appreciates above all the combination of high throughput, long uninterrupted running times, and easy accessibility for maintenance work.

Success with the synthesis of PET oligomers from biorecycled terephthalic acid

| Carbios has announced that it has taken a new step forward with the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.

Eriez Europe releases new corporate video

| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience from Bollegraaf at WasteTech

| Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Lubo Systems (also part of the Bollegraaf Group) are participating in WasteTech 2017. Conveying the scale, complexity, innovation and technological detail of Bollegraaf’s exceptional turnkey recycling systems is always a challenge at exhibitions. To resolve this, at WasteTech 2017, the leading global manufacturer will introduce the Bollegraaf VR Experience for the first time.

Energy from eucalyptus

| Pulp and paper mills as well as wood panel producers in Brazil use eucalyptus bark to generate RDF to supply their own energy. To shred the material, they use Lindner’s Urraco 75.

Recycling industry needs to be “on right side” of POPs argument

| Manufacturers should receive no exemptions that allow them to market goods containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) unless they have first made financial provision for end-of-life environmentally sound management (ESM), it is argued in a draft position formulated by BIR and aimed at Parties to the Stockholm Convention on POPs.
22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling

22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling

| The next congress in battery recycling ICBR 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held from September 20 – 22, 2017 in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon, Portugal.

Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

| New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting.