Science & technology

65% plastics packaging recycling target is attainable

| A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study determines a set of measures and necessary tools that will result in attaining this recycling rate.

Research challenges highest recycling rates

| A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading recycling nations may be overstating the level of real recycling they are achieving.

Permanently moving forward

| The permanent suspended overband magnet is a magnetic separator that is well-established within the Eriez portfolio. Uncomplicated in design and operation, it offers a straightforward solution for tramp iron removal from conveyor belts in a wide variety of applications.

18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018

| The 18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 14 – 16, 2018 in the hotel Marriott in Vienna, Austria.

Bertin launches new SaphyGATE G range of radiation portal monitors

| The SaphyGATE G portal monitors combine easy operation and maintenance with robustness and compliance with the strictest international standards.
electronic waste

Flexible sorting solution for electronic waste

| Commencing work at Steinert’s Test Centre in Cologne on May 2015, Swiss company Bühlmann Recycling, prepared an especially demanding sorting task for the applications specialists.

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 per cent

| The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.

Congress program IERC 2018 announced

| IERC 2018 brings together over 500 international producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, standards bodies, refurbishers, NGOs, regulators and many more.

BIR: No health risk from crumb rubber

| “Extremely negative” publicity continues to surround the use of tyre-derived crumb rubber in synthetic turf despite all studies worldwide having arrived at the conclusion that there is no risk to human health.

Kompogas building on success in Perugia

| Hitachi Zosen Inova is to build a new Kompogas plant in collaboration with its Italian partner Cesaro Mac Import, this already being the fifth such facility in Italy.

European Construction Material Recycling Award 2018

| The European Quality Association for Recycling (EQAR) for the third time offers the European innovation award for construction material recycling in Europe.
Biogas plant

Biogas plant for the world’s largest city

| The delivery of two kompogas digesters for a biogas plant in Chongqing marks the successful entry of Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova into the Chinese market.

New developments in PET thermoforms recycling

| A report from the Petcore Europe Thermoforms Working Group and its public workshop.

New trends in battery recycling

| Lisbon, September 28, 2017: What are the latest trends in the battery industry, which impact will increasing electric mobility have and what new developments are shaping the battery recycling sector? These questions and many more were answered at this year's International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2017.