Science & technology


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.
sewage sludge

Turning sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen

| TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.

Recycling facility installed in Minya Governorate

| Amut Ecotech, Recycling Division of Amut Group, has supplied for Minya Governorate (Egypt) a municipal solid waste recycling facility for the best management of recyclable materials. The plant is planned to go into operation by June 2017.
plastic recycling plants

APK plans to build new plastic recycling plants

| APK plans to set up recycling plants by 2025 together with strategic partners in Europe and South- East Asia in order to strengthen plastics recycling and to reduce global land pollution and marine litter.

CP Group uses virtual reality for MRF simulation

| CP Group, recycling solutions provider and equipment manufacturer based in San Diego, CA, has unveiled the Virtual MRF at Waste Expo in New Orleans.

Assessment and risk management in food contact plastics

| On 20 and 21 April, EuPC, the Trade Association of Plastics Converters in Europe held the Food Contact Plastics Seminar organized together with Polymer Comply Europe.
refuse-derived fuel

More energy from refuse-derived fuel and less downtime

| Metso's two new fine-shredders, M&J FineShred 1550 and M&J FineShred 3550, ensure that waste used in the production of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) has just the right size and shape for maximized energy output.
optical fiber sorting technology

Next-Generation optical fiber sorting technology

| MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, is introducing its next generation fiber sorting technology, the Cirrus FiberMax. It delivers ultra-fast belt speeds, intuitive learning software, and a more marketable fiber product

Having non-ferrous metals without having a mine

| A new method of electrowinning leads to much lower rates of impurities in the recycling of non-ferrous metals.
odour reduction

Unabated interest in odour reduction during recycling

| Since Starlinger recycling technology presented its technology for odour reduction in post-consumer recycling in 2016, it continues to be in high demand: a customer already ordered the second recycling system equipped with it.
recycling robots

Wind-powered recycling robots

| ZenRobotics has delivered a waste sorting system to Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden, which is powered by a wind turbine.

Finding a digital solution to the food waste problem

| The cost of global food waste and loss is estimated to be $940 billion a year. For businesses, this represents a significant proportion of shrinkage in retail supply chains and it has a direct impact on companies’ triple bottom lines.
IARC 2017

IARC 2017: New trends in automobile recycling

| Representatives of the international automobile recycling industry came together in Berlin for the 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress. From March 22 to 24, around 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital for this event.

Hitachi Zosen Inova energizes city of Poznan

| Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has handed over the energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Poznan to the client SUEZ Zielona Energia, a joint venture between SUEZ Polska and the Marguerite Fund.