Science & technology

Biomethane facility scaled back to boost performance

| Since 2015, ZASE, the organisation in charge of managing wastewater in the Solothurn-Emme area, has been operating a gas treatment plant from Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) on the site of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Zuchwil.

SA Recycling relies on Steinert sensor sorting technology

| SA Recycling processes 6 million metric tons of residential and commercial scrap metal every year at more than 140 sites.

Heraeus Precious Metals enters hydrogen business

| Heraeus Precious Metals has announced the establishment of a new dedicated Business Line, Hydrogen Systems, effective 1 January 2024.

EU economy emissions in 2022: down 22% since 2008

| In 2022, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by economic activities of EU resident units stood at 3.6 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2-eq), indicating a 22% decrease compared with 2008.

Material cleaning with state-of-the-art sorting technology

| Austrian recycling experts have joined forces for the consistent recycling of PET.

New standard for circular plastics ensures higher quality and cost reduction

| Cirplus has developed a new standard for the use of recycled plastics together with the IKK — Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy and the Kunststoff-Institut Luedenscheid.

EuCertPlast & RecyClass join forces

| EuCertPlast and RecyClass have reached an agreement for the future development of the certification for plastics recyclers. Going forward, the expertise and know-how of the two audit schemes will be combined under the RecyClass Recycling Process Certification.

Metales Bolueta recycles non-ferrous metals with Steinert technology

| Metales Bolueta is a family-run business, founded in 1980 and is based near Bilbao, Spain.

Vast amounts of waste caused by single-use e-cigarette batteries

| While the lithium-ion batteries in disposable electronic cigarettes are discarded after a single use, they can continue to perform at high capacity for hundreds of cycles, according to new research from UCL and the University of Oxford, supported by The Faraday Institution.

New research charts course to circular plastic

| A recently study by KPMG, Plastic feedstock for recycling in the Netherlands, highlights the Netherlands’ leading position in Europe in the reuse of raw materials.

Efficient sorting of electronic and electrical waste

| The requirements for recycling electronic waste have increased enormously recently.

First automated textile waste sorting and recycling line in France inaugurated

| France’s first industrial plant for automated sorting and recycling of textile waste was officially inaugurated at Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Amplepuis, on November 30, 2023.

$13.5 Trillion Investment Needed to Fast-Track Decarbonization of Key Hard-to-Abate Industry Sectors

| Transitioning to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, $13.5 trillion in investments will be needed by 2050, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, according to a new World Economic Forum report.

Modernising Swiss Krono’s wood recycling line in Sully-sur-Loire, France

| Swiss Krono S.A.S. based in Sully-sur-Loire, the French subsidiary of the Swiss Krono Group, strongly emphasizes the environmental aspects of its activities and is committed to acting more sustainably every day.

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