Science & technology

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From spark test to smart tech—how and why scrap metal sorting has changed

| Today’s metal recycling yards are processing a higher volume and greater variety of scrap metals than ever before. That means efficient and accurate sorting—down to the specific alloy and grade of the material—is business-critical.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastic Recyclers confirm first speakers for annual meeting

| The first day of the Annual Meeting will feature the PRE Working Group meetings, where PET, HDPE/PP and LDPE sessions will be open to the public.

ISO technical committee for circular economy formed

| While standards and initiatives abound for components of this, such as recycling, there is no current agreed global vision on how an organization can complete the circle. A new ISO technical committee for the circular economy has just been formed to do just that.
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Is waste set to fuel our aeroplanes?

| There are more people jetting off on holiday than ever before and because of this, we’re seeing expansions at places like Heathrow Airport to keep up with the demand — but with more planes in the sky, are we looking for alternative sources of fuel?

Compact solutions for construction sites

| In 2017, Montagnier TP expanded its fleet with two new compact Liebherr machines: the A 914 Compact wheeled excavator and the R 914 Compact crawler excavator. The machines are still efficient and powerful after two years in operation.

EMCE 2019 conference provides insight on how EVs will be recycled in the future

| Critical sessions at the 2019 EMCE conference will focus on the present and future state of raw materials use in the design of new vehicles.

Mondi accelerates efforts to create flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

| Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, develops a usable pouch prototype containing 20% post-consumer waste bringing flexible packaging one step closer to a circular economy.

13-year-old designs electronic monitoring system for compost bins

| A 13-year-old boy from Australia has won an international inventors award in Malaysia after designing a Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.

Recovering metals from gas purification ash

| Stena Recycling and Vestforbrænding are establishing the world's first test plant that sorts out metals from gas purification ash.

A man’s mission for a better global resource recovery industry

| Ejvind Pedersen is a prominent figure in the global industry that supplies resources into the automotive sector, turning incineration bottom ash (IBA) into pure metal fractions that reach primary raw material quality.
Tim Reckmann, pixelio.de

How Science is backing the RecyClass Platform

| The Platform is working on the development of ‘Recyclability Evaluation Protocols’ for the different polymers and packaging that are placed on the EU market.

DEMETO welcomes news members

| DEMETO, the chemical recycling project for PET, has announced Kolon and Remondis as new members of its Industrial Advisory Board.

Metso expands M&J pre-shredder portfolio

| Metso is expanding its waste recycling product range with the launch of the new Metso M&J K-series pre-shredders.

First turn-key plastics recycling facility for Cypress

| PCC Recycling, a Poullaides Group company, is taking an important step towards a circular economy with modern recycling technology from Austria and Germany. The flexibility of the recycling facility solves several of the island’s problems at once.