Science & technology

Solutions to remove Plastics from the Sea

| Aimplas emphasizes the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day. The Plastics Technology Centre is working on several projects to recover plastic waste and end-of-life fishing nets and recycle them to manufacture new products, like textiles or furniture.

Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060

| The amount of plastic waste produced globally is on track to almost triple by 2060, with around half ending up in landfill and less than a fifth recycled, according to a new OECD report.
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FEAD’s 40th anniversary & biennial conference

| Today, the European Waste Management Association celebrated their 40th anniversary during a successful biennial conference at IFAT in Munich.

Tomra calls for closing the loop on plastics and beyond

| Tomra demands that political framework, bold decisions and smart investments in collecting, sorting and recycling should be used to improve circularity across all material streams and to overcome today’s supply chain bottlenecks.
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Liebherr presents two new wheel loaders

| At IFAT, Liebherr is exhibiting machines specially designed for operation in the waste management industry and in recycling.

EEA: EU’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to drop

| The European Union continued to record substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2020, posting an 11% drop compared to 2019, according to the latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency.

IFAT: Saving energy with progressing cavity pumps

| At IFAT, Netzsch is presenting a new system for its progressing cavity pumps: XLC-Select is designed to automatically adjust the pump's stator, reducing energy consumption by up to 30 percent.

Project reduces CO2 emissions in the manufacture of new plastic products

| The LIFE CIRC-ELV Project has developed a new process to manage end-of-life vehicles to recover bumpers and fuel tanks, recycle the materials and use them to manufacture pipes and new parts for vehicles.

Recycling magnets from e-motors, generators and hard disk drives

| Neodymium-iron-boron-based (NdFeB) permanent magnets (PMs) are indispensable for today’s technology-driven society – and their importance is likely to increase.

IFAT: Steinert.view for real-time data visualisation

| Steinert.view is a flexible and reliable monitoring solution for STEINERT sensor-based sorting machines.

From downcycling towards closed- and open-loop recycling

| The construction industry generates paramount quantities of waste. While recycling rates of construction and demolition waste (CDW) vary around the world, in all regions most of the material recovered is downcycled into low-quality materials or sent to landfill.

Recycleye brings AI-powered waste-sorting robots to Germany

| After installing the first waste-sorting robots of their kind in material recovery facilities across UK, France and Italy, Recycleye is now bringing its AI-powered computer vision system and robotic picking technology to the German waste management industry.

IFAT: 50 years of circular solutions

| At IFAT, Tomra wants to present its intelligent sorting technology and detail how these, combined with holistic approaches, support closing the loop on further material cycles.

Next Generation Cat compact wheel loaders

| The Next Generation Cat 906, 907, and 908 wheel loaders boast a reengineered operator’s station, leveraging exclusive Cat technologies to improve operator experience and provide larger wheel loader model comfort on a smaller platform.

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