Science & technology

Sorting technology replaces manual sorting of PET and PVC flakes

| The indonesia company PT. Rejeki Adigraha has replaced the manual sorting of PET and PVC flakes with automated sorting technology of Sesotec.

IBM Research scientists find new way to recycle polycarbonates into BPA-free plastics

| IBM Research scientists have discovered a new way to recycle polycarbonates into a stronger type of plastic that does not leach BPA chemical. Polycarbonates are hard plastics that decompose and leach toxic chemicals like BPA into the environment.

16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 Call for papers

| The 16th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2017 will take place from January 17 – 20, 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.

Converting marble waste into high-quality paper

| Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company Ltd. has developed a process to convert marble waste into high-quality paper. The resultant stone paper is recyclable. Its manufacturing process is also eco-friendly as the paper does not come from the trees.

New machine size scores big on manpower savings, energy efficiency

| Starlinger recycling technology unveiled its new plastics recycling line Recostar dynamic 215 for a select group of prospective customers on June 7, 2016 at the Starlinger factory in Weissenbach an der Triesting, Austria.

High speed aerobic waste processing machine installed in India’s Bengaluru

| JERS Environment Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has installed a high speed aerobic waste processing machine that can process wet municipal waste in about two to four hours in India's Bengaluru city. JERS has installed the machine in cooperation with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

Recycling Post-consumer Waste and Film Waste

| For the production of high-quality regrind Herbold Meckesheim has installed a model line for Rodepa in the Netherlands that was launched at the beginning of the year. High-quality granulate for film thicknesses beneath 30 my is produced from a mix of plastic waste.

Researchers discover new way to recycle plastic waste into liquid fuel

| Researchers from China's Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and the University of California, Irvine have devised a new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel.

Dow unveils new stand-up pouch powered by RecycleReady technology to meet consumer demand

| Based on its new Recycleready Technology, The Dow Chemical Company has rolled out a new stand-up pouch made with Retain polymer modifiers in order to meet consumer demand for recyclability. The new packaging product ensures recyclability of polyethylene-based barrier packaging as part of existing grocery store drop-off recycling programs.

Researchers investigate use of metal-organic frameworks in nuclear waste recycling

| Researchers are investigating a new material that could be used to trap certain gases such as Xenon and Krypton released during nuclear reprocessing. Conventional methods of removing these radioactive gasses operate at extremely low, high energy temperatures.

Resource efficiency in Europe: benefits of doing more with less

| Many European countries are realising the economic benefits of making more efficient use of material resources like metals, fossil fuels and minerals. But more action is needed to underpin this trend in resource efficiency with stronger policies on energy, material resources, waste management and on circular economy. These are the findings from a new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment published today.

Global e-waste management market expected to hit $9.5 billion by 2022

| A report by US-based Stratistics Market Research Consulting has said that the global e-waste management market is expected to reach $9.5 billion by 2022, grow at a CAGR of 21.4%. The market was valued at $2.4 billion in 2015.

Europe’s Largest Dry Anaerobic Digestion Plant build in Italy

| Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) delivers its Kompogas technology for Europe’s largest biogas plant for dry anaerobic digestion. The facility, built in the north of Italy, will process approximately 100,000 tonnes of organic municipal solid waste per year.

New technique developed to recycle indium from waste LCD screens

| Researchers have developed a technique to recover indium, an important raw material with limited supply, from liquid crystal display (LCD) screens. The method could contribute to a resource-efficient, circular economy.