Science & technology

Revised guideline for recycling paper quality control

| The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has revised its guidelines on Paper for Recycling quality control, with recommendations for Paper for Recycling suppliers and paper mills.

Urban mining: The new way to riches?

| Waste businesses vie for electronic goods to release a small fortune in precious metals
Fine line at the Reiling glass recycling plant with three Sesotec K9 systems.

Reiling Relies on Sesotec’s K9 Separation Technology

| The specialist in glass recycling uses the new K9 sorter for the colour sorting of cullet starting from a grain size of three millimetre.

The Plastics Industry State of play

| The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) in association with Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) held a REACH Workshop: The Plastics Industry State of play with practical examples on 17 and 18 March 2016 in Brussels.
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Think tank for automobile recycling

| On March 18, the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 in Berlin, Germany, came to an end. More than 220 representatives of the global automotive recycling sector had come together to discuss current political conditions and the latest trends in recycling technology.
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FEAD concerned about Waste Treatment BREF

| In its comments on the first draft of the Waste Treatment BREF (Best available techniques Reference document), FEAD is concerned about the emission levels.

Liam disassembles iphones

| During their spring presentation, Apple has introduced the recycling program Apple Renew and a disassembly robot called Liam.

Bacteria eat PET

| Japanese scientists have discovered a bacteria that can degrade PET. So far only fungi where know to decompose plastics.

Special garbage bag for cup recycling

| The first garbage bag specially designed for water or coffee vending machines which promotes recycling of disposable cups has been patented by a Spanish businessman, Gonzalo Bayona. 

Fridge recycling: Joint processing yields environmental benefits

| When end-of-life refrigeration appliances are treated, some of the waste appliances being sent for recycling contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), while others are CFC-free. In terms of minimizing environmental impact, joint collection and joint treatment of these appliances continues to be the environmentally preferred path.

Petcore Europe Conference 2016 a huge success

| 160 experts and leaders from the entire PET value chain in Europe and beyond met at the 2016 Petcore Europe sold-out conference in Brussels on 23 February.

New waste collection vehicles for Ascan Geaser

| Ascan Geaser, the largest environmental services company in Cantabria and specialists in providing services for municipalities, have purchased a fleet of thirty four new waste collection vehicles from Geesinknorba, Spain.

ZenRobotics to Deliver Waste Sorting Robots to the USA

| ZenRobotics and ML Environmental have agreed on the delivery of waste sorting robots to the USA. Also, the companies have signed an exclusive partnership for the distribution of ZenRobotics Recycler in the USA.

Breakthrough in PV module recycling

| PV cycle has announced a new record in silicon based PV module recycling, achieving a 96% recycling rate in real-world performance.