Science & technology

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.

Separating packaging and biowaste automatically

| Green Creative has developed a food waste depackaging machine that separates organic waste from its packaging without using water and without grinding. By removing the packaging from food residues, Flexidry recovers the fermentable fraction of waste that can be turned into biogas and fertilizer.

VinylPlus makes ongoing progress with PVC sustainability

| Over the past 15 years, PVC has undergone a remarkable transformation from being a much-maligned plastic material to playing an important role in addressing climate change and establishing a circular economy.

PET recycler counts on sorter from Sesotec

| With the new sorting system BTB PET-Recycling wants to reduce the waste volume to be competitive.

Sorting machines for plastic foils and black plastics

| The Steinert Group’s new sorting machines Unisort Film and UNISORT BlackScan can detect Plastic films and black plastics with AOC and HSI technology.

ECPI regrets the European Parliament decision on DEHP

| The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates – ECPI - is disappointed by the European Parliament’s plenary vote against the Commission proposal to authorise the recycling of soft PVC containing DEHP. The final decision will be taken by the European Commission which is not obligated to follow the European Parliament’s opinion.

Petcore Europe Conference 2015 in Brussels

| On 24 November 2015, the annual Petcore Europe Conference will take place in Brussels. The conference brings together more than 100 experts and leaders from the whole PET value chain in Europe and beyond as well as representatives from the European institutions. This year, the conference will focus on the four key aspects Sustainability, Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation.

Prototype for microwave-supported drying technology

| Within the Hiperdry project, a new prototype dryer for plastics pellets has been developed, combining microwave heating with superheated steam convective drying. An optimum antenna design will allow for gentle microwave application allows gentle microwave application to avoid overheating or damaging the polymer. The system is designed for time and energy efficient drying of conventional and bio-plastics.

Battery recyclers adjusting to new material mix

| The battery recycling sector needs to adjust to the increasing volumes of lithium-ion batteries on the market. The number of lithium-ion batteries currently in use is constantly growing, particularly in the fields of electronics and electric mobility. This fact became evident last week in Montreux, Switzerland, where the international battery recycling industry came together at the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015.

COPEX launches new range of hydraulic scrap shears

| The new S-Wing scrap shears with pre-compression by wings are specifically designed for shearing and compacting light to medium-heavy mixed scrap

Eriez introduces new eddy current separator

| New Design Helps Workers to change the belt in 10 minutes.

Fridge recycling could be CO2-Diet for the planet

| From the point of view of climate protection policy, around forty percent of the waste refrigeration appliances awaiting recycling in Europe are ticking time bombs. Despite the fact that the Montreal Protocol, which was signed in 1987, successfully banned the production of chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs) and their use (for example in refrigeration equipment), a huge number of older pre-ban appliances are still in use in European households.