Science & technology


Zenrobotics goes to Australia

| Zenrobotics will deliver a robotic waste sorting system to Sunshine Groupe in Melbourne, Australia. The three-armed ZenRobotics Recycler unit (ZRR3) will be the first of it’s kind in Australia and it is expected to be fully operational in spring 2017.

2nd International Recycling Forum

| In cooperation with the European Association of Plastics Recycling & Recovery Organisations (epro), RIGK GmbH invites to the 2nd International Recycling Forum "Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling" in Wiesbaden from 26 to 28 April 2017.

Recycling factory in Qatar operational

| Qatar’s Modern Recycling Factory (MRF), based in Mesaieed Industrial City, is now operational. The $41.3m (QAR150.06m) facility was financed and endorsed more than two years ago by Al Khalij Commercial Bank in support of Qatar’s green-technology business sector.
Oxford Instrumens Vulcan

Vulcan analyses metals

| Based on LIBS, Oxford Instrument’s handheld analyser has been mainly designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys in manufacturing plants within multiple industries and the scrap metal processing/recycling markets.

Single Stream Recycling System for San Diego

| Resource Management Group (RMG), a San Diego-based materials management and recycling services provider, recently opened a new material recovery facility (MRF).

Plastics Recycling Technology conference in Cologne

| Responding to pressure to recycle more plastics and to add value to reclaimed materials, leading experts and professionals from across Europe gather in Cologne for the first Plastics Recycling Technology conference. The conference, organised by specialist plastics industry consultancy AMI, takes place on 20-21 June 2017.
LED Urban Mining precious metals

Recovering metals from LEDs

| Mineral processing engineer Maria Holuszko and her PhD student Amit Kumar from the University of British Columbia have discovered a way to recover valuable metals from LEDs.

Valmet supplies automation for waste-to-energy plant

| The waste-to-energy plant Ferrybridge 2 will be engineered and constructed by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI).

ZenRobotics’ Recycling Robots To Sort Out Chinese Construction Waste

| ZenRobotics and Jiangsu LVHE Environmental Technology have agreed on cooperation on the first robotic construction and demolition waste recycling facility in China.

17th International Automobile Recycling Congress 2017

| The 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 22 – 24, 2017 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.

Mobile Lindner shredder converts scrap wood into compactable bulk material

| At the beginning of 2016, Chalk River Laboratories (CRL), Ontario/Canada, which is part of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), put into operation a Urraco 75 DK mobile shredder from Lindner on their site.

Presona releases LP 50 EH baler press

| The LP 50 EH is available with two motor options, 22 kW and 37 kW.

Steinert closes gap in ASR recycling

| France’s second-largest recycling firm for scrap, GDE Recyclage (a subsidiary of the Amsterdam-based ECORE B.V.), has achieved the targets set by the EU directive on end-of-life vehicles (2000/53/EC), To make this possible, Olivier Pitavy, Development Project Manager at Ecore, leads a project that aims to recycle at least 85% of the ASR (Automobile Shredder Residues) with an additional 10% energy recovery.

CEPI publishes update of Paper for Recycling Quality Control guidelines

| CEPI has published an updated version of the ‘Paper for Recycling – Quality control guidelines’ including an annex which outlines in more detail the technical measurements.
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