Science & technology

Thinking outside the recycling box

| The world creates a whopping 2.12 billion tonnes of waste annually, and it is estimated hat this will reach 4 billion tonnes by 2100. Though the world's authorities are pushing out more legislation and acts to try and deal with the problem, there's only so much within their power - the rest boils down to us, as a species, to work on.

“A significant material flow in a circular economy”

| At the 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018, Prof. Kerstin Kuchta (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) will be giving a summary of the battery market and the circular economy. Before the conference, she gave a number of interesting insights.

Untha XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

| Two Untha XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process.

Lundstams invests in robotic sorting

| The Swedish waste management company Lundstams Återvinning AB and Mared AB have agreed on a delivery of ZenRobotics waste sorting robots to one of their facilities in Northern Sweden.

New plant for recovery of food packaging waste

| In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene. POAL is a polyethylene + aluminium polycomposite recovered from food packaging.

New technology to recycle waste LCDs

| A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers has developed the ALR3000TM machine that processes 60 LCD screens per hour and is modular for scalability.

ISRI updates Scrap Specifications Circular

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has recently updated its Scrap Specifications Circular to include new specifications for Flexible Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic scrap. The new specifications were approved at the ISRI Convention Board and Governance Meetings on April 16, 2018.

Tönsmeier increases RDF production

| A high performance granulator by THM recycling solutions ensures continuity and higher production.

Pollutec: 40 years of environmental innovation

| This year, Pollutec celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Save seven hours per working day

| The Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH company in Straubing makes a summary: For two years now the ITK distributor has disposed of 840 tons of cardboard every year with the BaleTainer - a fully automatic baling press.

Recycling industry focuses on improved quality

| ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular now includes zero tolerance guidelines.

BIR and UNIDO sign Joint Declaration

| On 12 June 2018, the Bureau of International Recycling and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Joint Declaration with a view to facilitating a closer cooperation between the two organisations.

Eriez launches newly certified ATEX MetAlarm Metal Detectors

| Eriez Magnetics Europe will be giving visitors an exclusive first look at one of their newly certified MetAlarm EX ATEX metal detectors at Hillhead 2018.

Increased interest in sorting technologies

| Tougher new regulations and consumer concerns are reflected in enquiries received at IFAT, Tomra reports.