Science & technology

RecyClass updates design for recycling guidelines

| Following the testing campaigns commissioned by RecyClass, a new set of Design for Recycling Guidelines have been released for all plastic packaging streams.

Tana 440ET electric shredder combines clean operations and mobility

| The newest addition to the Tana Shark shredder series, the Tana 440ET, uses electricity as its power source.

Newly developed products for plastic recyclates

| The use of high-quality plastic recyclates in new products is required wherever possible. However, interfering odors often lead to complaints from processors. HPF The Mineral Engineers has developed novel additives that can remedy this situation.

Norway’s largest metal recycler trusts in Steinert sorting systems

| The Norwegian company Metallco AS collects and sorts all types of scrap metal and turns the collected raw materials into new aluminium in its in-house smelting plant.

Vietnam’s bottle-to-bottle recycling pioneer

| Plastic Recycling Co. Ltd. is the first plastics recycler in Vietnam to produce recycled PET for beverage bottle production.

Andritz introduces pilot line for natural and recycled fibres

| Andritz has installed a new spunlace pilot line at its centre of competence in Montbonnot, France. It allows customers and partners to conduct trials for producing nonwovens from recycled and/or natural fibres such as hemp, flax, and cotton.

Aimplas coordinates new EU project to valorize slaughterhouse waste and paper and pulp sludge

| The Ellipse project will address the valorization of these two heterogeneous waste streams generated in significant amounts in Europe to produce cost-efficient polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs).

Eggersmann finishes recycling plant in Liège

| Eggersmann Anlagenbau has finished a processing plant for light packaging waste (LPW) in the province of Liège on behalf of the Belgian recycling company SITEL.

How to use circular economy to enhance biodiversity?

| A briefing, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), emphasises that, in addition to ongoing efforts to prevent waste, specific circular economy practices in sourcing of raw materials hold significant potential to also protect and enhance biodiversity.

Polyester “fibre to fibre” recycling can be done

| From upstream to downstream, circularity in textiles is feasible. With no compromise on the quality and technical performance of the products.

Stadler designs and installs MRF and Compost Refinement plants in Greece

| Greek renewable energy company Terna Energy is a player in clean energy production and storage, and the largest investor in Renewable Energy Sources in Greece.

CO2 emissions from EU territorial energy use: -2.8%

| According to Eurostat estimates, in 2022, the EU CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion for energy use in the EU territory reached almost 2.4 Gigatons (Gt), indicating a decrease of 2.8%, compared with the previous year.

New raw materials roadmap announced for Europe

| EIT RawMaterials and the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) have released a roadmap that, if followed and given an investment of at least €15bn, could supply many of the EU’s raw materials needs by 2030 and beyond.

Boer Group advances sorting capabilities with Trinamix solution

| With the introduction of Trinamix Mobile NIR Spectroscopy Solution at first sorting centres in the Netherlands, Boer Group wants to further enhance the efficiency of identifying and sorting textile material streams.

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