Science & technology

Federal Environment Ministry launches call for funding under grant programme against marine litter

| To safeguard the functions of oceans, the Federal Environment Ministry is, for the first time, launching a call for funding under its grant programme against marine litter.

Lindner Recyclingtech commissions shredders during COVID-19

| A new shredder to transform waste into alternative fuels had been ordered and delivered, the facility’s retrofitting was in full swing – and then came the coronavirus lockdown.
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Launch of sustainability standard to challenge status quo on waste

| Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by GRI, provider of the leading global sustainability standards.

Tomra Sorting Recycling to hold digital launch event

| Tomra Sorting Recycling to hold its first live digital launch event under the motto "Symphony of all Sorts" on 9 June to present new complementary products.
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De-inking of plastic film-recyclate

| Siegwerk, provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK AG, a specialist in the production of high-quality plastic recyclate from packaging waste, completed de-inking trials of twofold printed LDPE-films.

Valmet to supply ash treatment system to Brazil

| Valmet will supply an ash crystallizer plant with a capacity of 300 tons of ash per day to LD Celulose S.A. in Brazil.

High-purity plastic flakes and increased productivity

| RCS is a company based in Werne, Germany, specializing in recycling management.

Vecoplan to host exclusive live presentation

| From 27 to 29 May, Vecoplan will host 360-Degree Days, an exclusive live presentation from Vecoplan’s state-of-the-art technology centre.

25% improved dust extraction

| Höcker Polytechnik has been able to reduce the power consumption of its Vacumobil dust extractors considerably by using the modern IE5 permanent magnet motor technology.

Pump trade fair at home

| A virtual trade fair is offering a safe way to exchange, even in times of isolation and home offices. The digital trade fair of Star Pump Alliance draws interested parties into conversation with pump manufacturers—around the clock and with a direct line to the exhibitors.

Zero Waste Europe statement on waste management in the context of COVID-19

| The European Commission released its ​guidance on waste management in the context of the coronavirus crisis on 14th April.

Production of low magnesium twitch from zorba

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has further developed its X-TRACT units to separate magnesium from aluminum in products such as Zorba and Twitch.

Profitable Recycling with twin screw Extruders

| Aurora Kunststoffe relies on ZSK twin screw extruders from Coperion to recycle and upcycle plastic processors’ production waste. The extruders have been in successful operation since early 2019, and with their high throughputs and their reliability, they have fulfilled every requirement.

Recycling Technologies announces new site in the Netherlands

| Recycling Technologies and Brightlands Chemelot Campus have announced that they have signed the first agreement towards the installation of Recycling Technologies’ first European plastic chemical recycling machine, the RT7000, within the Campus in the Netherlands.
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