| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers has developed the ALR3000TM machine that processes 60 LCD screens per hour and is modular for scalability.
| 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.
| A high performance granulator by THM recycling solutions ensures continuity and higher production.
| This year, Pollutec celebrates its 40th anniversary.
| 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.
| ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular now includes zero tolerance guidelines.
| 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 Magnetics Europe will be giving visitors an exclusive first look at one of their newly certified MetAlarm EX ATEX metal detectors at Hillhead 2018.
| Tougher new regulations and consumer concerns are reflected in enquiries received at IFAT, Tomra reports.