Friday, September 24, 2021

Foam foundation: Mattress recycling facility marks new phase in circularity project

Old mattresses made of polyurethane foam will now be recovered, dismantled and chemically recycled to create a new polyol - a key starting material...

MSU provides recycling boost at Brighton train station

A bid to deliver the highest recycling rate of any station on the rail network has been announced by rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway...

Survey aims to advance window recycling participation

Polymer specialist Rehau is hoping to raise awareness of the possibility of window recycling with homeowners, and has commissioned an industry survey to assist...

Supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable...
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Sponsored Content: Advanced technology for air sampling

Asbestos-related diseases take the lives of 20 tradespeople every week. Despite being banned in the UK, asbestos can still be found widely, posing a threat to anyone who disturbs the dangerous material.

eBay UK will encourage use of recycled car parts

E-commerce firm eBay UK has announced initiatives to encourage the use of recycled car parts, and is joining forces with insurers Aviva and LV...

Facility to process hard-to-recycle plastic items will open in Fife

A state-of-the-art facility to allow the recycling of flexible plastics is to open in Glenrothes, Fife. The company behind the project, Yes Recycling, writes: As an...

UK tungsten mine waste to be used as secondary construction aggregate

Construction materials supplier GRS has secured an exclusive deal to bring to market millions of tonnes of granite arising from British tungsten mining for...

Please decorate responsibly, says beverage can expert

Aluminium is an infinitely recyclable material, with over 75% of all the aluminium ever produced still in use today. And yet craft brewers often...

Scottish council becomes first to trial recycling weighing technology

A waste weighing programme being launched next month in North Lanarkshire will be the first in Scotland to use using Radio Frequency Identification...

Guide warns incinerator GHG emissions often worse than predicted

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) launched a good practice guide in July, intended to help with assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts...

Belgian battery collection relies on IoT solution

An attempt to digitalize, or automate, battery collection for recycling is underway in Belgium. Electronics specialist Unitron Connect is collaborating with Bebat (the firm...

Shedding light on luminaire recyclability

An assessment of the recyclability of waste luminaires appears to show that over 83% of a typical batch of these lighting components can be...

Brighton becomes first UK council to offer PPE collection for recycling

Brighton & Hove council has collaborated with recyclers ReWorked to station PPE recycling bins and hand sanitiser stations around the city centre. The collection...

What is litter?

Your eyebrows might raise involuntarily at the seeming banality of the question, yet most people can offer only a vague definition. In a bid...

Are businesses ready for the plastic packaging tax?

With less than a year to go until the Plastic Packaging Tax is introduced in the UK, a study by Veolia appears to show...

Praise for landmark oil platform decommissioning project

One of the North Sea's largest decommissioning projects appears to be nearing completion, with the removal of over 36,000 tonnes of material, intended to...

Boxing clever in the Southeast? Service aims to capture hard-to-recycle items

In a bid to combat so called ‘wish-cycling’ and contamination, recycling firm Paper Round has launched "SustainABLE Box", a self-assembled box intended to capture...

Initiative launches to help recycle cosmetics samples packaging

An apparent industry-first initiative aims to help beauty influencers and media recycle empty packaging and containers produced every month from beauty samples and cosmetic tester pots.

Bratislava textile collection firm says smart waste management pays for itself

A textile waste collection company in Slovakia has published the results of a waste monitoring project using Sensoneo waste monitoring sensors, part of a system that supports dynamic and automated waste collection.