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The heat is on for AD plants

A few thoughts on the benefits and practicalities of using heat exchangers in wastewater AD, from Matt Hale of thermal technology expert HRS Heat Exchangers …

Firm targets food and drink manufacturers with next generation organic waste digester

Organic waste treatment specialist Advetec says it can reduce food processors costs with its new XO product, an evolution of its pre-existing Bio-Thermic …

Recycling Association warns that Chinese increase to 0.5% out-throw will be extremely tough to meet

With the Chinese Government notifying the World Trade Organisation that it will introduce a 0.5% out-throw limit, The Recycling Association has said that this …

UK and Irish regulators say they’re united on tackling resource efficiency and waste management

The UK and Ireland’s environmental regulators say they have strengthened their collaboration on driving resource efficiency and tackling criminality within …

PVC takeback scheme for medical devices wins CIWM recycling award

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) & Axion’s RecoMed scheme have won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and …

Models of extreme collaboration

NASA has been at it for years. It’s the imperative behind the phenomenal success of eBay. And it seems to be rising up the agenda of businesses and …

Approaching the tipping point

It’s the bête noire of circular economy advocates: Plastic. Very little of it gets recycled or recovered, a problem variously attributed to consumer …

Cloud-based diagnostics improves baler performance, says supplier

Lyndex Recycling Systems, a supplier of high-end balers and waste recycling machinery, has launched a cloud-based data logging and diagnostic solution. It …

Engineering contract starts on first plant to produce biofuels from MSW in the US

Infrastructure, energy and waste firm Abengoa has received Notice to Proceed on what will be the first plant that will produce biofuels from Municipal Solid …

New recycling systems for Suez in Aberdeen

SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK Division has started-up two new recycling systems located at the Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen. The …

Brief bewilderment: Gove admits to no knowledge of China recycling ban

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has admitted to the Environmental Audit Committee that he has no knowledge of the effects that the China situation will …

Innovative chemistry picks up UK Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017

TV presenter Nick Knowles handed over the UK Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017 in front of an audience of industry professionals at the London Hilton on …

GMB London calls on councils to be more active against fly tipping

All councils must be more active to investigate and punish the anti-social behaviour of fly-tippers as nothing less than a policy of zero tolerance should be …

Pumpkin waste the biggest scare this Halloween, says ReFood UK

Comment from Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood UK Halloween is now officially the third biggest holiday celebrated in the UK, preceded only by …

Program announced for electronics recycling event in Salzburg

A program has been announced for the 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018, taking place 17-19 January 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. …

Circular economy firm marks its 15th anniversary

Circular economy specialist Axion marked its 15th anniversary during October 2017 with a series of celebratory events for its 92-strong workforce across its …

Textile recycler’s business model highlighted in best practice publication

Textile recycling company BIU Group has had its business model included in a 2017 edition of The Parliamentary Review, a publication that aims to share best …

Viridor says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about …

Report highlights scale of opportunity in Scottish bioeconomy sector

New report highlights 27million tonnes of ‘bio’ material that could add value to Scotland’s economy A new report from Zero Waste Scotland, Biorefining …

Case studies offer snapshot of what could be achieved with resource-efficient business models

The potential benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale have been highlighted by the latest series of case studies from …

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