Sunday, June 26, 2022

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 announced

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 were announced on 23 June at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. Launched in 2017,...

Waste and recycling: taking a proactive approach to fire safety

As we enter the warmer months, waste and recycling sites are increasingly vulnerable to fire. Such risks are amplified by the presence of batteries...

Construction contractor goes circular with temporary structures and roads

The race is clearly on for net zero, although different timelines are in operation across different parts of the built environment. Water utilities are...

Low-carbon cement made from mining sidestream

Materials technology firm Betolar has been granted a patent for a method for converting mining waste material into a reinforcing binder. In the future,...

Demo plant produces industrial sugars from mixed household waste fractions

A UK-based demonstration plant that generates industrial biotechnology sugars and other recycled material streams from the paper and card in mixed household waste has...

Recycling more precious metals from nuclear and electronic waste using the Picasso pigment

A big problem with the disposal of nuclear and electronic wastes is that the process wastes precious metals such as gold and platinum-group metals,...

Sanitisation chamber to support clothing and PPE reuse

A technology to sanitise clothing without the water-intensive drawbacks of traditional methods is being publicised as a useful way to advance the reuse of...

Turning banners into bags

Collaboration closes the loop on difficult to recycle printed waste Circular economy expert Reconomy has partnered with outdoor signage, advertising and promotional materials experts Out...

New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is...

Reducing e-waste and connecting the disconnected: Campaign marks milestone

A landmark 10,000 smartphones have been "rehomed with people who need them", according to Community Calling, a joint initiative of Virgin Media O2 and...

Start-up provides digital platform for plastic recyclate trading

Hamburg-based start-up cirplus has entered into the UK market in a bid to digitalise the plastic and recycling industry. The firm offers "a global end-to-end...

Food packaging will still be landfilled or incinerated without accelerated innovation

While recycling, reuse and composting of packaging continues to increase significantly, a fifth of all food packaging could still find its way to landfill...

New machine claimed to offer advances in sensor-based aluminium sorting

TOMRA's x-ray transmission (XRT) technology "combines innovative synergies in metal and diamond recovery, once again setting new standards in sensor-based aluminium sorting", says the...

PRN proposals: A welcome raising of standards (comment)

Joseph Doherty of Re-Gen Waste welcomes the consultation on the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN). All English exporters will have to register and get an environmental...

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an...

Sponsored Content: Firms partner to tackle trommel fines

Waste management firm Ace Liftaway has announced plans to introduce a new 90tph trommel fines recycling plant to its waste recycling and processing facility in Hampshire.

Never-ending story: Glass recycling and its unappreciated subtleties

Glass is often presented as the perfect circular economy material, possessing the qualities of being entirely and endlessly recyclable. Unfortunately, like so many things in life, the truth is a little more complex on close inspection. Envirotec spoke to Steve Whettingsteel, founder and CEO of glass recycling technology firm Krysteline, in search of a clearer understanding.

Pumps group presents circular economy seminar

The importance of the circular economy to the pump sector comes up for attention in a series of seminars taking place in Brussels in...

Lighting product design for a circular economy: workshops in April and May

Recycling expert Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on lighting product design for a circular economy ran in London during April. The course design drew on...

Recycling trade association criticises comments of EA chief on waste exports

The Recycling Association has criticised the "dangerous language" used by Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan. In a speech at a 12 April event...