Sunday, January 23, 2022

CH4nge is in the air? Comparing laser and FID for landfill emissions monitoring

The accurate and effective monitoring of surface methane emissions levels is critical to the safe operation of landfill and waste management sites. However, methane...

Guidance document helps understand regulations for Packaging Export Recovery Notes (PERNs) for plastics

The Recycling Association has produced guidance on the issuance of Packaging Export Recovery Notes (PERNs) for plastics. This document helps members interpret the regulations for...

Fish oils to create eco-friendly surfactants for detergent

Scottish start-up Eco Clean Team is undertaking a research project with experts from the University of St Andrews to develop a new process that...

Making coal in the lab

A new system appears to allow more energy to be gotten from biomass (such as forest and agricultural waste) with the help of a chemical reactor that can work from solar power.

Extrusion press technology can help MSW processors unlock their green potential

Waste processing technology firm Anaergia suggests its OREXTM extrusion press technology has transformative potential in terms of how organic material is treated at municipal solid...

Firm converts scrap vehicle waste into renewable energy

A seemingly ground-breaking solution allows hard-to-recycle automotive shredder residue (ASR) to be used to deliver renewable energy and reduce waste-to-landfill. End-of-life vehicles processor Recycling Lives...

Not-so-fast fashion? Captured carbon incorporated in fabric of Zara dress range

A collaboration between biotech firm LanzaTech and Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has led to the design of a capsule collection for the latter’s largest...

Sustainable cement innovation secures £500K grant for new production facility

A Scottish-based manufacturing facility which will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a £500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular...

Siemens to produce high-conversion-rate incinerator

A new waste incinerator is claimed to be "turning heads" in the recycling and waste processing world because of its ability to process previously...

Foldable bike helmet awarded best recycled plastics product

A bike helmet made from recycled plastic picked up the award for the UK Best Recycled Plastics Product 2021 at the Plastics Industry...

Subsidies to biomass plant in Teesside must be stopped says environmental coalition

On the day that MGT Teesside misses its latest deadline to begin operations (10 December), the Cut Carbon Not Forests (CCNF) coalition warns the...

EU Waste Shipment Regulation should not incentivise landfills capacity

A trade group comprising European suppliers of waste-to-energy technology, ESWET, has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to revise the waste shipment regulation to reduce...

Computing remanufacturing firm secures BSI kitemark

Circular Computing, a specialist in remanufacturing of hardware, has been awarded the BSI Kitemark certification for its Circular Remanufacturing Process, achieving an apparent industry...

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published statistics on 7 December detailing household waste collected across all local authorities during 2020, as well as...

Beyond the bale: Viridor unveils plan to eliminate waste plastic exports

Recycling and resource management firm Viridor has unveiled its "Vision for Zero" - a plan to reduce (to zero) the amount of plastic waste...

Promising results claimed for in-flight use of pure sustainable aviation fuel in a passenger...

Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both engines of a commercial jet have provided...

Gas purification converts NOx to fertilizer

A seemingly efficient process for producing fertilizer from industrial emitted nitrogen oxides is being launched in The Netherlands. Based on an the principle of...

Taking an inventory of the global plastics problem

360 million metric tonnes of new plastic was produced in 2018. Where did it all go? A group from the University of Pittsburgh explains,...

Crunch time for plastic packaging recycling? Group comments on report

The plastics recycling member-based charity RECOUP has published its 2021 UK Household Plastics Collection Survey, which analyses the collection of plastics for recycling from...

Launch-capable rocket engine tested with plastic from recycling

A UK company based in Bletchley has developed and tested a high-power chemical rocket engine partly fuelled by plastic waste. Developed by Pulsar Fusion, the...