street cleaner

Street cleansing in the digital age

Phil Oldbury of infrastructure asset management software firm Yotta, writes about the opportunities that exist to streamline and improve the functioning of a traditionally neglected service area.

Research partnership aims to put mattress waste to bed

A new partnership is aiming to forge a more sustainable approach to mattress design and disposal, tackling the estimated 600,000 mattresses disposed of in...

How RFID technology is playing a role in reducing waste and increasing recycling

Gillian Ewers, VP Marketing with technology firm PragmatIC, offers insight into an approach that uses low-cost integrated circuits to bring the benefits of near-field...

First automated compressor recycling system “raises standards for WEEE treatment in the UK”

The UK’s first compressor dismantling facility has been installed at WEEE recycler Environcom's recycling plant in Grantham. The new machinery, which is only the...

£540k investment for “first of its kind” organic waste facility near Glasgow

Organic waste recycling firm Keenan Recycling has secured £540,000 from Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund. The £18 million fund provides investment...

Supermarket and recycling trade group initiative aims to ‘foil’ landfilling of aluminium packaging

Co-op has launched a campaign that aims to avoid the sending-to-landfill of a great many tonnes of aluminium foil this Christmas. The supermarket chain said...

Investigation reveals almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet incinerated annually

Carpet waste is a huge issue in UK, as an area the size of Birmingham is thrown away every year. Carpet Recycling...
ADBA National Conference 2019

Committee on Climate Change CEO Chris Stark to headline ADBA National Conference 2019

ADBA National Conference 2019 will feature an "In Conversation with" session with Chris Stark, CEO of the UK Committee on Climate Change. Conference...

Leftover grain from breweries could be converted into fuel for homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a seemingly low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could...

Costly, complex and far from comfortable: London conference looks at electronics industry’s role in...

Chris Bull, Senior Director at technical consultancy and research organisation RINA, reports on the RINA Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment conference, which...

Diaper waste solution wins global green start-up award

A clean fuel start-up from Kenya has won the latest ClimateLaunchpad, a global green start-up competition. The start-up, Leafy Ke, which converts used diapers...

Sponsored content: Make green the new black – mitigating the environmental impact of Black...

Black Friday is fast-approaching, bringing massive discounts on products in stores and online. Yet the annual sales event can also have a negative impact...

Councils could begin charging for garden waste, according to survey

More than a third (36%) of environmental services managers in councils, local authorities, government or infrastructure agencies rank ‘mounting environmental responsibilities’ among the three...

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge...

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging...

· Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable...

US research organisation announces $24 million investment in technology solutions to advance the circular...

A manufacturing research organisation co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ​​the REMADE Institute recently issued its third Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop...

Recovered paper market faces perfect storm, says Recycling Association chief

Global markets for recovered paper remain extremely challenging, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. But he will also argue in his upcoming...

Rare earth magnets recycling and remanufacturing project gets underway

Scrap magnets. A project seeking to advance the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets was launched in Germany in June 2019. The European...

Sponsored content: Wind of change blows through EfW emissions

John Whitehurst, UK business manager with minerals and lime producer Lhoist, offers predictions on how new recycling and reuse targets will affect the types...

US research aims to advance AD processes for the production of biofuels

A multi-institutional team led by Colorado State University (CSU) has been awarded $5.1 million from the US Department of Energy to try to improve...
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