Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Start-up spotlight: Recycling waste plastic into bricks

A Dorset start-up says it is turning plastic waste into building materials, and looking to empower communities in developing countries to do the same. Greenbrick...

Report reveals the size of Scotland’s raw material consumption footprint

A new report reveals the true size of Scotland’s consumption footprint for the first time, says Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government-funded advisory group...

Pyrolysis used to demonstrate closed-loop recycling for single-use facemasks

A seemingly innovative circular economy pilot project has aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling of single-use facemasks. The collaboration, combining contributions from Fraunhofer...

Anaesthetic gas recycling business completes £2.9m funding round

Anaesthetic gas recycling technology firm SageTech Medical Equipment (SageTech) has completed a £2.9m pre-series A investment, including a £1.6m investment from specialist venture capitalist...

ERF has been “pivotal” in tackling COVID-19 waste, says Veolia

Reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK has been met by rapidly adapting existing facilities Resource management company Veolia says its latest data highlights...

Can food waste offer the solution to food security? Product uses insects to convert...

UK-based firm has developed a fully automated insect farm powered by AI to naturally feed chickens A Cambridge-based agritech business, Better Origin, is proposing a...

Interpreting the environmental legislation changes to the classification of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Mark Priestman, Managing Director of Non-Ferrous at EMR (formerly European Metal Recycling) writes As the recycling industry innovates to embrace its role as a...

SEPA commences remediation of radioactive contamination in bay of Fife coastal town

Remediation will involve excavating areas of the foreshore, replacing rock armour around the headland and installing a new slipway for the local Sailing Club...

Recycling e-waste should be a legal requirement in the EU, says report

A UN-backed report funded by the EU outlines a proposal whereby the recycling of certain components and sub-systems within electronic equipment should be mandated...

Trash totem: ‘Mount Recyclemore’ sculpture appears on Cornish beach

A giant Mount Rushmore-like sculpture of the G7 leaders’ heads, made entirely of discarded electronics, has appeared on a beach near Carbis Bay. The...

Decommissioning in Shetland “moves to the next level” following the explosive collapse of the...

The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland, operated by Veolia and Peterson, is said to be one step closer to becoming a centre of...

Government proposals for business collections will wipe out recycling companies, says the Recycling Association

The proposals in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation on business waste are anti-competitive and will force successful recycling businesses into administration, The Recycling...

Compliance scheme’s EPR report shows the scale of change for packaging waste producers

With only a week left for industry to respond to the consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging Waste, the UK’s largest compliance...

Recycling equipment manufacturer explores the future of the global aluminium industry in latest webinar

On 20 May 2021, metal sorting technology expert TOMRA Recycling held its first metals sorting webinar, which was entitled ‘Aluminium sorting industry outlook –...

FMCG and retail firms join forces in a bid to stabilise the value of...

  Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever announce plans to finance and launch £1m Flexible Plastic Fund Manufacturers, retailers and recyclers...

Contaminated land consultants urged to use new British Standard when soil sampling

Concerns raised over reliability of old-style VOC testing Industry specialists working on contaminated land are being urged to use the new British Standard BS 10176...
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Sponsored content: CHP support halves bills

Gas engine support specialist Gen-C has helped on-farm AD operator Springvale Energies break free from a monthly CHP service contract.
Anaerobic digestion process

AD a key player in GHG mitigation, says report from biogas trade group

Anaerobic digestion (AD) could help cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10% by 2030, reveals a report recently published by the World Biogas Association (WBA).
Alfa Laval recyclable heat exchangers

Sponsored content: Sustainable heat exchanger recycling

Alfa Laval – an expert in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - in partnership with Stena Recycling, is to launch a ground-breaking business model for sustainable and environmentally efficient recycling of heat exchangers, enabling up to 100 percent metal regeneration.

Retask the mask

A scheme to recycle single-use facemasks into waste collection equipment has been launched in the UK. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the country, a local authority...