Saturday, November 26, 2022

Optical fibres might be useful for nuclear waste exploration

Infrared optical fibres able to retain their properties and performance in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation might be usefully deployed in...

Cloud-based management system will transform hazardous waste handling, says Veolia

Resource management firm Veolia has introduced what it says is the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous...

Turning fish waste into carbon-based nanomaterials

Group says they have developed a simple, fast, and energy-efficient synthesis method for producing exceptional carbon nano-onions from fish scales Carbon-based nanomaterials are finding...

WRAP’s circular economy competition awards grants in different regions of the world

WRAP’s first International Grants competition, The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition - developed and delivered in partnership with UKRI - has awarded funding of...

Consortium project will capture and recycle more plastic packaging

A three-year £10 million large-scale demonstrator project focused on the capture, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging currently lost to landfill and incineration is...

Project recycles CDs into flexible biosensors

A recent research project carried out at Binghamton University, State University of New York seems to show how CDs can be turned into flexible...

News service for sustainable lighting launches

Lighting recycling expert Recolight has launched a news and information resource, The Circular Lighting Report, which the company says "is set to become the...

Comment: Joined-up refuse planning and education are key to reducing fly tipping

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director of enforcement solutions firm District Enforcement, argues that the best way to eradicate fly tipping, especially on a commercial scale,...

Plastic recycling does work says recycling industry group

The Recycling Association's chief executive Simon Ellin has warned that the people behind the Big Plastic Count (an event co-organised by Greenpeace) were "irresponsible"...
Woman in kitchen

Is biochar suitable as a construction material?

Biochar is a porous material made from the pyrolysis of wood and other plant material. Diksha Pandey writes
TOMRA autosort

Sorters close the loop

A partnership between food waste disposal firm Swancote Energy and recycling equipment manufacturer TOMRA Recycling marks the first UK application of optical sorting technology in an anaerobic digestion facility.
Wood pulp

Kindling a revolution?

Finding a way to do something more interesting with woody biomass - other than just burning it - is a long-standing grail for biotechnology research. A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape. Lignin has tremendous potential as a source of renewable energy and materials.

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Industry group produces circularity criteria for EPR schemes in flexible packaging

Extended User Responsibility (EPR) schemes play a substantial role in the collection, sorting and recycling of post-consumer products. The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging...

Report unpacks challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems

Environmental charity Hubbub is today (Tuesday 28 June) launching ‘Reuse Systems Unpacked’, a report uncovering the challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink...

£2m sustainable textiles fund launched in Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched a new £2m fund to help reduce the environmental burden of textiles. Announced on 24 June,...

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,...