Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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...

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...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Marking progress towards a circular economy for lighting

The path to a circular economy for lighting is becoming significantly clearer, suggests recycling firm Recolight, reporting on the findings and discussions to have...

Separation method frees rare earths from coal ash

The unexpected bounty of nature seems apparent from the discovery that a harmless food-grade solvent can be used to extract highly sought rare-earth metals...

£6.1 million to help recycle plastic waste into construction products

Thanks to an injection of £6.1 million, including the help of PRN funding, the UK’s largest producer of damp-proof membranes is increasing its capacity...

Comment: Northern Ireland waste statistics and the importance of collecting organics

Well over half of all household material sent for recycling over the three months to June this year was composted, according to the...

Comment: Puzzling out a solution to plastic and POPs

Growing pressure to transition to the circular economy and the desire to eliminate legacy additives is proving to be a conundrum for the plastics...

Waste no more: Aggregates supplier scores first in securing circular accreditation in Scotland

A Lanarkshire-based company is the first in Scotland to secure ‘end-of-waste’ status for its low carbon aggregates. Recycling and waste management solutions business Levenseat...

Online clothing portal gives consumers option to donate unwanted items to charity instead of...

A new scheme allows consumers to donate unwanted clothing to charity, earning donation ‘drop points' - a fixture of the bricks-and-mortar shopping experience that...

Foam foundation: Mattress recycling facility marks new phase in circularity project

Old mattresses made of polyurethane foam will now be recovered, dismantled and chemically recycled to create a new polyol - a key starting material...

MSU provides recycling boost at Brighton train station

A bid to deliver the highest recycling rate of any station on the rail network has been announced by rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway...

Survey aims to advance window recycling participation

Polymer specialist Rehau is hoping to raise awareness of the possibility of window recycling with homeowners, and has commissioned an industry survey to assist...

Supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable...

eBay UK will encourage use of recycled car parts

E-commerce firm eBay UK has announced initiatives to encourage the use of recycled car parts, and is joining forces with insurers Aviva and LV...

Facility to process hard-to-recycle plastic items will open in Fife

A state-of-the-art facility to allow the recycling of flexible plastics is to open in Glenrothes, Fife. The company behind the project, Yes Recycling, writes: As an...