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AI-driven robotic arm to increase recycling at Southwark facility

An AI-driven robotic arm - said to be as accurate as the human eye - is being used at Veolia Southwark IWMF to pick...

Circular packaging solution among winners of Isle of Man Innovation Challenge

Thirteen finalists from around the world presented their solutions in the areas of FinTech, Data and AI and Cleantech to a panel of experts...

New £20m plant producing aggregates from incinerator ash opens in Midlands

The UK’s newest aggregate manufacturing plant has been officially opened in Wellingborough, providing low-carbon secondary aggregate to help meet the Midlands’ construction needs. The...

Metal separation at E-Waste World Conference 2024

Recovering the valuable metals present in e-waste is challenging, involving liberation, sizing, and separation. Bunting’s separation equipment recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals at various...

Wind turbine processing centre opens in Glasgow

A circular supply chain for wind turbines in Scotland is one step closer, says sustainable materials firm EMR, thanks to a pilot processing centre...

Could EV batteries have a second life in stationary storage?

By Matthew Lumsden, CEO of Connected Energy, a firm with expertise in using batteries for energy storage. Picture this, it's Friday night and you're watching...

Using AI to extract mixed recyclables and organic material from MSW

A provider of AI-powered sortation at scale for the waste and recycling industry, AMP Robotics is using its technology to extract mixed recyclables and...

Morrisons is first UK supermarket to roll-out coffee pod recycling scheme

In an effort to make coffee pod recycling easier and accessible for the UK, Morrisons has announced a nationwide roll-out of dedicated coffee pod...

EU rules compel manufacturers to make repair easier

The European Parliament voted on 23 April to adopt new rules on the so-called “right to repair” for consumers, which aim to make it...

DRS to be delayed until 2027

The UK government has announced a delay to the scheduled October 2025 start date of a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which will now...

AI-powered recycling startup raises £1.65m to solve material sorting gap

London-based recycling tech business, Sorted, has raised £1.65 million in a seed funding round. The group's technology enables human pickers to better sort and recover...

Circular pallets scheme gears up for May rollout

Recyclable pallets initiative The Pallet LOOP says it is manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for...

Using metal waste as a catalyst for making green hydrogen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LFo3JeXsUo A group from the University of Nottingham say they have found a way to transform metal waste into a highly efficient catalyst to make...

New service aims to help textile producers meet EPR regulations

Circular economy specialist Reconomy has launched a tech-enabled, international service to help businesses comply with textile Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations. The service – called...

€5.6 million EU-funded project aims to mainstream remanufacturing

A Horizon Europe-funded project is attempting to build a digital platform that will facilitate remanufacturing and circularity. The project, CREDIT, has received funding to the...

Crunch time? First “fully recyclable crisp packet” announced

It's described as the first fully recyclable paper crisp packet by The British Crisp Co., which launched it on 28 March, providing an environmentally...

Webinar for the lighting industry on 11 April

Lighting manufacturers, importers, contractors, end users and specifiers all have specific responsibilities under environmental legislation when it comes to dealing with waste - to...

Scotland’s recycling rate hits all-time high

Scots are recycling more than ever before as the nation’s recycling rate hits an all-time high in data released by Scotland’s environment watchdog, SEPA. The...

Textile Recycling Association warns of imminent collapse of the sector

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) are sounding the alarm about the imminent collapse of the textile recycling sector due to global market challenges. "As the...

Unlock £1.1 billion by escalating the Plastic Packaging Tax, says Veolia

Resource management company Veolia is calling for the Government to escalate the Plastic Packaging Tax to incentivise the end markets for recycled content, give...