Thursday, June 24, 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...

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...

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...
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...

Report by African Circular Economy Alliance shines light on ‘Five Big Bets’ for circular...

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) has launched a report identifying five sectors that it says have the greatest potential to drive the circular...

Feasibility study will examine plastics circularity in Nigeria

A new study will examine the feasibility of advancing fully circular value chains in Nigeria, to help close the loop on plastics waste. The...

First polystyrene recycling plants in Europe will use depolymerisation

A significant milestone has been reached with plans to build commercial polystyrene (PS) recycling plants in Europe, according to the firms behind it: INEOS...

PET plastic recycler receives planning permission for first UK plant

Specialist PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycler Enviroo has had its planning application approved for its first plastic recycling facility in the UK. The firm says...

AI supports unique solution to optimize waste collection in France

Since July 2020, the 200 skips that collect Toulouse inhabitants’ waste from the 13 waste disposal centers managed by Suez have been equipped with...

Upgrading a waste plastic processing facility in Haiti during a pandemic: A case study...

George Brasher, Managing Director of UK & Ireland at global IT firm HP discusses an ongoing project to collect and process waste plastic in...

Ford and HP collaborate to turn 3d waste into automotive parts

Ford is teaming up with HP in a bid to reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts, closing the loop and turning them into...

Commercial-scale facility will recycle all forms of plastic waste

· New HydroPRS™ process creates raw ingredients for "infinitely recyclable new products" · World-first commercial-scale plant starts construction in Teesside, UK, backed by global partners...

Equipment firm announces global virtual symposium for the wet processing industry

Wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE has scheduled another global virtual conference on materials processing topics for 18-20 May. It follows a previous virtual event...

Finland pilot plant demonstrates production of bioplastic from soy residues

Four companies have collaborated to develop what is said to be the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and...