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Making stronger concrete with ‘sewage-enhanced’ steel slag

A group of researchers say they have shown how a by-product of steelmaking can be used to both treat wastewater and make stronger concrete,...

Change essential if Scottish DRS is to be a success, says aluminium recycling group

On 16 March, the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform laid regulations in the Scottish Parliament that will create the...

Coronavirus causing huge difficulty for the recovered paper sector, says Recycling Association

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting the vulnerable recovered paper sector hard according to The Recycling Association. Over the past few years, the international market for...

Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and...

How infrared tech can tackle alarming rates of ‘rogue’ plastic in recycling

New figures from packaging company DS Smith appear to reveal the alarming amount of plastic waste that ends up in UK paper and cardboard...

Recovery of ultra-fine metal particles from household and industrial waste: Firm opens largest facility...

Suez has opened what it says is the largest facility in the EU for the extraction and recovery of ultra-fine non-ferrous metal particles from...

Manchester hotel joins soap and toiletry bottles recycling scheme

The Lowry Hotel in Manchester is among the first in the UK to sign up to a new toiletries recycling scheme. Clean the World, a...

European plastics recycling trade show announces March conference programme

The forthcoming Plastics Recycling Show Europe includes a free-to-attend conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on 25 and 26 March 2020. The organisers...

First “Low Plastic Zone” launches in London: Initiative aims to encourage businesses to cut...

A new initiative from North London Waste Authority (NLWA) - working in partnership with the seven north London boroughs - aims to reduce the...

We need to go “beyond net-zero”, says circularity group

We need to go “beyond net-zero” to combat the climate crisis by tackling our huge consumption habit, said Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain...

Easier to understand recycling labelling welcomed by The Recycling Association

Easier to understand recycling labelling has been welcomed by The Recycling Association. Under new rules developed by OPRL, packaging labels will state ‘Recycle' or ‘Don't...

Circularity analysis details alarming trend as global resource consumption passes 100 billion tonnes a...

Circular economy strategies essential as reuse of resources falls to 8.6% The global economy is consuming 100 billion tonnes of materials a year for the...
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Surveying the scrap metal landscape

With 2020 now upon us, Andrew Brady, UK CEO of EMR (formerly European Metal Recycling) reflects on what has changed in his sector since the start of the millenium, and offers perspective on its growing importance and the challenges that lie ahead.

Research partnership aims to put mattress waste to bed

A new partnership is aiming to forge a more sustainable approach to mattress design and disposal, tackling the estimated 600,000 mattresses disposed of in...

How RFID technology is playing a role in reducing waste and increasing recycling

Gillian Ewers, VP Marketing with technology firm PragmatIC, offers insight into an approach that uses low-cost integrated circuits to bring the benefits of near-field...

Supermarket and recycling trade group initiative aims to ‘foil’ landfilling of aluminium packaging

Co-op has launched a campaign that aims to avoid the sending-to-landfill of a great many tonnes of aluminium foil this Christmas. The supermarket chain said...

Investigation reveals almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet incinerated annually

Carpet waste is a huge issue in UK, as an area the size of Birmingham is thrown away every year. Carpet Recycling...

Diaper waste solution wins global green start-up award

A clean fuel start-up from Kenya has won the latest ClimateLaunchpad, a global green start-up competition. The start-up, Leafy Ke, which converts used diapers...

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging...

· Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable...

US research organisation announces $24 million investment in technology solutions to advance the circular...

A manufacturing research organisation co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ​​the REMADE Institute recently issued its third Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop...