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Knocking landfill on the head: Recycling scheme celebrates three years

The National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme recently celebrated three years in operation. It was introduced in November 2017, with the intention of providing...

Prague to pilot large-scale, dynamic waste collection

The city of Prague is to pilot dynamic waste collection via automated collection routes. Seemingly impressive in scale for a trial of this kind...

Conference programme announced for Plastics Recycling Show Europe virtual event

Organisers have confirmed the full conference programme for the Plastics Recycling Show Europe Virtual Event taking place 9-11 December 2020. Participation in all elements...
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Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world's first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. The company...

EU beverage carton recycling rate hits 51%

The latest figures on beverage carton recycling in the EU show that they have surpassed 50% for the first time. The recycling rate for...

Glass bottles amongst the most environmentally impactful says Southampton study

Research by environmental experts at the University of Southampton has determined that glass bottles are likely to be more environmentally impactful containers for pre-packaged...

Brominated flame retardants are not hindering the recycling of WEEE plastics says new study

Misperceptions regarding the impact of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) on WEEE plastics recycling are addressed by a report from the International Bromine Council (BSEF)...

Waste concrete to be repurposed into public furniture using additive manufacturing

Waste concrete from demolished buildings is to be reinvented and made into new custom-made outdoor memorials and public garden furniture with the help of...

Partnership to create first end-of-life supply chain for electric car batteries

A seemingly ground-breaking project to create a circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The...

Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

A new range of biodegradable guards will help to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips while improving landscape management, says the firm...
Ulster Shredders U-75LB

Sponsored content: Versatile shredder is operator friendly

Equipment manufacturer Ulster Shredders is introducing its newest shredder, the U-75LB. This slow-speed, twin-shaft assembly has been designed to be machine operator friendly. It is engineered to shred a variety of challenging materials.

North London Waste Authority launches online clothes swaps to divert unwanted textiles from disposal

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has partnered with London Waste and Recycling Board’s (LWARB’s) eco-fashion campaign Love Not Landfill to launch Stop & Swap,...

New mattress recycling facility opens in Greater Manchester

A NEW facility has opened in Bolton that will seemingly recycle up to a quarter of a million mattresses thrown away in Greater Manchester...

Continuous flow chemistry process picks up French award

A French-government award that recognises sustainable chemistry initiatives has been picked up by Minakem, a CDMO for active ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry....

Metals recycler supports the Transport for London scrappage scheme

Metals recycler EMR is supporting the Transport for London (TFL) scrappage scheme at six sites across the capital. EMR Metal Recycling has Authorised Treatment Facilities...

Tracking chemicals of concern in products: SCIP database ready for use

Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern to ECHA’s SCIP database. The aim is to make recycling of products safer...

Plastics Recycling Show Europe goes virtual from 9 to 11 December

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission is keynote speaker at PRSE Virtual, opening on 9 December. Plastics Recycling Show...

Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

A £3.1m grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to...

Scots encouraged to stay en vogue and on message with ‘slow’ fashion

‘Style it out with second-hand’ is the message from Zero Waste Scotland as, so the group says, the movement against fast fashion appears to...

Initiative calls on construction industry to join fight against plastic pandemic

A new not-for-profit organisation, Changing Streams, has been established by an entrepreneur from Liverpool in a bid to remove plastic from the construction industry. Neal...