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Facility in Newry showcases co-mingling recycling model

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots recently visited Re-Gen's waste recycling facility in Newry, during which the firm suggested that adopting its...

Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. Although...

Low-carbon cement made from mining sidestream

Materials technology firm Betolar has been granted a patent for a method for converting mining waste material into a reinforcing binder. In the future,...

Viennese whirl: Recovery event reorganises around online version (Sponsored content)

IRRC Waste-to-Energy, a long-standing international event that offers perspective on recycling and recovery, has decided to go online this year. Organiser Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky explained the...

Not-so-fast fashion? Captured carbon incorporated in fabric of Zara dress range

A collaboration between biotech firm LanzaTech and Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has led to the design of a capsule collection for the latter’s largest...

Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 announces conference programme

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe have announced the outline programme for the event’s free-to attend conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam...

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...

WCEF2019 speakers: The EU needs to show global leadership on the circular economy

The World Circular Economy Forum 2019 took place in Helsinki on 3-5 June, and seemingly presented "the most advanced circular economy solutions" for governments,...

Please decorate responsibly, says beverage can expert

Aluminium is an infinitely recyclable material, with over 75% of all the aluminium ever produced still in use today. And yet craft brewers often...

How the motor repair industry works with the circular economy

Dr Hugh Falkner of the AEMT (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) looks at the circular economy and the motor repair industry

Plastic bottle deposit return schemes back on the table

Support appears to be mounting for the adoption of a mandatory deposit return system (DRS) for plastics drinks containers sold in the UK. Taking empty...

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....

Recycling trade association criticises comments of EA chief on waste exports

The Recycling Association has criticised the "dangerous language" used by Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan. In a speech at a 12 April event...

Sorted for NZ’s first PET recycling plant

Materials sorting expert Sesotec provides details of equipment specified for a new recycling facility .

Plastic recycling does work says recycling industry group

The Recycling Association's chief executive Simon Ellin has warned that the people behind the Big Plastic Count (an event co-organised by Greenpeace) were "irresponsible"...

SLR maps North Sea decom circularity

SLR Consulting recently completed the technical authoring of a Decom North Sea and Zero Waste Scotland funded report on ‘The Management of Decommissioned Material...

£1.5 million funding for study to develop microbial organisms to digest plastic waste

A study to develop microbial organisms to digest plastic waste has been made possible following a £1.5million award from the ERA - Cobiotech programme of the European Union

UK tungsten mine waste to be used as secondary construction aggregate

Construction materials supplier GRS has secured an exclusive deal to bring to market millions of tonnes of granite arising from British tungsten mining for...

Carpet recycling conference celebrates resource champions

Award winners at Carpet Recycling UK 2016 (left to right): Neil Green, M25 Made by U Ltd; Graham Kempton, Designer Contracts; Simon Macaulay, Anglo...

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...