Monday, December 5, 2022

Construction contractor goes circular with temporary structures and roads

The race is clearly on for net zero, although different timelines are in operation across different parts of the built environment. Water utilities are...

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,...

Sanitisation chamber to support clothing and PPE reuse

A technology to sanitise clothing without the water-intensive drawbacks of traditional methods is being publicised as a useful way to advance the reuse of...

Turning banners into bags

Collaboration closes the loop on difficult to recycle printed waste Circular economy expert Reconomy has partnered with outdoor signage, advertising and promotional materials experts Out...

Start-up provides digital platform for plastic recyclate trading

Hamburg-based start-up cirplus has entered into the UK market in a bid to digitalise the plastic and recycling industry. The firm offers "a global end-to-end...

Food packaging will still be landfilled or incinerated without accelerated innovation

While recycling, reuse and composting of packaging continues to increase significantly, a fifth of all food packaging could still find its way to landfill...

New machine claimed to offer advances in sensor-based aluminium sorting

TOMRA's x-ray transmission (XRT) technology "combines innovative synergies in metal and diamond recovery, once again setting new standards in sensor-based aluminium sorting", says the...

PRN proposals: A welcome raising of standards (comment)

Joseph Doherty of Re-Gen Waste welcomes the consultation on the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN). All English exporters will have to register and get an environmental...

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an...

Sponsored Content: Firms partner to tackle trommel fines

Waste management firm Ace Liftaway has announced plans to introduce a new 90tph trommel fines recycling plant to its waste recycling and processing facility in Hampshire.

Never-ending story: Glass recycling and its unappreciated subtleties

Glass is often presented as the perfect circular economy material, possessing the qualities of being entirely and endlessly recyclable. Unfortunately, like so many things in life, the truth is a little more complex on close inspection. Envirotec spoke to Steve Whettingsteel, founder and CEO of glass recycling technology firm Krysteline, in search of a clearer understanding.

Pumps group presents circular economy seminar

The importance of the circular economy to the pump sector comes up for attention in a series of seminars taking place in Brussels in...

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...

Unique online tool for repair cafés gets an update

The latest version of a free online resource for repair cafés - the Repair Café Carbon Calculator from Farnham Repair Café (FRC) - went...

Bradford becomes first Yorkshire and Humber council to specify plastic roads

Bradford Council has worked with waste plastic road company MacRebur to become the first local authority in the region to specify road surfacing material...

Risk of recycling crisis as UK Government ‘deaf’ to industry concerns about Red Diesel...

The body representing Scottish SME resource and waste management operators says recycling services across the country are under threat following the UK Government’s refusal...

Consortium to assess the future of packaging waste sorting

Nine brand-owners, an independent test & research centre and two universities will bring expertise over 2 years to develop and test an...

Turning WEEE into gold: The Royal Mint to build South Wales plant

The Royal Mint has announced plans to build a "world first" plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The facility...

Global Waste Index 2022 highlights leaders and laggards

There are still major differences in the amount of waste generated across the world, and how it is disposed, a finding confirmed by a...

Oven-ready solutions?

A medium-temperature reaction, pyrolysis can reduce the plasticized medical-protection garb back into an original form – such as chemicals and petroleum – and then recycle it, perhaps into fuels, according to a new study by Cornell University.