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Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

by Ensia  (Apr. 8, 2014)

Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Top 15 things you didn’t know you could recycle

by Busch Systems International Inc.  (Feb. 24, 2014)

Figuring out what to recycle and what not to recycle is tough! So we’ve compiled a list of some items and materials that the average character may not have known that they could toss in the recycling bin. We’d be very surprised if you knew that all of these items were recyclable! 1. Pet Fur Believe it or not, all of those mounds of cat ...

Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from ...

Benefits of A Solar Powered Security Light

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Jul. 31, 2014)

Security lights are important to every neighborhood whether it is composed of residential or business premises. This is because, as the name suggests, they provide added security to an area. Taking this into consideration there is a need to have them everywhere.   They are usually required to stay on for very long hours but looking at cutting ...

Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Waste

by AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG  (Jun. 23, 2014)

AVA is a leading supplier of machines and system solutions with main competence in mixing and drying, across all industry sectors. An important field of AVA business is the development and delivery of turnkey (mobile) plants for the treatment of contaminated recyclable fractions and waste under high vacuum and/ or high temperature.  The ...

Seeing Through The Fog

by Dynamic Recycling  (Aug. 11, 2014)

Many of you have heard the old cliché, “you get what you pay for.” For the purposes of this article, I’d like you to apply this thought towards your corporation’s business relationship with its vendors. In today’s business world, this statement still applies to the various business segments in which your ...

Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

by Oil Skimmers, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 2012)

Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that were once abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable ...

Battery recycling: the EU and Switzerland power ahead

by Recycling International  (Sep. 1, 2007)

In battery land, and especially in battery recycling land, legislation is currently a point of focus given that the new EU Battery Directive - which includes collection and reprocessing targets for portable batteries - is scheduled to come into force on September 25 next year. At the 12th annual International Congress of Battery Recycling (ICBR), ...

Recycling Nokia mobile phones

by zonzoo  (May 3, 2011)

Recycling Nokia mobile phones could not be easier with zonzoo. By doing this you are not only getting cash for your old phone, but are also helping the environment and people in developing countries. Nokia is the largest manufacturer of mobiles in the world; it produces millions of handsets every year and has a market share of over 30%. With ...

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